As if the internet wasn't already bizarre enough, the deluge of weird AI art created by image generators such as DALL·E 2, MidJourney and Craiyon is making things even stranger. From crossbred cartoon characters to surreal food, apocalyptic selfies muppet fashion shows and – erm – people with tennis balls for heads, DALL·E 2 and others seem to be able to create any weird AI art you can describe in their prompt boxes – with varying degrees of success. Of course DALL·E 2 and other AI art generators don't think of these outlandish things themselves and don't'know' what they're helping users to create. They run text prompts through the databases of millions of images and captions that they've learned. This means the results are only as weird as users' own imaginations. There are plenty of existential concerns about where this could all be going and what it means for human artists, but AI won't be taking over the world and turning us into slaves yet.
Perfect Corp., the artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, has introduced its AI Personality Finder, a groundbreaking addition to its comprehensive suite of AI and AR SaaS solutions. This solution features precision AI, powered by Perfect Corp.'s patented AgileFace technology, to deliver a more personalised product matching experience to consumers. The solution pairs AI-powered facial features mapping with psychological big data in order to identify key personality traits, and provide consumers with personalised product recommendations across beauty, fashion, and fragrance. Perfect Corp.'s new AI Personality Finder is anchored in The Big Five Personality Traits, a gold standard in psychology, which comprises extroversion, conscientiousness, openness, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The advanced AI engine categorizes facial features and detects up to 65 types of unique facial attributes.
According to ancient Nine Inch Nails (NIN) lore, we're living in Year Zero, which began on February 10th, 2022. It's a period of extreme dystopia, where a fundamentalist religious government oversees an omniscient Bureau of Morality and a strange phenomenon known as "The Presence" -- two massive spectral arms reaching from the sky -- is spotted across the country. Year Zero was an alternate reality game (ARG) that accompanied the NIN album of the same name, and it included events that immersed fans in a theocratic police state. It was designed by 42 Entertainment, which also made Halo 2's I Love Bees ARG and Last Call Poker for Activision's Gun. The game began in February 2007 at the tail end of a "golden age" for commercial ARGs, which included an Audi campaign, ARG companions to major TV shows, and an "interactive clothing" company.
SaugaTalks with Eveline Ruehlin, Technology, Marketing Consultant, Mentor, Advisor, Fashion Tech Influencer, AI, ML, VR, AR, Blockchain, Metaverse, Web3, SDGs, Renewables Advocate.Timecodes:00:00 Fashion Leading Metaverse, Web 3.0, Artificial Intelligence, Hyperpersonalization06:36 Sustainable Fa...
Investment in fashion-related technology increased by 66% during the pandemic, according to research by The Business of Fashion and McKinsey. The report found that the value of the top 50 investments in fashion-related technology across the past year, either by fashion retailers or businesses that sell products and services to fashion-related companies, has increased by 66% to $16.2bn since 2019, indicating an increase of capital put into technology in the fashion sector. According to The Business of Fashion and McKinsey, around 55% of these investments went towards ecommerce technology, while the rest was mostly put into payments technology, buy-now-pay-later tech and social commerce. Investment in resale technology, supply chain and logistics management, non-fungible tokens, and virtual reality companies closely followed. Imran Amed, founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion, said: "The pandemic cemented technology's critical role in the fashion industry, particularly in terms of ecommerce adoption. But now the industry must lean even further into new technologies by experimenting in the metaverse, embedding fully digitised workflows across their organisations and investing in traceability tools to help them reach sustainability targets. Those who choose to wait on the sidelines risk being left behind."
This is a write-up for my old project ClothingGAN. The project generates clothing design with AI using StyleGAN and semantically edits it with attributes such as sleeve, size, dress, jacket, etc. You can also do style transfer as shown in the image above by first generating 2 different clothing designs (output 1) with different seed numbers. Then, it will generate a third design (output 2) that mixes the previous 2 designs. You can then adjust how much style or structure you want it to inherit from the two original designs.
"I'm going to show you a fake bag so you can see how spectacular an imitation can be." Lucía De La Calle, is an appraiser at the second-hand luxury handbags boutique Del Páramo Vintage in Valladolid, in northwest Spain. She shows EL PAÍS a Louis Vuitton Twist MM bag, a classic model that the brand wants to make a basic, betting on its reissue year after year in different colors. "I think my eye is quite trained but, often, even I am unable to perceive the difference," says De La Calle. The woman who bought this bag for €2,500 on the second-hand market brought it to the store with the brand's characteristic orange box and authentic dust cover, as well as a copy of the invoice from its previous owner.
The fashion industry is currently one of the largest industries in the globe. Projections suggest the fashion apparel industry will reach a whopping valuation of $3.3 trillion by 2030. Hence, the way the fashion industry operates today shows a day and night difference from what the industry was two decades ago. As technology has impacted every aspect of human life, the fashion industry began adopting the latest and advanced technologies for better opportunities. For instance, AR try-on technology has managed to change customers' entire shopping experience. That being said, let's check out some technological trends revolutionizing the fashion apparel industry in 2022.