C-SPAN is a public service that provides gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing. With 3 network stations and 5 other video feeds, there is a lot of content that must be indexed and made searchable.

"By using Amazon Rekognition, we are able to tag who is speaking / on camera at what time down to the second, if needed. Rekognition allow us to index twice as much content as we do currently - from 3500 hours a year to 7500 hours a year which would allow us to index 100% of our first run content and it was shockingly easy to set up, even with 97,000 entities from our database.”

- Alan Cloutier, Technical Manager, C-SPAN Archives 

OpenInfluence is a market leader in the influencer marketing space.  Their advanced technology solutions and award-winning services allow global brands and agencies to identify relevant influencers based on their campaign objectives, while effectively predicting and monitoring campaign performance.  

“We index a colossal amount of social data every day.  Through our partnership with Rekognition, we are able to deploy real-time visual search into our existing influencer search engine. This has added incredible value to our business and to our clients. In our first week of use, we ran Rekognition against tens of millions of social images. After running a handful of samples to determine the accuracy of the label detection, we found our confidence level to be extremely high compared to other image recognition platforms we evaluated. Amazon tools allow us to maintain our edge as the technology leader in the influencer marketing space."

        - Micky Dionisio, CTO of OpenInfluence

 

Happy Snap, from Go Girl Apps, is a find-and-seek adventure mobile app, designed by kids for kids, that encourages children to search, explore, and actively learn about objects in the world around them. By using a mixture of animation, voice-overs, and augmented reality, Happy Snap asks children to take pictures of everyday objects and rewards them.

"We needed the best possible image recognition and labeling solution and after testing many products, Amazon Rekognition was by far the fastest and most reliable."

-  Rebecca Skinner, founder and coder at Go Girl Apps. 

TheTake works with movie studios and TV networks to make their content shoppable - allowing viewers to identify and buy the products they see on screen.

"Amazon Rekognition allows us to scalably identify and track actors across millions of frames of content with much higher reliability than any other solution we've used."  

- Jared Browarnik, Co-Founder & CTO, TheTake

Influicity is a leading influencer marketing platform which helps companies manage their influencer operations. Their cutting-edge software works in concert with AWS services such as Amazon Rekognition to help curate billions of social network influencers across virtually all platforms.

"By using Amazon Rekognition's advanced facial recognition and metadata analysis, we are able to provide more detailed influencer audience metrics to our growing list of customers such as Bell Media, L’Oreal, Samsung, 20th Century Fox, Walmart and many more."

- Paul T Lefebvre, VP, Engineering, Influicity

Witlee is the premier provider of contextualized product recommendations for publishers. Their solution effectively connects product discovery and purchase at the point of inspiration. Using their proprietary technology, Witlee significantly increases media publishers' revenue, by providing engaging monetization with seamless and minimal integration.

"Amazon Rekognition allows us to quickly and reliably classify our large product inventory. We tested many solutions, and Amazon Rekognition was the clear winner for speed, ease of use, and price. It was also very easy to integrate Rekognition into our existing AWS solution with it's API model."

- Drew Schulz, co-founder/CTO, Witlee Inc

RealTimes is a photo and video storage application from RealNetworks Inc. RealTimes organizes content so users don't have to, and builds the best moments into stories that can be shared and viewed on any device.

"Amazon Rekognition's API is easy to use and provides access to powerful image and facial analysis capabilities", said Milko Boic, GM Engineering - Media Cloud. "We see many new use cases that an image analysis service like Rekognition can potentially unlock for RealNetworks. For example, Rekognition simplifies the process of tagging and organizing end users’ photos to help them quickly find relevant images. With Rekognition, we can enable our customers to automatically tag photos of friends and family members, then generate video stories to share."