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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Underground Fashion Maps

 Mapping fashion senses, uses in advertising?   beyond? 

'Underground maps' segment cities using fashion, AI

by Cornell University  in Techxplore

Cornell computer scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence framework to automatically draw "underground maps," which accurately segment cities into areas with similar fashion sense and, thus, interests.

How people dress in an area can tell a lot about what happens there, or is happening at a particular time, and knowing the fashion sense of an area can be a very useful tool for visitors, new residents and even anthropologists.

"The question I've been interested in is, can we use millions of images from social media or satellite images to discover something interesting about the world?" said Utkarsh Mall, a doctoral student in the lab of Kavita Bala, professor of computer science and dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.

Mall is lead author of "Discovering Underground Maps from Fashion," which he presented at the Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Jan. 4-8 in Waikoloa, Hawaii.  .... ' 

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