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Bits & Bytes | Amazon's AI Fashion Designer, Can Tech Combat Counterfeits?

This week, Amazon develops designs via AI algorithms, and how fashion brands use RFID tags to battle counterfeits.
Counterfeit handbags on display in Bangkok, Thailand | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Amazon Has Developed an AI Fashion Designer (MIT Technology Review)
"Researchers at the e-commerce juggernaut are currently working on several machine-learning systems that could help provide an edge when it comes to spotting, reacting to, and perhaps even shaping the latest fashion trends."

How RFID Tags Became Trendy (Endgadget)
"Last year, Moncler announced that starting with its spring-summer 2016 collection, it would outfit products with RFID chips that customers could use to authenticate via an app or website."

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift the Apparel Industry (Fast Company)
"In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year — and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world."

What Will it Take to Sell Smartwatches? Just Make us Feel Something (Digital Trends)
"The fashion and tech worlds continue to clunkily converge, just with little impact. Almost no one is getting it right, and it's because manufacturers haven't made a smartwatch that tugs at our heart strings like it should."

Wal-Mart to Enter Voice-Shopping Market Via Google (Reuters)
"Google will offer hundreds of thousands of Walmart items on its voice-controlled Google Assistant platform from late September, in a bid to compete with Amazon's Alexa."

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