Dropbox makes PDFs and images searchable with automatic OCR feature

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Dropbox is in the process of launching a new feature that will make life easier for people using the cloud storage service to house PDFs and image files: automatic OCR. The optical character recognition is rolling out to paying subscribers, and is an acknowledgement of the fact that a large proportion of files uploaded to Dropbox are photographs of documents. By adding machine learning-powered OCR, Dropbox is making these files searchable. See also: Google pulls out of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over AI concerns Plex adds subtitle downloads, kills plugins, Watch Later and Cloud Sync Microsoft launches Azure-based Windows… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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