Welcome aboard! We've listed some of the more common questions and answers that we get on a daily basis and hopefully they'll get you on your path to AI greatness!
What does Clarifai do?
Great question! We help you use machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze, sort, label and organize images, videos and text. We offer tools like Visual Search and Custom training so that you can train your own recognition models (on anything) and also search through them.
What file types do you support?
Images: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, WEBP
Videos: AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, GIF, 3GPP
Text: Plain text
(GIFs get treated as videos, but if they aren’t animated they will only generate one API call)
Do you support real time recognition?
Our API typically responds within 300-500ms for a single image when calling from the US as we are currently hosted on AWS on the East Coast. Response times will vary based on the sizes of the images and videos sent to us though.
Total Latency = Image/video download + recognition + request/response overhead
Note that we also downscale all images to 512 pixels in width so the closer you can get to that, the better.
Do you support training of models with custom vocabularies?
We sure do! Our Custom Training Module is robust and ready to rock your AI world.
Can I try this out for free?
Indeed! When you sign up you'll be automatically placed on our Community Tier, and if you verify your email address you'll get the highest limits in that tier (5,000 operations, 10,000 inputs, 10 custom concepts). If you don't verify your email you'll only get 100 operations and that tends to run out pretty fast.
Can I upload YouTube videos?
Unfortunately we need to be able to download the files that are sent to our platform so we are unable to process YouTube videos.
What is the maximum image size that I can upload?
Typically we recommend compressing images as much as possible since our platform can identify items by the pixel level, but 3.6 MB is around the maximum that we can intake from local files. Pixel-wise, 512x512 is optimal but it doesn't have to match that perfectly.
Do you have special pricing for Students?
We don't have a formal policy on this yet but we do love working with students! If you have a project that you're working on feel free to tell us about it here. Credits are awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Which languages do you support?
Our General Model has the ability to return tags in Arabic, Bengali, Danish, Dutch, German, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and even Swedish!
Do you store images on your server? What happens to them?
We are also complying with all GDPR policies! 😃
Do I have to verify my email address when I sign up?
Technically no. But if you don't then you'll only get 100 operations to use on our Community Tier instead of 5,000, which is WAY less! So click that link in your inbox for some more free Clarifai goodness.