BlogBypassing manual data hassles and embracing AI with human oversight

Large language models are revolutionizing data handling by enabling AI-powered oversight of tasks like invoice processing, freeing humans for more strategic work.

April 9, 2024

Imagine this: You’re an accountant drowning in a sea of paper invoices, each in its own unique format. Manually entering data for every line item feels like an eternity, prone to errors and a drain on your time and energy. But what if there was a better way?

Large language models (LLMs) are revolutionizing user experience (UX) by introducing a new level of efficiency to data handling, specifically when dealing with unstructured data like emails or handwritten notes. This opens up exciting possibilities for features that can streamline workflows and eliminate tedious tasks.

The case of the clunky invoice

Consider the common example of managing inbound invoices in accounting software. Contractors often send invoices in their preferred formats, creating chaos for data entry. Each document requires manual review and line-by-line entry, a time-consuming and error-prone process.

Enter AI-Powered Invoice Processing

Now, envision a future where you can upload all your invoices at once. The software, powered by LLMs, automatically recognizes and categorizes each line item. It extracts relevant information and maps it directly to the corresponding contractor and their predefined projects. This eliminates the need for manual data entry, transforming a tedious task into a human oversight activity.

The role of human oversight

In this example, the UX could display each uploaded invoice side-by-side with a pre-filled form generated by the AI. This allows for a quick visual verification of the extracted data before final approval. Humans remain in the loop, but their role shifts from tedious data entry to a supervisory role, ensuring accuracy and catching any potential errors.

A prevailing theme: From manual entry to AI oversight

This shift from manual data entry to human oversight of AI data extraction is a key insight and a trend we expect to see continue to gain traction. AI systems are becoming increasingly adept at handling unstructured data, freeing humans to focus on more strategic tasks and decision-making.

The benefits of AI-powered efficiency

  • Reduced Errors: AI minimizes human error in data entry, leading to greater data accuracy.
  • Increased Productivity: By automating tedious tasks, AI frees up valuable time for employees.
  • Improved Workflows: Streamlined workflows improve overall efficiency and speed up processes.
  • Optimized User Experience: By reducing manual data entry, AI creates a more user-friendly experience.

The potential applications of AI-powered data handling extend far beyond invoice processing. From automating customer service requests to generating reports and summarizing documents, AI is poised to revolutionize the way we interact with data and software.

Ready to embrace AI-powered efficiency?

Planorama Design is at the forefront of integrating AI into user experiences. We can help you explore the possibilities of AI to streamline your workflows and unlock new levels of efficiency in your enterprise software solutions.

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