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July 13, 2021
Yashar Behzadi
Synthesis AI Delivers 10 Millionth Labeled Image from its FaceAPI Product as Demand for Synthetic Data Surges

The milestone highlights the rapidly emerging role of synthetic data in AI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 13, 2021 – Synthesis AI, a pioneer in synthetic data technologies, today announced their 10 millionth generated labeled image, a testament to the increasing demand for synthetic data to drive new AI models. The company’s first product, FaceAPI, is being leveraged by leading companies to build more capable facial models for smartphone facial verification, teleconferencing, driver monitoring and smart assistants. 

Synthesis AI’s unique API approach for synthetic data generation enables customers to create massive amounts of labeled data on-demand. The API empowers machine learning engineers to directly and effortlessly create data with an expanded set of pixel-perfect labels including dense facial landmarks, depth maps, surface normals, gaze, and sub-segmentation masks. As demonstrated by the milestone, Synthesis AI’s scalable cloud infrastructure can support production-level data generation. This announcement signals continued momentum as Synthesis AI recently announced a $4.5M funding round to add to its world-class R&D teams and continue leading the industry in the development of synthetic data technologies. Synthesis AI also recently released 40,000 unique high-resolution 3D facial models.

“Synthetic data solves fundamental cost, efficiency, and accuracy issues with today’s human-labeled data approaches,” said Yashar Behzadi, CEO and founder of Synthesis AI. “Traditionally, obtaining labeled facial images would cost about $3 an image for standard 2D landmarks. Instead, we are now able to produce images with never before labels such as depth maps, surface normals, dense 3D landmarks, gaze vectors, emotion, and more at a fraction of the cost and time. Once ML developers can generate labeled data on-demand through our simple FaceAPI, the ability to iterate and optimize model performance changes by orders of magnitude.” 

Synthetic data is a disruptive technology that will democratize access to high-quality training data, allowing companies of all sizes to create best-in-class models. Synthesis AI will be introducing new APIs in the coming months to service broader use-cases and industries. 

“This accomplishment is truly a testament to how Synthesis AI is setting the pace for synthetic data technology,” said Rob May, Partner at PJC. “We are excited to be supporting a true trailblazer putting a game-changing technology on the map.”

About Synthesis AI 

Synthesis AI, a San Francisco-based technology company, is pioneering the use of synthetic data to build more capable computer vision models. Through a proprietary combination of generative neural network and cinematic CGI pipelines, Synthesis’ platform can programmatically create vast amounts of perfectly-labeled image data at orders of magnitude increased speed and reduced cost compared to current approaches. 

About Yashar Behzadi
Yashar Behzadi is the CEO of Synthesis AI. He is an experienced entrepreneur who has built transformative businesses in AI, medical technology, and IoT markets. He has spent the last 14 years in Silicon Valley building and scaling data-centric technology companies. His work at Proteus Digital Health was recognized by Wired as one of the top 10 technological breakthroughs of 2008 and as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Yashar has over 30 patents and patents pending and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD.