Could Algorithms Become Fashion Trendsetters?

We have trained machines to dream, but can we make them follow their dreams of moving to New York to become a fashion designer? In a world where startups use algorithms to find the next fashion trends, it’s not impossible that computers could go beyond finding what’s popular, and start creating it. Stitch Fix, a fashion startup that aims to provide a personal shopping experience remotely, already uses machine learning to understand its customers’ tastes. Last week, Stitch Fix data scientist TJ Torres poked into the potential future of computer-generated clothing designs. Titled “Deep Style: Inferring the Unknown to Predict the Future of Fashion,” Torres’ post details a process not unlike that used by Google this summer to generate those really freaky images with dog faces everywhere. The core technology…


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