FAQ / Why Sightengine

How does Sightengine compare to competitors?

We are Content Moderation Specialists

We are not the only company doing Image/Video/Text Processing. Google and Microsoft for instance are developing general image vision APIs.

But we are different in that we specialize in Content Moderation. Understanding what meaning and emotions an image or video conveys (by being suggestive, violent or fake for instance) are tasks that are very different from traditional scene classification or object detection.

We have thus developed a proprietary and an all-automated API covering all types of user-generated content: photos, videos, texts, usernames.

By working with us you avoid the hassle of having to handle multiple moderation providers.

We have waaaay more concepts

To efficiently moderate content, you need to be able to detect any objectionable content. Not only nudity or weapons, but also scammers, spam, offensive gestures, nazi symbols etc...

We have worked with large players in various industries to enlarge our offerings over the last few years and make sure we can catch most of the types of content our users need to catch.

See our model reference for details on what each model can help you detect.

Our API is *highly* customizable

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for Moderation. Different communities have different expectations. Different brands have different needs.

This is why our Moderation results are detailed and fine-grained. You get a full description of the content found so you can implement your own custom logic. Choose exactly what gets accepted and what gets refused.

Want to reject lingerie but accept bikinis? Want to reject guns but accept knives? Easy.

See our product page on Nudity Detection for an illustration of all the concepts we can help you detect

Privacy is very important to us

When you handle user-generated content you need to be extra careful. We have an up-to-date Data Processing Addendum available to all customers under the GDPR, and have worked to roll-out a host of options to help our customers comply with all privacy regulations:

  • custom geographic distributions: choose where your content gets processed. Make sure it never leaves a given region/country
  • custom deletion policy: make sure all the submitted content gets deleted immediately. Keep in mind that most competitors keep the images/videos submitted to their APIs for training purposes.

For more details, please see our Privacy Policy

We publish Accuracy Benchmarks

Accuracy is key, and we have published benchmarks and tests showing how we perform compared to other solutions:

Read more on our accuracy

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