Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide information about items in a picture when someone taps on them, is currently undergoing a tour of twelve Nigerian cities through its event titled ‘Fashion meets AI’.
Founder and CEO, Gabriel Eze says that the idea behind the tour “is to see how deep tech such as AI can help fashion store owners, photographers, tailors, and models grow their business or career.” He hopes that the hangout with professionals within the fashion industry will enable them “interface and support the fashion ecosystem and grow their company in the process.”
The tour is also being seen by the Touchabl team as a way of launching as well as testing Touchabl products with users to get valuable feedback about how they are being used and what benefits they are providing to the career or business of the users. This would help them better tailor their products to meet the needs of their users, hence gaining adoption by them. Three months ago, Touchabl raised $20,000 in seed funding from Genesys Tech Hub for use in product development and marketing.
The Touchabl app provides great benefits for fashion professionals such as enabling anyone search and shop for their products in any picture by simply touching it. Also, it enables fashion businesses capture and manage their inventory by simply taking a picture of the stock item. Their AI technology makes it possible for the items to be recognized, labeled and categorized.
Another huge benefit of joining the platform for fashion professionals is that anywhere online that their product is identified by Touchabl’s AI technology such as on the Touchabl app, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, they would know about it and could be able to promote their items in the search results.
Eze also notes that “businesses that already have online stores can also integrate with Touchabl’s application programming interface (API) to make the pictures on their websites ‘Touchabl’. With a little feed, they can ensure that only their products show up in the search result on the website. This API can also be used by fashion bloggers, celebrity red carpet or anyone that’s into picture stuffs.”
The tour schedule for the Fashion meets AI hangout includes:
- ENUGU – Aug 10
- AWKA – Aug 14
- UYO – Aug 17
- ABA – Aug 24
- PORT HARCOURT – Aug 31
- YENAGOA – Sep 4
- OWERRI – Sep 7
- BENIN CITY – Sep 14
- ABUJA – Sep 21
- KANO – Sep 28
- IBADAN – Oct 5
- LAGOS – Oct 12
To register for the hangout, click on the registration link.