Posted On: Jun 8, 2017

You can now use Amazon Rekognition to detect and recognize hundreds of thousands of individuals who are famous, noteworthy, or prominent in their field, from movies, television, politics, business, and sports. The Celebrity Recognition feature allows you to index and quickly search digital image libraries for celebrities based on your particular interest. Just as with other Amazon Rekognition APIs, the RecognizeCelebrities API is integrated with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda, to process hundreds of millions of images per day, whether it be on-demand, in batch, or in near real-time. The RecognizeCelebrities API provides the name and unique identifier of the celebrity, along with a confidence score, and a link to additional information, for example, the celebrity's IMDB link.

The Celebrity Recognition feature is available with Amazon Rekognition in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). To get started with Celebrity Recognition, simply log in to the Amazon Rekognition Console and try out this feature with the supplied sample images, or use your own images. For more information, visit the AWS Blog and refer to the Amazon Rekognition documentation for Celebrity Recognition.