The Essentials dataset was designed to bring even-distributions of people, accessories, and lighting environments. It’s a perfect choice for teams building computer vision models for binary segmentation, facial sub-segmentation, and matting. With an even-distribution, you can quickly run experiments to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of existing training data and trained models.
The average amount spent on single image for full-segmentation is $6.40* – any additional labels cost more above and beyond that. Our synthetic data provides full-segmentation, landmarks, surface normals, and more – for as little as $0.03 per image.
Of course, that’s only the labeling cost. Procuring the images to label is incredibly time-consuming as well. It can take weeks or months to legally collect diverse images of individuals’ faces for most companies. Our datasets are available immediately, and our programmatic API returns generated images and labels in minutes to hours.
*Based on scale.ai pricing, January 2021.
Not only do our datasets provide training data affordably and nearly instantaneously, they do so much more than human-collected & labeled data. So you can build more advanced, more ethical computer vision models.
100% accurate ground truth–every time. Eliminate your QA step on every label.
Get peace of mind: with non-real humans, privacy concerns are history.
Even sampling across skin tones, ethnicities, and ages, for more ethical machine vision.
New Label Types
Use cutting edge models with depth, normals, dense 3D landmarks, & subsegmentation.
Combine identities, hair styles, facial hair, makeup, hats, glasses, face masks, lighting conditions, and camera angles for trillions of possibilities -– all at the speed of writing JSON with our API.
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*Comparison using $6.40 per image for segmentation, and .08 per image + .04 per point annotation. Each scene in our dataset contains visual spectrum, depth and surface normal images along with 3d facial landmarks.
As with all synthetic data, there’s a shift from our domain to the one captured by real cameras. Although there’s no universal domain adaptation approach for every use-case, we stand on the shoulders of giants to get great results.
Adaptive Batch Normalization
Adaptive Batch Normalization is a simple technique, can be easily applied to any network with batch normalization layers, and combined with all other techniques for surprisingly good results.
Image-2-image translation methods coupled with self-regularization loss allows dataset-level refinement. While these methods require additional pipeline to train, it is completely independent and does not require modifications of the main training pipeline.