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Amazon Applied Artificial Intelligence To Fashion Design, Designers Will Be Unemployed?

Nov 13, 2017

     Amazon, the US e-commerce giant, recently developed a new algorithm: Designing garments by analyzing large numbers of images and mimicking their style may displace the work of a large number of designers in the near future, at least for those who "copied" The main industry designers will face the threat of unemployment.

    One of the algorithms mentioned above was developed by Amazon Lab126, a Amazon research and development center, using a "build confrontation network" called GAN as a tool. GAN is a new deep learning technology in AI (Artificial Intelligence) research developed by Google - which forces two neural networks to confront each other and uses the output to improve the overall system. GAN can learn from the raw data, so by looking at a batch of images, you can sum up a particular style.

    This may mean that Amazon can focus on fashion and style through GAN's trendy images on Instagram, Facebook or its EchoLook camera. The data is very important to the GAN system, a platform like Instagram that has become an important part of the fashion industry in this self-documenting era.

    In recent years, fashion retailers are also actively changing. In the past, designers were the vanguard of "fashion trends." Now, the importance of "user generated content" has become increasingly prominent. Edited, a big data analytics company, has begun to analyze data for fast-fashion brands like Topshop and Desigual. By processing millions of product images, the company summarizes what types of products sell better from a statistical point of view.

    Earlier, Amazon just announced details of the "ondemand apparel manufacturing" patent that allows for immediate production scheduling of orders based on orders received, making the entire apparel manufacturing and sales process more efficient. The AI algorithm developed was Amazon's Another significant move in the fashion arena to enhance its influence.

    Imagine: Amazon followed and even led the fashion trend, through the rapid design of AI can produce clothes on demand. The convenience Amazon offers, coupled with the consumer's never-ending desire for cheap and stylish clothing, may in the future be a nightmare for traditional clothing retailers.