2016 has been the most important year yet for Deep Learning/AI. These fields had predominately been more academic and research oriented by virtue. We at Talespin, In the past year have worked extensively on deep learning in Fashion.
Implementations of Deep Learning in the past year have many success stories. But is the idea to use neural networks to model data really new?
Many argue that this has been there for years and everything now is the phase called hype.
In a sense they are right. The logical implication has been around for a while. But what is now available are affordable hardware, infrastructure, open source libraries and vast amounts of data. The buzz for the past few years has been Big Data. Now with the powers of deep learning enterprises have started training systems to make sense out of it.