Dresslife cooperates with the Institute for Information Processing at Leibniz Universität Hannover

May 23, 2019

Dresslife cooperates with Institute for Information Processing of Leibniz University, Hannover

For the further development of its fashion-specific artificial intelligence (AI), the Fashion-Tech-StartUp Dresslife was able to secure funding for a project volume of around 1 million euros. The comprehensive innovation project will be implemented jointly with the Institute for Information Processing (TNT) at Leibniz University, Hannover (LUH). The collaboration is supported by the European Union with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Lower Saxony. The aim is to deepen Dresslife’s expertise in AI conception and implementation.

“The collaboration with the Institute for Information Processing guarantees a technology at the highest level for our customers from international fashion retail”, says Dr. Julian Hensolt, Co-Founder and CEO of Dresslife.

The TNT works closely with Dresslife to implement knowledge and technology transfer from research. The spectrum of tasks ranges from the application of new approaches in the preparation of data to the use of modern implementation methods and the provision of computing capacity. The latest findings from AI research, processes and strategies are conveyed in order to adapt to new challenges faster and to efficiently drive new developments.

“The mechanical prediction of subjective perceptions of the consumer is highly valuable for our institute”, says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bodo Rosenhahn, Leibniz Universität Hannover. “To do this, we have to encode and automatically interpret information about garments. With Dresslife, we’re developing a dynamic artificial intelligence based on the interaction of product characteristics and of the consumer with the product”.

Both teams want to prove that maximum efficiency in product recommendations can be achieved with a smaller selection of targeted data. The basis is the motivation to guarantee maximum precision in the generation of product recommendations for the company’s international fashion clients.

Institute for Information Processing

The Institute of Information Processing (tnt) is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover. The group is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Ostermann and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bodo Rosenhahn and consists of about 30 researchers from more than five different nations. Technological developments are implemented in current and future telecommunications and digital systems, automation and interpretation tasks, remote sensing and medical image analysis. We live in the age of digitalization: sharing and sending images, videos and multimedia data via the Internet or local communication channels has become part of our everyday lives. This requires information processing algorithms to encode, transmit, improve and extract meaningful information from multimedia content. At our institute, we conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of audio and video signal processing, computer vision and machine learning. This includes the development of intelligent algorithms to extract relevant information from data. To this end, we research methods for unsupervised and supervised learning, transfer or reinforcement learning.