Box taps Google Cloud Vision for image management

Box taps Google Cloud Vision for image management

August 18th, 2017
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The integration is one of Box's first moves to bring machine learning

capabilities to its cloud content management platform.


														
							

In one of its first moves to bring machine learning capabilities to its cloud content management platform, Box on Thursday announced it’s tapping the Google Cloud Vision API to help customers manage and gain insight from their image files.

The integration, now available in private beta, will enable businesses using Box to automatically identify objects in images or text (either typed or handwritten), index metadata for improved search and discovery, and ultimately, speed up image-centric processes and workflows.Earlier this year, Box CEO Aaron Levie promised to roll out multiple AI-related product announcements, as well as more direction in terms of Box’s AI strategy.

While Box customers can now work within the confines of Google’s image recognition capabilities, Levie said the company will aim to enable customization so that customers can train the system on particular data sets over time.

Box already has a strong relationship with Google, as it does with other cloud vendors like Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM.

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