Bloomberg Businessweek

Don’t Use This AI Tailor…Yet

Original Stitch admits its shirt-cloning software still needs work

Original Stitch has all the trappings of an e-commerce success story. It’s a San Francisco startup with an artificial intelligence angle, $5 million in funding from A-list investors, and a factory partner in the Japanese Alps. The pitch is simple: Original Stitch uses computer-vision software to review photos of your most beloved dress shirts uploaded to the company website, then delivers perfectly tailored copies. We tried it—the only problem was that it didn’t

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek4 min read
Reaching For Yield In The Land Of 0%
The savings bank owned by Japan’s postal service has become an unlikely global powerhouse in bonds. It had little choice
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min readSociety
Can France Make Factories Cool?
A 20-foot-tall blue rooster, appearing to crow as it strides forward, chest jutted out and wings folded back, is on a tour de France. The inflatable bird is racing to 60 stages across the country, accompanied by a team of 15 technicians, six trucks,
Bloomberg Businessweek5 min read
When Mother Earth Gives You A Building Permit
One day last December, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador donned a beaded necklace and bowed his head reverently before a fire pit, to ask Mother Earth for permission to build a railroad through the heart of Mayan territory. The line, whi