Dataiku launches new documentary series AI & Us

Dataiku has released a new documentary series that explores how artificial intelligence, now more accessible than ever, is changing different industries.

The company says its goal with the web series, “AI & Us,” is to build a link between AI and business, through the eyes of its practitioners, in order to create meaningful conversations that include issues facing both businesses and the broader community around implementation of machine learning-driven processes.

The series debuted on September 7 with its first episode centered on artificial intelligence and the world of fashion. Dressed by Machines examines the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on the $2.2 trillion industry and how they are being used to provide customized recommendations, forecast trends, and improve inventory.

According to Dataiku, the average life of clothes is only 5 weeks in today’s geared fast fashion community due to cheap disposable clothes being purchased at a rate of 56 million metric tons annually. AI can help align fashion trends better with consumers’ needs in an effort to keep clothes in closets for longer.

Emily Cies of the Fashion Innovation Agency shows how 3D fashion images are created for virtual experiences. Source: Dataiku

The first episode includes interviews with faculty at the Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion, a group focused on finding breakthroughs where fashion and technology merge. One of the projects they are highlighting is the interactive reality device, a turntable attached to cameras and computer equipment to take 360-degree photos of a fashion collection. The images are then instantly uploaded and processed to create a 3D scanned object. Users can scan their faces with smartphones and enter their measurements to create digital avatars that can virtually “try on” the 3D garment.

As more and more use cases emerge, it is important to note that these tools are not meant to neglect designers: “Artificial intelligence cannot replace the fashion designer from a fashion perspective. However, I think the very element of AI is about randomness. As if you give The data for an algorithm is waiting for a result, and you don’t know what it will look like. For me, that’s the basis of the creative process as a whole. “I think it can be a tool for collaborating with it,” said Costas Kazanzi, a creative technician at the Fashion Innovation Agency.

The series hosts data scientist Sean McGuire, Dataiuku’s Regional Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Strategy who has over 15 years of experience working in several industries, including consulting, automotive, and Ph.D. level training in applied statistics. McGirr also co-hosts the “Half Stack Data Science” podcast.

Kostas Kazantzis of the Fashion Innovation Agency discusses how he uses AI to explore creativity in fashion. Source: Dataiku

Future episodes will feature other interesting topics in the field of AI, including how to discuss society’s perception of AI technology and the ethical questions associated with it, how it is being used to drive innovation in the $6.1 billion insurance industry, and how it can help solve the pay gap. between the sexes. By transcending human bias in hiring decisions.

“At AI & Us, we looked beyond obvious use cases to show how the ever-decreasing barrier to entry for AI is transforming entire industries,” said host McGirr. “It has been a privilege to learn from people with truly diverse perspectives, whether they are seasoned AI experts, relative beginners who have made a huge impact, or those who take a broader perspective on how changes in society are driving AI adoption. Throughout the series, we have strived To break the hype, demystify the buzzwords and remind everyone who builds AI of their obligations to act responsibly with a focus on the future.”

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