Top 10 Explicit Content Detection APIs

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

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In this article, we are going to see how we can easily integrate an Explicit Content Detection engine in your project and how to choose and access the right engine according to your data.


An explicit content detection engine allows you to detect Not Suitable For Work (NSFW) media (i.e., image/ video) content. The Explicit content engine is based on residual network (i.e., deep learning model) which returns a probability to indicate the explicitness in media content. The value is further compared with a defined threshold to decide whether the content is explicit or not. These engines not only differentiates between explicit/non explicit contents but also indicates the degree of explicitness in any media content.

Top 10 Explicit Content Detection APIs:

Microsoft Azure - Available on Eden AI

Azure Computer Vision can detect adult material in images so that developers can restrict the display of these images in their software. Content flags are applied with a score between zero and one so developers can interpret the results according to their own preferences. The "adult" classification contains several different categories: Adult images ,Racy images, Adult images, Gory images show blood/gore.

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Imagga is a computer vision artificial intelligence company. Imagga Image Recognition API features auto-tagging, auto-categorization, face recognition, visual search, content moderation, auto-cropping, color extraction, custom training and ready-to-use models. Available in the Cloud and on On-Premise. It is currently deployed in leading digital asset management solutions and personal cloud platforms and consumer facing apps.

Google Cloud - Available on Eden AI

SafeSearch Detection detects explicit content such as adult content or violent content within an image. This feature uses five categories (adult, spoof, medical, violence, and racy) and returns the likelihood that each is present in a given image. See the SafeSearchAnnotation page for details on these fields.

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Marsview is a leading API platform for voice and chat intelligence and AI content moderation. Marsview Content Moderation API service automatically classifies, filters and redacts inappropriate, obscene, racist, unsuitable, sensitive, offensive, profane and NSFW content in text, image and video data streams on chat channels in real-time.

AWS - Available on Eden AI

Amazon Rekognition allows to detect content that is inappropriate, unwanted, or offensive. Amazon Rekognition moderation APIs can be used in social media, broadcast media, advertising, and e-commerce situations to create a safer user experience, provide brand safety assurances to advertisers, and comply with local and global regulations.

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DeepAI's mission is to accelerate the world's transition to artificial intelligence through offering an A.I. agent that anyone can teach to perform a task in addition to making the latest research and information more accessible through DeepAI. The content moderation API analyzes images and videos to detect the presence of adult content, hate symbols, guns, and offensive words found amongst text within images.


Clarifai is a leading provider of artificial intelligence for unstructured image, video, and text data. We help organizations transform their images, video, and text data into structured data significantly faster and more accurately than humans would be able to do on their own. Their Explicit content detection API returns probability scores on the likelihood that an image con