It’s 2020, and if you’re on online retailer not already thinking about the implications of artificial intelligence on your business then allow today’s episode to provoke your consideration: Our guest today is Ashwini Asokan, the CEO and founder of Vue.Ai, a US/India-based startup that has developed an AI platform to help online retailers increase sales and work more efficiently. They do this by automating simple yet important tasks such as product tagging and personalized recommendations.
Vue.AI also help fashion brands leverage artificial intelligence to generate images of models in clothes and provide personal style recommendations to customers while shopping online. It’s a robust offering in a market that’s used to doing things the old fashioned way, which may explain why Vue.AI has secured $17 million in venture capital funding. We’ll talk about how a fashion startup managed to get the attention of Silicon Valley, as well as the limitations of AI for online retailers.