A new study from Pusan ​​National University explores artificial intelligence in fashion

BUSAN, South Korea, January 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the fashion industry has grown significantly in recent years. Artificial intelligence is used for tasks such as personalizing fashion recommendations for customers, optimizing supply chain management, automating processes and improving sustainability to reduce waste. However, the creative processes in fashion design are still mostly human-driven and there is not much research on the use of artificial intelligence for fashion design. In addition, studies are usually conducted with data scientists who build AI platforms and deal with the technology aspect of the process. However, the other side of this equation, i.e. the designers themselves, are often not committed to research.

To explore the practical applicability of artificial intelligence models to realize creative designs and work with human designers, Assistant Professor Prof. Yoon Kyung Lee from Busan National University conducted an in-depth study in Korea. Her study was made available online in Thinking skills and creativity on September 15, 2022and subsequently published in volume 46 of the Journal v December 2022.

At a time when artificial intelligence is so deeply embedded in our lives, this study began instead by considering what humans can do better than artificial intelligence.” says Professor Lee, explaining her motivation for studying.Could there be effective collaboration between humans and AI for creative design??”

Prof. Lee began generating new textile designs using deep convolutional generative adversarial networks (DC-GANs) and cycle-GANs. Outputs from these models were compared to similar designs created by design students.

The comparison revealed that although the designs created by both were similar, the biggest difference was the uniqueness and originality seen in human designs that were based on the person’s experience. However, using AI in repetitive tasks can improve designers’ efficiency, freeing up their time to focus on more creative work of higher difficulty. Designs generated by AI can also be used as a learning tool for people without fashion expertise who want to explore their creativity. These people can create designs with the help of AI. Prof. So Lee proposes a human-artificial intelligence collaboration network that integrates GANs with human creativity to generate suggestions. The professor also defined and studied the various complex system elements involved in human-AI collaborative design. She also went on to create a human artificial intelligence model in which a designer works with an artificial intelligence to create a new design idea. The model is built so that if the designer shares his creative process and ideas with others, the system can connect and evolve, improving his designs.

The fashion industry can use this to anticipate changes in the fashion industry and offer recommendations and co-creation services. Setting goals, variables, and limits is part of a designer’s job in a human-AI collaborative design environment. Therefore, their work should go beyond just the visual side and instead cover different fields.

In the future, everyone will be able to become a creator or designer using artificial intelligence models. Until now, only professional fashion designers have been able to design and showcase clothing. But in the future, it will be possible for anyone to design the clothes they want and show off their creativity,” concludes Prof. Lee.

We hope her dreams are very close to being realized!

Original post title: How Complex Systems Engage in Fashion Design: Using Artificial Intelligence

Magazine: Thinking skills and creativity
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2022.101137

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