Amazons 3D model startup acquisition – a fashion win?

Will we soon be able to try on clothes digitally, making online shopping less of a hassle? Well, according to TechCrunch, Amazon just bought Body Labs, a New York startup that creates 3D body models that can be used for gaming avatars or virtually trying on clothes. Amazon has not yet made any comment on the acquisition, so exactly what they’re planning to do with this technology remains to be seen. On the other hand, Amazon is certainly serious about becoming a apparel destination, so it would make sense for them to go this direction.

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Amazon brings the selfie to a new AI level

Oh yes, it looks like our selfies are about to get to much better in the near future. Amazon is now adding a voice controlled, standalone selfie camera to its AI assistant Alexa. Echo Look has a lot of the same features as the last one, but with four LED lights, a depth-sensing system that blurs the background, and the possibility to take videos to get the best view of your outfit from every angle. With the function ”Style check” it uses machine learning to compare outfits and give style tips. The more you use it, the smarter it gets. The camera is not yet available to the public, but when it does it will sell for about 200 dollars, according to Fashion and Mash. Wanna see for yourself how it works? Take a look at this promo video.