Retailers in China have been betting big on Artificial Intelligence. In fact, it's a competition. Since the start of last year, Tencent and Alibaba have spent over $10 billion on retail-focused deals, mostly revolving around ownership of the 'smart retail' experience.
While its "Invite Only" launch garnered a lot of privacy questions, the Amazon Echo Look became available for purchase to the general public in June 2018. I never posted about it, but back in January, I had picked one up and took it for a test spin. Here's what happened...
by Leanne Luce
In a recent interview with Floydhub, I discussed a project I’ve been working on: teaching a computer to generate images in the style of a fashion blogger. I used Floydhub’s platform to train a model that generated the cover image on my upcoming book, Artificial Intelligence for Fashion, which is available for pre-sale now on Amazon!
by Leanne Luce
As new and exciting technologies and business prospects arise in the blue ocean blockchain space, young and experienced investors alike are jumping in for a chance to capitalize on potentially life changing gains. Amidst this frenzy is a blurred vision for the alignment of values and ethics.
Back in May, I wrote a post about Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets, the Future of Wearables. Today, I’m introducing Omura. Omura’s first product, the Omura Pendant, is a sleek cover for your Ledger Nano S. It’s designed to be unobtrusive, elegant and worn. (Cover photo byRubin.)
By participating, these tokens contribute not only to the hype of the blockchain, but become embedded in our identities. A few months ago, I started working on a project called TetzelCoin. This is a token I identify with. Rather than exploiting the popularly of cryptocurrency only for greed, TetzelCoin raises money for a charitable cause that I consider worthwhile. It also calls to action something that I value: self-reflection.
Fashion's future may have more in common with blockchain-protocols than the original web. The future of fashion brands will be a thinner, personal layer at the top of a New Fashion Stack.
The most inspirational speech of the WEAR Conference was by Stacy Flynn, CEO of Evrnu. Stacy has worked in the apparel industry for 20 years and has been a part of a process that has created millions of garments. Now she's on a mission to turn that around and make new garments from old materials, textiles that are at end of life.