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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.

Through clear and transparent licensing, Trove provides both developers and photo takers insight into how data is used and ensures everyone’s privacy. Review the Terms of Use here.

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.

If you are an AI developer, please use this form. If you are a photo taker, get the app on Google Play or go to the web app.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be viewed here. You may also reach out to the Trove team directly by emailing projecttrovehelp@microsoft.com.