Part 2 — Artificial Intelligence: Change is Inevitable – Re-Invention is Optional.
What became famous was the conference at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, at which leading scientists discussed 1956, where leading scientists discussed how to use programs to develop Artificial Intelligence programs. At this conference, many aspects of artificial intelligence were defined that are still being discussed today. Starting from the Dartmouth conference, a kind of working definition came into use: “AI is the science that deals with the development of machines that behave intelligently”. The M&A activities of some relevant tech players are pointing the way forward for the digital fashion journey with the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Originally dedicated to helping people share images of their lives with their social circles on its flagship app Snapchat, Californian Snap Inc. acquired the previously mentioned Fit Analytics (for US$124 million) in March 2021. The young tech company as well based in Berlin, Germany’s Mecca for the start-up scene, has built technology to support shoppers finding the right-sized apparel and footwear from online retailers. Along with a wider set of personalization tools and other analytics, the aim is to help retailers figure out how to sell more overall. Thus, Snap is adding not just a technology team — there is a staff of 100 at the company site in the German capital, now reporting to Snap VP of Engineering Nima Khajehnouri — but a substantial e-commerce technology business into its portfolio. 3D garment simulation specialist CLO Virtual Fashion Inc., headquartered in Seoul, Korea invested in PixelPool from Den Haag. That start-up company stands behind Dtail – a 3Dcloud-based visualization platform. “PixelPool provides one of the best 3D fashion experiences through its various products such as virtual showrooms,” said CLO-CEO Simon Kim. The CLO investment will go towards the continued development of Dtail, already enabling fashion brands to plan, visualize, and sell their collections by linking product data to 3D virtual samples and synchronizing those assets to a realistic, customizable virtual environment which elevates the visual merchandising and hroB2B sales processes.
- Book recommendations:
- Big Data – Die Revolution, die unser Leben verändern wird, Kenneth Cutier, Victor Mayer- Schönberger
- The Art Of Computer Programming (TAOCP), Vol. 1: Fundamental Algorithms Donald E. Knuth, 3rd Edition; Publisher, Addison-Wesley, US; language: English
- Algorithms Have No Sense Of Tact – [Algorithmen haben kein Taktgefühl] – Katharina Zweig, Publisher: Heyne-Verlag; language: – to date German only
- Experience AI: Futurium Museum, Berlin/Germany:
- Exhibition “Arts and Its Doubles”, EPFL Pavilions and University of Lausanne, Lausanne/Switzerland – until May 1, 2022. https://epfl-pavilions.ch/exhibitions/deep-fakes-art-and-its-double
- And in conclusion, one more AI tidbit: Get smashed and inspired of what will be – what already is possible by watching exemplary animation of celebrated Mexican paintress Frida Kahlo, re-enacted with the help of an actress explaining one of her most famous works, “The Wounded Deer” from 1947. https://www.d-id.com/museums-and-ai-letting-art-tell-its-story/