Anonymized Videos from Diverse Countries
AViD is a large-scale video dataset with 467k videos and 887 action classes. Importantly, AViD has several key attributes:StaticThe collected videos have a creative-commons license, allowing us to create and distribute a static dataset. Unlike other YouTube-based datasets (e.g., Kinetics), the dataset is static and easily downloadable enabling reproducible research. We further release this dataset under a flexible MIT license, unlike more restrictive video datasets (e.g., Moments-in-Time and SomethingSomething)AnonymizedAll the faces in the videos have been blurred so that no person can be identified.DiverseThe videos have been collected from a wide range of countries and sources. This is important as some actions, for example greeting, are performed differently in different cultures. Other actions, like news broadcasts, can have different text depending on the country.