Clarifai Inc. is an artificial intelligence company that specializes in computer vision and uses machine learning and deep neural networks to identify and analyze images and videos.

Clarifai provides advanced image recognition systems for customers to detect near-duplicates and visual searches. It's image recognition systems recognize various categories, objects, and tags in images, as well as find similar images. 

Clarifai was founded in 2013 by Matthew Zeiler. The company is headquartered in New York City with two satellite offices in San Francisco and Washington D.C.

The core of Clarifai's technology is based on convolutional neural networks, which Zeiler focused on for his PhD work. It is a process which enables a computer to learn from data examples and draw its own conclusions, giving applications the ability to predict correct tags for images or videos.

Clarifai's platform includes the ability to moderate content, perform visual search, visual similarity, and organize media collections. It has pre-built recognition models that can identify a specific set of concepts like food or travel, NSFW, and its general model which can identify a range of concepts including objects, ideas, and emotion. It also has the ability to create custom models to, for instance, identify cars.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $40M in 3 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2017)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Unknown
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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