Over the last few years, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has grown by leaps and bounds. Researchers are working on driverless cars, voice-controlled smart assistants and image recognition that can spot tumors in photos better than radiologists.
On the retail front, AI is already changing how customers shop online. Algorithms are already suggesting items you might like based off of previous searches or purchases. The Echo Look is Amazon’s “style assistant” that takes a photo of your outfit and makes fashion recommendations that are conveniently available for sale on Amazon. And AI will transform online commerce for retailers in an even more major way in the near future — realistic digital models may eventually replace humans.