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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
Recently, my six-year-old son came to me with a challenge. As a product manager for a leading tech company, I often find myself lost in the world of business talk, and my son, like any other child whose dad is not a firefighter or a ninja, had no idea what I did for a living. He asked me to explain my work in a way that his kindergarten friends would understand.

"Alright, kiddo," I said, "Give me a challenge!"

With a cheeky grin he handed me his favourite Pokémon card - "PikachuV it is”, he announced. "I want you to tell me everything about this card - its name, hit points, thunderbolt attack, and the V-Rule."

I smiled back at him, "Challenge accepted!" and decided to raise the stakes. "I'll do it in under 90 seconds by using artificial intelligence" - to allow for keeping up to a six-year-old child’s attention span.

First, I explained what AI is and how it can resemble human characteristics such as seeing, understanding, painting or speaking. Then I told him that in my work I make computers see and read, and that they are so powerful to read even his trading cards. Bringing him on track took longer than 90 seconds but he flabbergasted me by saying "dad, it's like Zane from Ninjago" 🙂 (author: Zane is the amazing nindroid ninja).

So, with the powers of Generative AI and large language models (LLMs) now included into our Document Information Extraction, I set forth on this fun quest. So check this out:

This is the power of AI. Thanks to our latest GenAI-based advancements, you can now process basically any document type, even a Pokémon trading card. The ability to streamline document-based processes, enhance users’ productivity, and boost customer satisfaction is unparalleled. No data annotation, no template creation, no ML training required, whatsoever. The only thing is to describe what information you want to collect from the document and the service will pick it up for you.

During the whole exercise I came to the following learning for me: my son is smart to want to see the evidence on his own scenario. And this is exactly the same like our customers would want to experience it, too.

So, here's my question to you - are you ready to pitch it to your children or... board members? If so, here is how you can set up Document Information Extraction on BTP Trial in 40 seconds and try it out on your own 🙂

We've prepared some starter assets for you - enjoy:

  1. Jump-start session at TechEd 2023 (25 min).

  2. Tutorial: Use Trial to Extract Information from Custom Documents with Generative AI and Document Information E....

  3. Deep-dive blog: Introducing Document Information Extraction Premium Edition – Unleashing the Power of Large Language....

The future of Document Information Extraction is here, and it's more powerful, efficient, and innovative than ever before.


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Read more about the news of Document Information Extraction on the help portal!

What is Document Information Extraction?

Document Information Extraction is one of the SAP AI Services on the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). This ML-enabled service is available through the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) and also in the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) model.

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