Bill Classification in Tunisia Challenge
Use computer vision to classify receipts in Tunisa
236 data scientists enrolled, 32 on the leaderboard
Financial ServicesClassificationUnstructured
20 September 2019

This challenge was designed specifically for the AI Tunisia Hack 2019, which takes place from 20 to 22 September. Welcome to the AI Tunisia Hack participants!

After AI Hack Tunisia, this competition will be re-opened as a Knowledge Challenge to allow others in the Zindi community to learn and test their skills.

Expensya is a Cloud based multi-platform expense management software. The web and mobile solution covers the entire travel and expense journey: before, during and after each business trip.

One of the main features of Expensya is the automatic extraction of information out of the receipts. Currently, this is done with OCR+. With the emergence of relevant deep learning techniques, Expensya would like to explore the performance of Deep Learning to improve one of the main features of the application, which is the automatic classification of the receipts into different categories, right after snapping a picture of the receipt.

The objective of this challenge is to create a machine learning model to classify images of receipts by the category of the expense.

About the organisation(s)

About Expensya (

Expensya is a French-Tunisian startup that automates expense reports, for 5000 companies in 100 countries, using AI. The solution enables professionals to get rid of this time-consuming task and to manage expense claims effectively. Using powerful AI and Machine Learning algorithms, the Expensya app integrates digitization, archiving, and smart processing technologies, which automatically capture expenses, among other data, in 1 second. Expensya also facilitates the data transmission and integrates perfectly with the accounting software.

About InstaDeep (

InstaDeep delivers AI-powered decision-making systems for the Enterprise. With expertise in both machine intelligence research and concrete business deployments, we provide a competitive advantage to our customers in an AI-first world. As one of the leading AI companies in Africa, InstaDeep knows first-hand what African talent is truly capable of.

InstaDeep has more than 70 employees spread across its headquarters in London, and offices in Paris, Tunis, Nairobi, and Lagos. In addition to its connections to African educational institutions, the company also possesses strong ties to elite French schools and top-rated universities in the UK.

About AI Hack Tunisia (

The AI Hack Tunisia 2019 is the biggest ML/AI Hackathon ever in Tunisia, Africa, and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. It takes place on 20-22 September. The event is a double hackathon: the first part is an individual Machine Learning Challenge, and the second part is a group competition focused on a specific technology.

With mentors, judges, and competitors from all over the world, it’s going to be a blast!