Shutterstock.AI to enable AWS customers to train ML models for ecommerce and AVs - The EE

Shutterstock.AI to enable AWS customers to train ML models for ecommerce and AVs

Stan Pavlovsky of Shutterstock

Shutterstock, Inc., a global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, has announced the availability of its data (images, 3D, video and associated metadata) on AWS Data Exchange.

This is a service that reportedly makes it easy to find, subscribe to, 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’s data on AWS Data Exchange will allow customers, from tech start-ups to industrial giants, to train computer vision models at scale with precision, advancing their computer vision technology.

“Customers need broad content sets and quality metadata to train computer vision models with confidence and efficiency,” says Chris Casey, worldwide head of business development, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Shutterstock.AI has one of the large libraries of assets available in this space with notable variety and metadata. We’re excited that AWS customers at every level of machine learning maturity can now innovate using Shutterstock.AI’s data on AWS Data Exchange.”

Chris Casey

Shutterstock.AI will initially offer a series of training datasets to AWS customers on AWS Data Exchange. The datasets include collections of images and 3D models from Shutterstock.AI’s library of 400 million visual assets, along with metadata backed by rigorous human and AI review. The datasets span multiple industry categories, and have been curated to align with some of the most common computer vision applications in ecommerce, travel and tourism, autonomous vehicles (AVs), and consumer electronics.

“Computer vision is a powerful new technology with huge growth potential,” says Stan Pavlovsky, CEO at Shutterstock. “We are excited to partner with AWS to develop products that support companies creating solutions for autonomous vehicles, real-time content moderation, and more, while leveraging AWS’s data delivery capabilities to significantly expand the market for this content.”

In addition to offering products on AWS Data Exchange, Shutterstock.AI content will be used to power Amazon’s own computer vision projects, including Amazon Recognition, a solution that simplifies adding image and video analysis to applications using proven, highly scalable, deep learning technology that requires no prior machine learning expertise.

Shutterstock.AI will work with AWS to provide this data to new customers, as well as enabling existing Shutterstock.AI clients to use AWS Data Exchange for streamlining their existing data delivery, ingestion, and billing.

Over time, Shutterstock.AI and AWS will continually expand the selection of datasets offered on AWS Data Exchange in response to customer feedback and demand. Shutterstock.AI will also work to deliver additional value to the computer vision community, producing thought leadership for practitioners, conducting research, and developing products for expanded computer vision applications.

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