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Alibaba’s FashionAI shows how machine learning might save the mall

  • Posted by admin on November 13, 2017


Alibaba’s sales from Saturday’s Singles Day event exceeded 25 billion dollars, more than quadruple what Americans spent last year during Black Friday. While the majority of those sales undoubtedly came via online purchases, the company also quietly experimented with an AI-powered project designed to woo offline shoppers. FashionAI was developed by Alibaba researchers in order to provide a recognizable interface for customers to use while trying on clothes. It’s a basic screen interface that uses machine-learning to make clothing and accessory suggestions to customers based on the items they are trying on. There’s no camera; it uses information embedded in…

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