Grammarly announced the general availability of the Grammarly Text Editor SDK (software development kit). The first offering from Grammarly for Developers, the Text Editor SDK enables integration of Grammarly’s AI communication assistance into any web or desktop application. The SDK makes it easy to integrate Grammarly’s writing suggestions so end users feel confident in their communication. The release also includes new feature such as Tone detector, Autocomplete, Analytics dashboard, and Theming.
Grammarly for Developers offers an openly accessible, self-serve free plan, or developers can request access to two usage-based paid plans:
- Free: Delivers unlimited grammar, punctuation, and spelling suggestions
- Starter: Everything in Free plus the option to remove user prompts encouraging registration with their own Grammarly account
- Plus: Everything in Starter plus Grammarly’s advanced features, including autocomplete, clarity-focused rewrites, and feedback on tone, engaging word choice, and inclusive language.
Veryfi launched a Free tier for its optical character recognition (OCR) application programming interface (API) platform. Companies looking to turn unstructured documents into structured data can quickly add AI-driven OCR capabilities to their apps without typical startup costs.
Developers can use their free account forever without fear of losing their work, without feature limitations, and without requiring a credit card. The only limit is the number of documents that developers can submit to the OCR API platform of 100 for the initial 14 days and then 50 per month. When ready, it’s easy to transition to a Starter account plan via self-service.
Veryfi enables organizations to capture, extract and transform documents such as receipts, invoices, purchase orders, checks, credit cards, and W-9 forms into structured data. Veryfi uses AI/ML technology, trained by hundreds of millions of documents over the past five years, to extract data and transform it into a structured format for 85 currencies, 39 languages, and over 110 defined fields such as vendor, total, bill to/ship to, purchase order and invoice numbers, any line item (product name, SKU, description), and taxes, which can then be accessed for other business applications.
AppTek and expert.ai announced they have entered into a strategic technology partnership to bring AI-based text analytics to dynamic audio content in multiple languages. The partnership leverages AppTek’s Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technologies with expert.ai’s natural language understanding capabilities to enable organizations to leverage audio content in the unstructured data sets that they manage for improving decision making and augmenting intelligent automation.
As organizations increasingly utilize language data—emails, documents, reports and other free form text— for an ever-growing range of enterprise use cases (knowledge discovery, contract analysis, policy review, email management, text summarization, classification, entity extraction etc.), natural language capabilities will play a critical role in powering any process or application that relies on unstructured language data. The combined capabilities of AppTek and expert.ai supercharge enterprise and government NLU and NLP applications, expanding the data types and sources available for analysis to provide even more informational output.
Using AppTek’s speech-to-text technology within the expert.ai Platform, organizations can automatically transcribe audio types from different sources, including high-quality media broadcast content, podcasts, meetings, one-to-one interviews or even low bandwidth telephone conversations. In addition, they can leverage advanced multilingual functionalities to generate accurate, customizable and scalable translations across hundreds of language pairs.
https://www.apptek.com/ ■ https://www.expert.ai/
Cloudflare, Inc. announced that Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite (DLS) is now available in three new countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, India, and Japan. The Data Localization Suite will help businesses based in these countries, as well as global companies who do business in these countries, to comply with their data localization obligations by using Cloudflare to easily set rules and controls on where their domestic data goes and who has access to it. This ultimately allows any business with customers in these countries to service their data locally while benefiting from the speed, security, and scalability of Cloudflare’s global network.
Businesses in Australia, India, and Japan can use Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite to:
- Control where traffic is serviced: Companies can choose the data center locations where their traffic is inspected.
- Build and deploy serverless code, with regional control: Build applications that allow developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations.
- Use Cloudflare’s security features to protect their web properties.
- Align with global and regional security certifications: Businesses can trust that they are compliant with global privacy and security certifications like ISO 27001, 27701, and 27018.
Fivetran announced the availability of Fivetran’s Metadata API to enable the tracking of data “in-flight” from source to destination as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines. With this additional visibility, customers can integrate with governance and observability tools to give data teams more control over who has access to what data. Enabling automated data governance, the Fivetran Metadata API also provides data stewards, security teams and data engineering teams the needed visibility to answer where the data came from, who accessed it, and what changes have occurred in the pipeline. With the Fivetran Metadata API:
- Data analysts are provided with a deep understanding of where data is coming from and are able to run impact analyses on it.
- Data stewards know end users have access to data that has been handled securely and is compliant with governance requirements.
- Security and legal teams can complete security audits and ensure the data moved is in compliance with organizational policies.
- Data architects and engineers will soon be able to understand upstream schema changes and ensure downstream processes are updated.
Fivetran launched better metadata management with four data catalog vendors: Atlan, data.world, Alation and Collibra.
Santa Cruz Software, provider of software for cross media content publishing, announced a new version of their DAM connector LinkrUI will now enable Digital Asset Manager (DAM) syncing for three Microsoft Office applications. Currently available only via DAM reselling partners, Microsoft Office functionality with LinkrUI is now compatible for applications Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Excel.
LinkrUI enables direct searching, opening, placing and synchronizing of digital assets stored in a DAM system or other storage services, such as Box and Dropbox. The new version of LinkrUI automatically synchronizes assets between Microsoft Office applications and the DAM or storage service to ensure that everyone in an organization can find and work on the latest version.
LinkrUI started as an extension to Adobe applications, providing an in-app panel link between creative applications and the DAM or cloud storage service. The premium version of LinkrUI adds compatibility for Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects and includes additional features like live filtering and Smart-Linkr, which finds and fixes broken asset links automatically. Microsoft Office compatibility is only available in the premium version. LinkrUI for Microsoft Office is currently only available from resellers. A retail version will be announced at a later date.
Adobe announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire Figma, a web-first collaborative design platform, for approximately $20 billion in cash and stock. Figma’s mission is to help teams collaborate visually and make design accessible to all. Founded by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace in 2012, the company pioneered product design on the web. Figma is making it possible for everyone who designs interactive mobile and web applications to collaborate through multi-player workflows, sophisticated design systems and a rich, extensible developer ecosystem.
The combination of Adobe’s and Figma’s communities will bring designers and developers closer together to unlock the future of collaborative design. Adobe and Figma will benefit all stakeholders in the product design process, from designers to product managers to developers, by bringing capabilities from Adobe’s imaging, photography, illustration, video, 3D and font technology into the Figma platform.
The transaction is expected to close in 2023, subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. Upon the closing Dylan Field, Figma’s co-founder and CEO, will continue to lead the Figma team, reporting to David Wadhwani, president of Adobe’s Digital Media business. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.
https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2022/Adobe-to-Acquire-Figma/default.aspx ■ https://www.figma.com
Acquia announced new capabilities for Acquia DAM (previously Widen), Channel Portals. They allow businesses to easily create and share branded, secure, and up-to-date digital product catalogs with individual partners to accelerate sales and ensure products are accurately represented in the market.
In-store displays, sales conversations, email promotions, and websites all require current product content. Channel Portals makes it easier for a business user to filter down a product catalog to the information and assets each group needs to market and sell the products, and then share it in an portal. Channel Portals removes the need for ad hoc spreadsheet exports and zip files of images, videos, and PDFs.
Using Channel Portals, sales teams can access product details for training purposes or create a custom portal for each dealer and distributor channel, exclusively featuring their organization’s branding, including logo, font, and colors. Customers can embed Channel Portals into a webpage or share them via a link, made public or password-protected.
In addition, Acquia released task management for product enrichment, which extends Acquia DAM’s product information management (PIM) capabilities. Task management for product enrichment allows product managers to automatically delegate tasks for writers, marketers, and creatives as new products are added to the system.