Leanne Luce, founder of the blog The Fashion Robot, said in many ways, the hackathons are more advantageous to coders and developers than fashion brands. “I’m not convinced that hackathons are helping brands as much as I see them as a way for technology companies to enter new markets.”
Billboards about Artificial Intelligence have been lining Highway 101 in San Francisco for as long as I've lived here, over 3 years. As I talk to people about AI they wonder, what does someone interested in Fashion care about Artificial Intelligence? Now is the time, more than ever when years of research are being applied to industry. We've seen projects like IBM's Watson market to a wide range of industries and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to Innovate (with a capital "I".)
So what are some of the most interesting things happening with AI in the Fashion Industry? Here are the top 3.
This past week my filter bubble has been exploding with reposts of Susan Fowler and other stories of women experiencing sexual harassment at Uber. The inequities of being a professional woman in today's society go well beyond sexual harassment or the gender pay gap.
ThredUP, Polyvore, ShopStyle, LeTote, and FitBit have a few things in common: they are changing the fashion industry, they are based in the Bay Area, and they are fundamentally rooted in Computer Science.
Just after Marijuana was voted to be legalized for recreational use in California, vendors sold their wares at West Coast Craft. Gone are the days of corner store head shops and welcome beautifully crafted smoking paraphernalia.