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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Amazon Echo Look Fashion Assistant

A kind of 'magic mirror' play.  We experimented with, primarily in cosmetics.  Can that be far away?   Following.   Currently available only by invitation.  In Engadget: 

Amazon Echo Look is a voice-controlled camera for fashion tips
You can show off your wardrobe without taking mirror selfies.
 by Jon Fingas, @jonfingas

Amazon's Echo smart speakers just went in an unusual (but potentially very helpful) new direction. Meet Echo Look, an Alexa-powered camera designed around taking your own fashion photos and videos. If you want to show off your daily wardrobe, you just have to ask the Look to take a snapshot -- you don't have to take a selfie in front of a mirror to get a full-length picture. And since it includes a depth-sensing camera, it can blur the background to make shots pop. The real party tricks come when you're not sure about your outfit, however. ... "

(Update) More detail on Echo Look via Amazon.
(Update)  More detail and invite request.  Looking like much more than Beta.

(Update)  The earliest news did not mention this, but apparently there are humans in the analysis loop for this tool.  Who they are is unclear.  This is a first for Amazon assistant capabilities.  Changes my perspective of the application.  Is it all throughout the interaction? Or just checking?  Or an interaction between experts and AI?

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