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AI In E-Commerce -- Predictions For 2018

Posted by Oliver Tan 05-February-2018

2017 welcomed big developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technology. For example, companies like Pinterest, Google and Bing launched visual search capabilities, Amazon invested heavily in voice-activated systems like Echo and Facebook leveraged AI to detect mental illness.

AI Will Unlock The Value Of Mobile Images

Posted by Oliver Tan 18-December-2017

Society is highly dependent on mobile devices, opening up many doors for retailers and brands to capitalize on the data their use offers. Consumers in the U.S. now spend an average of five hours a day on mobile devices, and advertisers are spending more than $70 billion in mobile advertising in order to reach them.

Recommender Systems Can Make Or Break Your Business

Posted by ViSenze 17-November-2017

Twenty four varieties of jam on day one, versus just six the next day proved that confronted with too many choices customers would rather not buy at all. The famous jam survey was conducted by psychologists Sheena Iyengar and Mark Lepper in 2000. Everyone who sampled the jams was provided with a $1 coupon. While more people nibbled on day one, it was the ones with just six jams to choose from

The New Retail Experience: Merging Touchpoints For Success

Posted by Oliver Tan 19-October-2017

On a daily basis, readers are inundated with headlines about the impending “retail apocalypse” that brings with it dwindling foot traffic, store closures and the ultimate elimination of brick-and-mortar shopping. And though this might hold true for some legacy brands that have overextended their footprint throughout the years, it remains an unlikely scenario for the broader market. The rise of

Festival Fashion: Retail’s Greatest Opportunity and How to Tap Into It

Posted by Oliver Tan 31-August-2017

Throughout history, music festivals have driven social and cultural revolutions. Events like Woodstock promoted “peace and music” in a time of political unrest and others like Live Aid drew attention to humanitarian crises on a global scale. And though some of today’s festivals tout worthwhile causes to their lineups, something far different is drawing people into their venues today - fashion.

The Economics Of Fashion Retail: Improving The Bottom Line With Machine Learning

Posted by Oliver Tan 03-July-2017

This article was originally published in Forbes on 16th May 2017.

If you are a fashion retailer who is unfamiliar with machine learning, your education needs to start now.

How Does A Machine Learn?

Posted by Oliver Tan 07-June-2017

This article was originally published in Forbes on 2nd May 2017.

The idea of machine learning sounds like a science fiction thriller or action movie where a computer takes over the world. It rarely goes well for the humans (remember I, Robot?). Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence, and if you ask a computer scientist, you will get a highly technical answer that involves

Focusing the Lens on Visual Search

Posted by Oliver Tan 25-April-2017

With the introduction of one new feature, Pinterest has become the world’s preeminent platform for visual search. But let’s start at the beginning. If you aren’t one of the 151 million people around the world using Pinterest, I will describe it: It is a social network for images. It is also arguably the world’s most popular destination for visual discovery. “Pinners,” as Pinterest users are

Training machines to see and understand eyewear for the first time

Posted by ViSenze 26-September-2016

Product discovery using keyword search is less than efficient, to say the least. People are often unable to find what they like because they do not know the specific keywords to search for these products, or, at times, products are not tagged accurately enough to match keywords. Shoppers need a visual-driven search and discovery experience to find the items they’d like to buy with just images,

How social discovery can power e-commerce sales

Posted by ViSenze 20-May-2016

It's no news that referrals from social media sites is one of the most crucial channels for online sales. According to a recently published Business Insider Intelligence report, the number of e-commerce referrals through social media was recorded at almost 200% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Internet Retailer in its 2015 Social Media 500 report also said that

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