Saturday, 20 November 2010
Google's Boutiques.com, an online personal stylist
Do you want to shop online, but you also need the advice of an expert? From now on, Google uses an algorithm for personal style with its new fashion retailed website boutiques.com.
One way to do this, was to "teach" the search engine to identify items of clothing and accessories by one of several basic style genres: classic, romantic, casual chic, edgy, street and boho. For example, if you're an "edgy" and you search for a black dress, you won't, in theory, be offered an ankle-length boho sweater dress.
So as Google gives us the ability to accessorize by algorithm, we're about to really find out if computers can acquire a sense of style.
And if they can't, you can always just shrug your shoulders and say your motherboard let you leave the house that way.