Let’s take a moment to remember the golden days of Facebook - back when the quantity of neon hair accessories you owned decided how trendy you were, and Motorola phones determined your it girl status. Okay, we’re exaggerating but let’s be real, Facebook isn’t exactly popping off amongst the young’uns these days. Its determined schemes to pull you back in, like its totally hip Facebook stories feature, might work for your uncles but not for most millennials.
Facebook AI researchers have created a fashion recommendation tool that bootstraps unfashionable examples to help it learn. The Fashion++ project shows how #AI systems can learn even without resource-intensive human annotation. https://t.co/VbpcwgmOz4 pic.twitter.com/2kkEiC9Dbn— Facebook AI (@facebookai) September 23, 2019
Not content with the dwindling status of his digital baby, Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled his latest determined scheme. Hoping to develop Facebook to become a leader in AI, the media giant was previously using AI to train a “general assistant”. Now, however, Facebook is attempting to take the fashion world by storm with its stylish AI designed to make you dress better. Stylists everywhere are quaking.
Using AI, ‘Fashion++’ will ideally be able to help “inform people’s fashion choices”. The AI will be trained by being shown thousands of images of conventionally “fashionable” outfits, allowing it to then be able to advise you on your outfit choices. Pleasantly however, rather than guilting you into selling your kidneys and buying a whole new designer wardrobe, the AI will suggest subtle changes, like swapping out an item or rolling up your sleeves. Because it's Facebook, not Mean Girls.
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