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Is the future of Retail Technology visual? | A review of Tech London Associates event Oct 3, 2017

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Retail Technology: A Visual Future? This is a review of startup companies that we randomly met or which presented at the Tech London Associates’(TLA) Retail Tech meetup at River Island’s Shoreditch tech hub earlier this week. Of the companies, three stood out with clearly defined use cases for machine learning and computer vision technology (popularised as AI). Combined with our earlier work on fashion technology: visual search we are starting to sense a visual theme developing in retail which may or may not combine the physical and digital retailing channels into True Omni Channel retailing. The three companies anonymize data...

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Trade show report: Ecommerce Expo, London, September 2017

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Our verdict (of 5): Admittedly we visited Ecommerce Expo in 2016 and were very impressed and the September 2017 edition did not disappoint on content or exhibitors. In fact it seemed as the quality of exhibitors was slightly better than the previous show. Ecommerce Expo had everything from the usual suspects such as Shopify, SAP Hybris, Bronto, Marketo and others to some of the more exciting startups such as Mad Street Den, Phrasee and others. SAP Hybris were mightily excited about their rumoured $350m acquisition of Gigya and the opportunties this will mean for upselling to existing Gigya customers and...

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Styleintelligence celebrate 12 months of FashionTech cover with content syndication by leading Artificial Intelligence company

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In September 2015 we took the decision to build a library of Fashion Technology specific sector reports. Throughout the 12 months since we started we have been very impressed with the ecosystem of Fashion related technology, and in particular its global spread. Although the US continues to dominate funding there are a lot of bootstrapping going on and some pretty awesome ideas being born and brought to market from other parts of the world. Our library is not building as fast as we would have liked, but this is about to change and our aim is to produce one new...

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Goxip Raises $1.6m - Making Instagram Shoppable

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Goxip, the social shopping company based in Hong Kong has raised $1.6m from two Asian investors. The company is using technology from ViSenze, a Singaporean AI company focusing on image recognition. See our report into Visual Search (profiles of 23 companies including ViSenze). www.goxip.com www.visenze.com Source: https://www.techinasia.com/goxip-seed-investment  

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Artificial Intelligence in Fashion Retail

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Artificial Intelligence is being touted as the next big thing, but what is it and how can it be utilised by retailers? We have put together a quick guide for non-specialists in retail and present a possible use case for the technology. Download the paper here

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