Creating a collaborative marketplace for better AI
Trove, a Microsoft Garage Project, is an app that gives people an opportunity to contribute to AI projects by submitting their photos to help train AI models. Trove supports access to better data through an experimental marketplace that values transparency, control, enrichment, and connection.
You will have full visibility to all the projects available, details about who is posting them, and how your data will be used.
You decide how you want to participate in AI projects and how your photos are used.
You get paid a fair price for your contribution to AI projects.
You can communicate with AI developers throughout the process to stay informed on projects you contributed to.
Trove is an app that connects AI developers with photo takers through an experimental marketplace rooted in transparency, privacy, and fairness. It establishes a direct exchange connecting AI developers to a rich source of high quality and diverse images and photo takers to a fair market value for their data.
Trove allows people to contribute their own photos of inanimate objects and non-personal data for computer vision AI projects. Over time, we’d like to expand beyond photos to other AI domains like speech, text, and other types of data.
Trove allows people to contribute their own photos of inanimate objects and non-personal data for computer vision AI projects. Over time, we’d like to expand beyond photos to other AI domains like speech, text, and other types of data depending on user feedback.
Pricing will be determined based on a few different factors, like how difficult it is to provide a photo. To have your project reviewed, please submit your information and the team will get back to you.
The exact amount per photo will range depending on the project. While prices are currently fixed, you can work with us to figure out the right prices for future projects by providing feedback through our forum.
Right now, Trove is only available to photo contributors in the United States. Please fill out this form to let us know where we should expand to next. Projects can be submitted from any country.
When you share a photo on Trove, you license your photo for the purpose specified on a project. You retain rights to the original photo, which means you can license it to other Trove projects or continue to sell the photo elsewhere.