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Launching a text recognition service for 1/3rd the cost of Google Cloud Vision, Amazon Textract

Siftrics
Siftrics founder. We're hiring. Message me if you want to work on computer vision, distributed systems, or Go.
Originally published at siftrics.com ・1 min read

Hi everyone!

Founder here. Our startup just launched a service that lets you POST images & PDFs and returns recognized text as JSON. That's right, we're attempting to compete with Google (ooh!) and Amazon (ahh!). The service is a direct competitor to their respective products, Vision and Textract, but comes at a third of the cost.

I know, you're probably thinking, "There's a catch, right? The accuracy must be lower, the service must be slower, something has got to be worse." But alas, none of that is true. Through lots of hard work and research, we have developed a secret sauce that lets us provide the same, high-quality service (yes, it can accurately recognize human handwriting --- sometimes even cursive).

If you're still unconvinced about the quality of our service, you can try it yourself! Everyone gets 1,000 pages for free.

By the way, if you're an expert in computer vision, distributed systems, or just enjoy programming in Go, please message me! We're expanding!

In case you missed the link in the first paragraph, here's our service: https://siftrics.com/

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