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Announcing Content Moderator on Azure Media Analytics

With the exponential growth of user-generated content, it has become even more important for businesses to monitor the content distributed to their users.

Note: The following blog post describes a component of Azure Media Analytics. In order to learn more, please read the introductory blog post on Azure Media Analytics.

With the exponential growth of user generated content, it is even more important for businesses to monitor the content that is distributed to their users. In the past, businesses needed to employ human moderators to look at each piece of content, or worse yet, relied on their customers to alert them of content that violated their policies. Both of these methods have their costs. The former has a monetary cost that grows linearly as more content is added. The latter can devalue the organization’s brand and erode customer confidence.

To solve this problem, we created the Content Moderator service. Content Moderator enables customers to apply their unique set of contextual rules and policies and automatically detect questionable content in images and text.

Last week we announced our expansion into video moderation with a private preview of our new capability, the Content Moderator Media Processor! The Adult Classifier is the initial feature of this media processor, and additional features, including updates to this first classifier, will be coming soon. With this new capability, video monitoring can be automated, enabling the proactive detection of adult content in your video files. This can significantly lower the cost of your moderation efforts. Furthermore, gaining this type of early insight can enable businesses to make better decisions and create safer experiences for their customers.

Sign up to get access to the private preview of the Content Moderator Media Processor.

Getting started

Once you are granted access to the private preview, start with the Content Moderator for video resources for sample code and information that will get you started with your first Content Modearator job. This code requires both the Azure Media Services C# SDK and SDK Extensions packages (available on NuGet). You can also explore the capability without writing any code by using the Azure Media Services Explorer.

Keep up with the Azure Media Services blog posts for more updates on the Content Moderator Media Processor and the Media Analytics initiative!

If you have questions about any of the Media Analytics products, send an email to amsanalytics@microsoft.com.