How Will Deep Learning Change the World of Retail?

By Pip Curtis on December 02, 2015 In November, Sentient Technologies announced a collaboration with Shoes.com, wherein the site uses a ‘Visual Filter’ built on deep learning – the world’s first AI-powered shopping experience. At the other end of the scale, Sentient Technologies is working on an intelligent way to respond to sepsis infections, with an AI nurse – a great example of how deep learning is rapidly transforming and improving areas many industries, from retail and finance, to healthcare and manufacturing. The new technology being deployed on Shoes.com involves a ‘Visual Filter’ that has a deep understanding of the what is available in the catalog and rapidly learns and adapts to shoppers’ preferences. It also provides instant recommendations of available products, similar to the way a personal shopper in a physical store would help consumers find shoes they love – creating an enjoyable…


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