Power Platform – AI BUILDER – Use AI Builder model (Business Card Reader and use cases) in Power Apps (Canvas App) – Part 5

Hi All,

Greetings for the day 🙂 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL with Power Platform and AI Builder 🙂

In last following few articles we are discussing AI Builder.

In this article we will discuss how to use AI Model in Canvas Power App. Here we will use “Business Card Reader” OOB AI Model in our custom canvas app form. So lets start step by step:

Step 1 : Go to the PowerApp portal / Launch Power Apps as

M365 - Power Platform - Launching Power Apps Studio
Fig1: M365 – Power Platform – Launching Power Apps Studio

Step 2: Create blank canvas app

M365 - Power Platform -  Creating Canvas from blank template
Fig2: M365 – Power Platform – Creating Canvas from blank template

Step 3: On canvas app screen from “Insert” menu select “AI Builder”

Step 4: Select “Business Card Reader” AI model, which will inserted on our canvas app screen

M365 - Power Platform -  Blank canvas app - Inserting OOB "Business card reader" from "AI Builder" section
Fig3: M365 – Power Platform – Blank canvas app – Inserting OOB “Business card reader” from “AI Builder” section
M365 - Power Platform -  Added "Business card reader" AI model on Canvas App
Fig4: M365 – Power Platform – Added “Business card reader” AI model on Canvas App

Step 5: To verify its working lets have one label and set the formula to print the company name from the business card which we will be scanning / reading.

M365 - Power Platform -  Scanned the business card reader and displaying the company name
Fig5: M365 – Power Platform – Scanned the business card reader and displaying the company name

We could have this form on our SharePoint site as well for respective person to use.

Once we have respective data available then we could have multiple options / approaches available to store this data

  • We could store / maintain all this data into SharePoint list
  • We could store / maintain all this data into any database
  • We could store / maintain all this data in Dynamic 365

Use Cases / Scenarios: There are certain scenarios where this OOB Business Card Reader model can be used, few of ideas are listed below:

  • In Hotel Industry, where customers visits to the Hotels and Hotel owner like to have maintain the database of all there customers. Maintaining birth dates and anniversaries of customers and wishing them and offerings. So this way Hotel can increase the business.
  • In Hospitals, maintaining all patients data for various purposes
  • In companies, in interview process, maintaining data of candidates for future references
  • Different kind of Shop Keepers / Shopping Mall owners maintaining data for their customers for various proposes or for future uses.

Thanks for reading 🙂 Enjoy the beautiful life 🙂

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