A2iA, now Mitek, is shorthand – and an acronym of sorts – for Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis. A2iA was one of the pioneers in artificial intelligence applications for handwriting recognition and document management.
Announced in May 2018, A2iA was acquired by Mitek Systems, a global leader in digital identity verification solutions and inventor of Mobile Deposit®. This acquisition combined two market leaders in image recognition and processing, creating a powerful force with a deep expertise in image analytics. Together, as Mitek, the organization maintains the largest private research group of PhD scientists in computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence for this industry.
A2iA has been at the forefront of recognition innovation since its founding in 1991 in Paris, France by Professor Jean-Claude Simon. Professor Simon’s discoveries in handwriting and character recognition include many industry firsts and led to transformational capabilities for the global banking industry. With the introduction of CheckReader™ in 1995, banks now could capture and automate difficult to discern data, which reduced errors and improved profitability.
The strong foothold in financial services worldwide enabled further growth and expansion for the company as the North American headquarters was opened in New York, New York in 1999. Continued investment in recognition research and development produced additional products that served an even wider array of industries. FieldReader™ and DocumentReader™ were introduced in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and enabled both automatic forms processing and recognition of handwritten data records. From this point forward, virtually any business that handled large volumes of documents would be potential customers of A2iA.
A2iA products are used millions of times a day in businesses, industries and governments on every continent on earth. Chances are, if you completed a financial transaction, filled out a form, went to the doctor or interacted with a governmental agency today, your information was probably processed using an A2iA technology!
A2iA’s impact on industry, every day, by the numbers:
- Millions of daily transactions
- Tens of thousands of end-users
- Dozens of industries with implemented solutions
- 380 + integrators and partners
- 42 country footprint
- 11 available languages