Shutterstock, Inc. , a leading global creative platform that delivers full-service solutions, high-quality content and tools for brands, businesses and media companies , today announced the availability of its data (images, 3D, video and associated metadata) on the AWS Data Exchange, a service that makes it easy to find, enroll and use third-party data in the cloud. The announcement follows the launch of Shutterstock.AI, a newly formed subsidiary with insights and data at the heart of its mission.
The availability of Shutterstock.AI data on the AWS Data Exchange will allow customers, from technology startups to industrial giants, to accurately train computer vision models at scale, promoting their computer vision technology.
“Customers need broad content sets and quality metadata to train computer vision models reliably and efficiently,” said Chris Casey , global director of business development, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “A Shutterstock. AI has one of the largest asset libraries available in this space with remarkable variety and metadata.We are excited that AWS customers at all levels of machine learning maturity can now innovate using Shutterstock.AI data on the AWS Data Exchange. ”
Shutterstock.AI will initially offer a series of training datasets to AWS customers on the AWS Data Exchange. Datasets include collections of images and 3D models from the Shutterstock library. 400 million visual assets AI , along with metadata backed by rigorous human and AI review. The datasets span multiple industry categories and have been selected to align with some of the most common computer vision applications in e-commerce, travel and tourism, self-driving cars, and consumer electronics.
“Computer vision is a powerful new technology with enormous growth potential,” said Stan Pavlovsky , CEO of Shutterstock. “We are excited to partner with AWS to develop products that support companies in creating solutions for autonomous vehicles, real-time content moderation and more, while leveraging AWS’ data delivery capabilities to significantly expand the market for this content.”
In addition to offering products on the AWS Data Exchange, Shutterstock.AI content will be used to power Amazon’s own computer vision projects, including Amazon Rekognition , a solution that simplifies adding image and video analytics to applications using proven technology , highly scalable and deep learning that requires no prior machine knowledge.
Shutterstock.AI will work with AWS to provide this data to new customers, as well as allow existing Shutterstock.AI customers to use the AWS Data Exchange to streamline the delivery, ingestion and billing of their existing data.
Over time, Shutterstock.AI and AWS will continually expand the selection of datasets offered on the AWS Data Exchange in response to customer feedback and demand. Shutterstock.AI will also work to add additional value to the computer vision community by producing intellectual leadership for professionals, conducting research and developing products for expanded computer vision applications.