Shutterstock.AI launches data on AWS Data Exchange to advance computer vision solutions
Shutterstock press release – 29 July, 2021.
Shutterstock.AI to launch data products that enable AWS customers to train machine learning models for ecommerce, autonomous vehicles, and more
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering 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 AWS Data Exchange, a service that 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 startups 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,” said Chris Casey, Worldwide Head of Business Development, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Shutterstock.AI has one of the largest 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.”
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, self-driving cars, and consumer electronics.
“Computer vision is a powerful new technology with huge growth potential,” said Stan Pavlovsky, Chief Executive Officer 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 Rekognition, 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.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies. Directly and through its group subsidiaries, Shutterstock’s comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, 3D models and music. Working with its growing community of over 1.8 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 380 million images and more than 22 million video clips available.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The Company also owns Offset, a high-end image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end custom creative shop; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images and videos for the world’s media; TurboSquid, a leading 3D content marketplace; Amper Music, an AI-driven music platform; and Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering.