Lately I’ve been putting on my pants in front of a camera.
If I change outfits and ask Alexa to snap again, the $200 camera goes further: It judges which ensemble looks better.
But even if computers can master current trends, they still can’t replace that friend who takes you to the store and says yes, go for the floral-print bomber jacket.
Amazon isn’t disclosing how this Style Check feature makes decisions, saying only that humans help the AI algorithms “get smarter over time.” The Echo Look, which also does everything Amazon’s other talking speakers can do, is for now sold only via invitation.
It takes a big leap to install an internet-connected camera and microphone where you usually disrobe.
We spend trillions of dollars on clothes, so perhaps it was inevitable that AI would attempt to tackle that age-old question: Do these pants make me look fat?