It’s really important to have a partner like IBM that’s first and foremost [in] cloud technology… At the end of the day, it can be used in any industry, in any country, in any region.

Andreas Greilhuber, Chief Operating Officer, Anyline

Business Challenge

Anyline recognized that smartphones, for all their advances, still lacked the ability to read characters in the physical, analog format—as people can. 


Anyline used IBM Deep Learning as a Service running on IBM Cloud, an element of the IBM Watson Studio offering, to create a platform that trains smartphones to read. To comply with regulations around private data, the solution operates at the edge of the cloud, using the power of Watson AI to create and train neural networks that are then deployed on users’ smartphones. The Anyline solution speeds up and dramatically improves the accuracy of optical character recognition (OCR).

Solution Category

  • IBM Cloud