Microsoft’s Pix Camera Can Now Directly Add Contacts from Business Cards

March 14, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft Pix was just one among the many camera apps powered by AI at the time it was launched. But a slew of updates later on turned it into a more productive-oriented app. This includes extraction of details from whiteboards and business cards.

Now, Microsoft is making more out of it by providing access for direct addition of contacts from the business cards. Users can now simply take snaps of business cards to get the details extracted and saved as contacts in their iPhones using the app. Every detail from the card will be automatically saved under the right category in contacts like name, phone, address, URL etc, thanks to the improved AI embraced by Microsoft.

In addition to that, Microsoft is also integrating the LinkedIn service to Pix app. This will let users to scan for business cards and access their LinkedIn profile straightaway after scanning for adding them to your connections. You have to ensure that you are logged in to your LinkedIn account to perform the same.

This is not the first time that Microsoft is making use of its acquisition of LinkedIn. Following its purchase in 2016, Microsoft has integrated LinkedIn with its various products, starting with Outlook.com. It has also made available a LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers recently.

The latest set of features has started rolling out, and you can enjoy them once you have the app updated from the App Store. Pix also continues to offer other AI-powered camera services like identifying the subjects and contents in a snap, and auto-snap of images after inferring users’ intent.

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