The German-French founding team of Manuel Zapp, Johannes Korves, Christophe Hocquet and Bérenger Laurent explained the company’s future technology, which automates document-based processes on the basis of artificial intelligence and is aimed in particular at software manufacturers. Through its technologies, natif.ai relieves employees from companies in a wide range of industries of “tedious” paperwork and repetitive tasks. By enabling employees to use their labor for value-creating and creative activities, natif.ai also aims to counteract the shortage of skilled workers with its software.
In addition, natif.ai sets new standards by processing documents not only 30-60 times faster, but also with up to 10 times the automation rate of current technologies. For this reason, Rehlinger also counts “natif.ai without question as one of the beacons of Saarbrücken’s computer science spin-offs”.
Together with Rehlinger, ideas were also developed on how knowledge from research can be better transferred to the economy in the future in order to create more jobs in the Saarland. After all, “as an official spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), natif.ai GmbH is a showcase example for the successful transfer of knowledge from research to industry and for the commercialization of ideas and inventions that arise from the research projects of scientists and result in the founding of their own company,” the Minister President also finds.
Managing Director Manuel Zapp, himself a native of the Saarland, is also certain that the establishment of natif.ai in Saarbrücken is a pioneer for structural change in the Saarland with new AI business models: “We deliberately decided to locate the company on the Saarbrücken university campus in order to remain close to research and to keep our technology up to date, on the one hand, and to be able to offer young talents a professional home here on site, on the other,” says Zapp.
natif.ai is a deep-tech startup in the field of intelligent document process automation (IDP). Thanks to high-performance AI models and a self-developed Deep OCR, a wide variety of documents can be analyzed extremely quickly and accurately, and relevant data can be extracted. natif.ai enables developers to provide complex workflows, state-of-the-art AI technologies and Active Learning via API through its platform. The company was founded in 2019 by Manuel Zapp, Johannes Korves, Christophe Hocquet and Bérenger Laurent. natif.ai is an official spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).