The Dress that Knew Too Much

There was a lot going on at this year’s Met Gala. All I will say is, Madonna.

The star-studded event, which is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in NYC, marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. This year’s theme was, “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Celebs did not disappoint. One of the best dressed was model, Karolina Kurova who wore the most high-tech outfit of the night.

IBM and fashion designer Marchesa  unveiled a, “cognitive dress,” extending IBM’s cognitive computing branding campaign. The data-driven dress — changed colors based on an analysis of fan sentiment in real time. During the gala, Watson processed the huge volume of tweets surrounding the event, and changed the color of the dress according to the emotions in them. Rose signified joy, coral meant passion, aqua was excitement, lavender denoted curiosity, and butter indicated encouragement.

IBM views Watson as its future, and indeed, the future of artificial intelligence. It’s a cognitive system that reasons and learns much like a human, and is capable of turning the world’s vast oceans of data into usable information.

The dress was a stunner. Check it out:



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