AI gearing up to be the new fashion trendsetter

May 08, 2018, 7:49 AM EDT
(Source: Jason Hargrove/flickr)
(Source: Jason Hargrove/flickr)

A dilemma when fashion designers ideate a new collection is whether a similar work already exists. Now, a suite of AI tools, called Cognitive Prints, can take a quick snap of a dress and sift through the internet tracing specific designs or elements, in a way augmenting the design lifecycle.

The AI search engine, a collaboration between IBM and the Fashion Institute of Technology, inspires fashion designers and keeps them from inadvertently ripping off the classics, notes

While fashion may appear “a strange target” for AI disruption, the technology is playing a variety of roles in the fashion industry, including personal shopper, designer and even model, writes Fortune.