Generate Data.
Build Datasets.
Collaborate.

Metro allows you to generate your own data anywhere online, to build datasets together.

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Innovation with self-generated data

Data about you is already being generated by large tech companies to create powerful AI products. Meanwhile the biggest challenge for new AI projects is a lack of access to data.

Now you can generate your own data to create open datasets and power projects you believe in.

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One Browser Extension,
Endless DataSources

Using our community-made, open-source plugins, called DataSources, you can generate your own online data and contribute to Open Data projects.


Install The Extension

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Open-Data Projects

Open Data projects are shared by the community, so all of the data generated is available to all contributors.

Choose the projects you'd like to help build, activate the DataSources for them, and start sharing anonymized data through the Metro extension.


Discover Projects

Help build a translation dataset, labeled images for computer vision projects, or contribute reading habits to build a fake news detector.


Activate DataSources

To start contributing to a project, activate the DataSources which power it. Metro will automatically run and manage the DataSources for you.

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Powerful DataSource API

registerDataSource({ mc: null, // Keep a ref to the client name: 'test-datasource', // Name of the DataSource initDataSource: function(metroClient) { // Entry Point this.mc = metroClient; this.mc.createContextMenuButton({ functionName: 'imageLabel', buttonTitle: 'Label This Image', contexts: ['image'] }, this.rightClickCallback.bind(this)); // Callback fn (bound) }, rightClickCallback: function(contextInfo) { this.mc.createModalForm({ // Create a form for the user description: 'Enter a label', submitCallback: function(inputText) { this.mc.sendDatapoint({ // Send the datapoint 'url': contextInfo['srcUrl'], 'label': inputText }); }.bind(this) }); return {status: 1, msg: 'success'}; // Callback success } });

Metro is all about empowering individuals.

In order to make self-generation the most robust and effective form of data collection possible, we have created a powerful API for generating any kind of data on any platform on the internet.

This is a DataSource for image labeling, in 30 lines of code.

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Featured Projects


We are very excited and proud of the Self-Generated Data projects. Here are some of the awesome things being built on the Metro platform.

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Labeled Images

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[OD] Sentence Translations

Crowdsourced translation examples to build an open dataset

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Community


Metro was set up to support innovative and ethical projects using self-generated data.

Our community is leveling the playing field for startups against big tech corporations, allowing the little guy to once again become the innovator for the next generation.

Come join the conversation!


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Control Exactly What You Share


Metro lets you control both the generation and the sharing of your data completely.

Data sharing is opt-in and transparent.
DataSources are made by the community and open-source, so anybody can view the code.
The extension can be turned off at any time. Don't want to share data today? No problem.
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We are not a data collection company,
We are a data energizing company.

Self-Generate Your Data.
Use it for Good.

Metro allows you to take ownership of your data and use it for good by supporting AI projects that you believe in.

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Innovation with self-generated data

Your data is already being collected by large tech companies with and without your permission, to create powerful AI products. Meanwhile the biggest challenge for ethical AI startups is a lack of access to data generated on platforms like Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter.

Using Metro, you can generate the "impossible" data yourself and use it to power ethical projects you believe in, allowing innovators to innovate once again.

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One Browser Extension,
Endless DataSources

Using our community-made plugins, called DataSources, you can create your own personal data and contribute it to AI projects.

DataSources are made by the community, and the code is open-source so that we can finally have trust in data collection.


Install The Extension

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Support The Projects You Believe In

Choose the projects you'd like to support, activate the DataSources for them, and start sharing anonymized data through the Metro extension.


Discover Projects

Help build a new AI, provide insight for a growing startup, or energise someone's side project.


Activate DataSources

To start contributing to a project, activate the DataSources powering their project. Metro will automatically run and manage the DataSources for you.

Explore Projects

Join Our Mailing List

A weekly summary of Metro, AI news, and the forward-thinking projects we suport.

Featured Projects


We are very excited and proud of the Self-Generated Data projects. Here are some of the awesome things being built on the Metro platform.

...
Labeled Images

Check Me Out!

Read more
...
[OD] Sentence Translations

Crowdsourced translation examples to build an open dataset

Read more

Community


Metro was set up to support innovative and ethical projects using self-generated data.

Our community is leveling the playing field for startups against big tech corporations, allowing the little guy to once again become the innovator for the next generation.

Come join the conversation!


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Control Exactly What You Share


Metro lets you control both the generation and the sharing of your data completely.

Data sharing is opt-in and transparent.
DataSources are made by the community and open-source, so anybody can view the code.
The extension can be turned off at any time. Don't want to share data today? No problem.
Learn More

We are not a data collection company,
We are a data energizing company.

Get to know your users

Metro bridges the gap between you and your users, allowing them to share valuable data with you from anywhere on the internet. They build trust, while you build amazing technology.

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Ditch The Databrokers

Billions of gigabytes of user-data is produced every day but you can't access the data you need. Data brokers don't work, and gamified apps are a lot of effort.

Have you tried just asking your users to share the data with you?

Metro makes this possible. We allow your users to generate the data you need on any website and share it with you. That's it.

Data Brokers
Stale and inaccurate data
Difficult to cross-reference datapoints
Ethical and legal gray area
Metro
Real-time data
Cross-referenced automatically
GDPR inspired and user-centric
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Open Platform: DataSources


DataSources are data-generating plugins which your users can use to generate data. Anybody can make one, using Metro's powerful API.

Fake News Tagger

Allows users to tag a news article as fake news, or specify a false statement. Automatically captures the author, publication, and date.


Reading Habits

Captures articles, topics, authors, that users read on Medium & other journalism sources. Also allows users to highlight key sentences.


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Healthy Data Relationship

The way businesses collect data is broken. Rat-in-a-maze style data generation was designed for the advertising era.

We are in the AI era - this needs to change.


Users-In-The-Loop

Make your users a part of the production process and they will love you.


Marriage Counseling

We will empower your users to contribute data to you quickly and painlessly. Favours build favour.

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GDPR-Inspired


Metro is the user-first, GDPR-inspired way to collect data.

Data sharing is opt-in.
DataSources are made by the community and open-source.
Your users have full control over how their data is generated.
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We are not a data collection company,
We are a data energizing company.