Artificial Intelligence

Dylan Mulder explores new digital frontiers in the fashion world

Digital fashion

Dylan Mulder explores new digital frontiers in the fashion world

“What might a Louis Vuitton or Off-White digital piece of clothing be like?” Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion, mused to Vogue in April earlier this year. The question came in the wake of Carlings, a multi brand Scandinavian retailer, selling out its first digital-only clothing line. The process saw fashion designers manipulate photos of customers, so it appeared as though they were dressed up in Carlings' apparel. Customers would then go on to share the photos of themselves on digital platforms, Instagram, Facebook, and the rest, without actually having to wear the clothes.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will morph into our homes, phones, cities and relationships – but most of us still don’t know what it actually means. Does the umbrella term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ change when replaced by a slightly mustier label – ‘computer software’? In a bid to educate the public, we reached out to some industry leaders to ask how they define Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

According to the recent Artificial Intelligence forum, New Zealand is ill prepared to harness the opportunities - or deal with the risks attached to Artificial Intelligence. Further, Rod Oram highlights that New Zealand joins a cluster of laggard countries ranked poorly on “government AI readiness”. But while governance is typically slow to keep up with business, both the industry - and the technology that underpins it - is moving rapidly. And one business travelling with it is Spacetime: a company that applies artificial intelligence based solutions for both businesses and government. We sit down with its founder, Alex Bartley Catt, who shares the opportunities and risks attached to the nascent industry.

AI for an eye

Lauren Vasey, research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, chats about the role artificial intelligence and machines are playing in design - and how the construction industry is poised for a rapid disruption.

AI is alright

Techweek in New Zealand is upon us. This year’s theme is ‘Innovation that’s good for the world’ – which is an excellent opportunity to look at the positive impact and opportunity presented by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, says IBM's Isuru Fernando.