In what could be good news for photographers, Microsoft’s new Trove app can help you earn revenue on pictures that you click. Trove is a fairly new project from Microsoft Garage which is designed to help developers build Artificial Intelligence (AI) models.
What is Microsoft Trove?
Trove is a new experimental app from Microsoft Garage. It provides photographers with an opportunity to contribute to AI projects by submitting their photos and helping train their AI models. Plus, you also stand a chance to get paid for your submissions. Now that is interesting!
What is it that Trove is trying to achieve here?
Nearly all tech companies these days rely on AI-based solutions. And for these solutions to work, businesses these days need to come up with better AI models that can be trained.
More often than not, AI developers tend to crowd-source large batches of pictures by asking gig workers to submit photos. But sometimes, it doesn’t go as expected and for a number of reasons.
“Participants have little insight into why they’re submitting a photo and can feel like their time was lost when their submissions are rejected without explanation. At the same time, developers can find that these sourcing projects take a long time to complete due to lower quality and less diverse inputs,” the official blog post reads.
This is what Microsoft is now trying to fix with the help of Trove. In a nutshell, Trove involves a 3-step procedure:
- Find projects that will reward you for your photos and videos.
- Trove says your photos belong to you and are used only with your permission.
- Give inputs and get feedback about projects you contribute to.
Trove offers a solution to the above-mentioned problem. In a nutshell, it’s a marketplace app where you can contribute photos to AI projects that developers can use to train their machine learning models.
The app allows interested parties to request an invite to join the experiment as a contributor or developer. For now, Trove is working with a small number of participants in the United States on both Android and iOS.