Facebook’s new AI tool will automatically identify items you put up for sale

published 19.05.2020 15:30


Facebook’s machine vision tools are trained on users’ photos In building these tools, Facebook is helped by its access to users’ photos on Marketplace.

Image: Facebook Fashion will be a key part of this, with the company suggesting that a future Facebook “AI fashion stylist” could offer users personalized shopping recommendations based on their wardrobe and daily suggestions for outfits tailored to the weather and their schedule.

A graphic of how Facebook’s product recognition tool works, generating metadata from an image.

Facebook wants to create a “social-first” shopping experience Product recognition is the first in a slew of AI-powered updates coming to its e-commerce platforms in the near future, says the company.

Facebook says this data is vital in creating a machine vision system that can identify products in challenging lighting and from dodgy angles — a part of the online shopping experience that isn’t going away.