Pornhub Launches AI-powered Model That Detects Over 10,000 Pornstars in Videos Using Computer Vision

Posted: 04/10/2017

Pornhub Launches AI-powered Model That Detects Over 10,000 Pornstars in Videos Using Computer Vision
Leading Adult Entertainment Platform’s Model Will Also Begin Scanning for Categories, Sexual Positions and Tag Detection in Videos

New York, NY (October 11, 2017) – Pornhub, the premiere online destination for adult entertainment, today announced the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered model that detects over 10,000 pornstars in videos using computer vision.

Now, to complement users tagging pornstars in videos, Pornhub’s new AI model is fed several thousand videos, in addition to official photos of pornstars, to learn from using computer vision. Then, based on what the model has learned, it scans videos and returns the matching pornstars with a confidence level. Pornhub users then validate what the AI model returns, either upvoting or downvoting the pornstar tags on the video, depending on its validity. Pornhub’s AI model learns based on what the community has validated and continues to get smarter.

“Artificial intelligence has quickly reached a fever pitch, with many companies incorporating its capabilities to considerably expedite antiquated processes. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with the introduction of our AI model, which quickly scans videos using computer vision to instantaneously identify pornstars,” said Corey Price, VP, Pornhub. “Now, users can search for a specific pornstar they have an affinity for and we will be able to retrieve more precise results. Our model will undoubtedly play a pivotal role moving forward too, especially considering that over 10,000 videos per day are added to the site. In fact, over the course of the past month alone, while we tested the model in beta, it was able to scan through 50,000 videos that have had pornstars added or removed on the video tags.”

Within the next year, Pornhub plans on scanning all 5 million videos currently on its platform and will also start scanning for category and tag detection in the videos. So, for example, the AI model will know if a video is shot outside and will add it to the “Public” category. Or, it will know if there are blondes in a video and automatically add it to the “Blonde” category. Furthermore, the model will also be able to detect various sex positions and be able to properly tag them.

Future applications of the AI model have been discussed, involving things like detecting spam and better user recommendations and search results.

About Pornhub:
Founded in 2007, Pornhub is the leading free, ad-supported adult video streaming website, offering viewers the opportunity to upload and share their own videos. With over 5 million videos and over 80 million visitors a day, Pornhub truly is the best adult site in the world. Pornhub has built the largest dedicated membership base in the adult community, with over 10 million engaged and loyal members, offering viewers a fun and sophisticated social experience directly in site, complete with messaging, photos, achievement badges and much more.