Facebook wants to help you up your fashion game. The tech giant is currently experimenting with AI to create an initiative (titled ‘Fashion ++’) which, rather than recommending entire overhauls of your outfit, would make small suggestions about what could be improved.
It will even offer suggestions like tucking in a shirt or rolling up sleeves to tweak existing clothing. Focusing on practicality, the algorithm is aimed at making small edits as opposed to recommending a whole new outfit. This effect is achieved by showing the AI thousands of images of fashionable outfits, from which it can learn to make value judgements.
This experiment if realized would mark a significant breakthrough Artificial Intelligence as it would give it a more creative and assistive role. Facebook claims that the system already works, stating “human evaluators find the Fashion++ suggestions not only fashionable but also easy to implement.”
This is not Facebook’s first foray into fashion: earlier this year, the company announced a collaboration with Ray-Bans on a pair of ‘augmented reality’ glasses.
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