eBay taps computer vision to transform online shopping

  • “Offering buyers the ability to look for similar or exact items using images instead of text has become fairly standard in the industry, but launching the feature in 2017 was a big deal
  • ‘First, we did our training separately,’ he explained. ‘We trained the models on the public cloud, where we could access [graphic processing units]. Then we did the inference and deployment locally.’
  • The question should never be what new technology can be adopted, but what customer problems can be solved, Mekel-Bobrov said.
  • The ecommerce giant is now ‘turbocharging’ its platform to make computer vision an integral part of the experience for both buyers and sellers, Mekel-Bobrov said.”


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