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ViSenze strengthens its global marketing team with key hire


ViSenze this month announced Cheryl Guzman Ng as our new global head of marketing. Cheryl joins us from media agency Xaxis where she successfully lead both Marketing and Innovation functions across APAC. Bringing over 15 years’ regional Marketing and Communication experience with her, Cheryl has developed and led regional and large scale marketing, communications and innovation strategies and initiatives on both regional and local market levels and will drive the continued growth and expansion of ViSenze into 2020 and beyond. Read More

How Samsung is giving brands the edge with fashion Visual Search by ViSenze


To promote the recent launch of new Galaxy Note10, Samsung teamed up with Zalora at its Fashion Festival to showcase how Bixby Vision Shopping can allow people to snap a picture and immediately search for a similar style directly through the camera app. “It was thanks to Visenze that we were able to effectively surface Zalora's clothes within the search results which helped drive value for the retailer.” says Christopher Tarr, the director of mobile customer experience and monetization at Samsung Electronics. Tarr says Samsung and Visenze have since expanded the partnership after the fashion show to include pop up experiences and “other exciting things” that he declined to reveal. Read More

ViSenze Named as an IDC Innovator for Computer Vision Software


ViSenze announced it has been named an IDC Innovator in the recently published report, IDC Innovators: Computer Vision Software, 2019*. The report profiles four notable emerging vendors that have demonstrated innovative new computer vision software. “We’re thrilled that our efforts are being recognized and validated by an industry-leading analyst firm and we’re excited to continue to create solutions that meet and exceed the changing demands of consumers.” said Oliver Tan, Founder and CEO, ViSenze. Read More

ViSenze in the Top 45 Artificial Intelligence Companies Globally


ViSenze makes the Datamation Top 45 AI company List for 2019 alongside giants like Amazon, Google, Nvidia, IBM, Tencent and Twilio. This is the third time ViSenze has made their list; previously featured on the Top 20 (2016) and Top 25 (2017) AI companies on Datamation's list. We're really happy to see other smaller AI companies like us joining the list such as OpenAI and OneModel. 

"To keep up with the AI market, we have updated our list of top AI companies playing a role in shaping the future of AI and its capabilities and feature companies that are particularly noteworthy as well as those that invested significantly in AI," Datamation

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How Technology Has Radically Transformed Retail - ViSenze perspective from CEO Oliver Tan


Total Retail sat down with our Co-founder and CEO, Oliver Tan, to learn more about the disruptive trends technology is causing and the lasting effects it leaves on the retail sector. 

"self-checkout kiosks, tech-infused pop-up shops, point-of-sale systems that improve customer service, and more, in addition to the continuous growth of more advanced smartphones and social platforms that have increased engagement and modernized the shopping experience. While each trend has impacted retail in its own unique way — whether it be online or in-store — many share common themes on how technology will continue to drive retail experiences."

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The Future Of Fashion: From Design To Merchandising, How Tech Is Reshaping The Industry


CB Insights takes a look at the evolution of the fashion industry and where technology is taking it next, from AR/VR dressing rooms to temperature-changing fabrics and beyond.

Singapore-based startup ViSenze AI launched “Shoppable User Generated Content,” a visual recognition tool that “understands and tags user-generated contents, making items within images easy to discover, search, and purchase.” ViSenze counts prominent brands including Myntra and Urban Outfitters among its clients.

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ViSenze Strengthens Executive Team as Part of Wider Growth Strategy


ViSenze welcomes the appointment of Chief Commercial Officer and Human Resources Director at the start of Q2

Brendan O’Shaughnessy brings sales and go-to-market experience to his new role as Chief Commercial Officer; Jasmine Phua will drive the organization's human resource strategy and implementation in her new role as Human Resources Director

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ViSenze Announces Regional Partnership With Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia & Oceania


ViSenze’s latest partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Southeast Asia and Oceania is the result of an extensive collaboration between the smartphone manufacturer and the AI technology provider. By integrating ViSenze’s advanced visual search capabilities, Samsung equips its mobile consumers in the Southeast Asia and Oceania region with a way to easily discover and purchase products using Shopping by Bixby Vision on various Samsung mobile devices. This is made possible by ViSenze’s automated visual commerce technology, which has the accuracy and speed required to meet consumers’ personalized shopping demands.

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Image recognition startup ViSenze raises $20M Series C


ViSenze, a startup that provides visual search tools for online retailers like Rakuten and ASOS, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C. The round was co-led by Gobi Ventures and Sonae IM, with participation from other backers, including returning investors Rakuten and WI Harper.

ViSenze has now raised a total of $34.5 million (its last round was a Series B announced in September 2016). The Singapore-based company, whose clients also include Urban Outfitters, Zalora and Uniqlo, bills its software portfolio as a “personal shopping concierge” that allows shoppers on their path to product discovery.

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ViSenze is rated amongst the Top 10 Tech employers in Singapore


Singapore continues to gain strong recognition as a global tech-hub for some of the best talent on the market, with hiring in the industry outpacing that of the finance sector last year. ViSenze is proud to be listed by Glassdoor as among the Top 10 Tech employers in the country, alongside the like of Google, PayPal, Salesforce, LinkedIn and SAP. According to Glassdoor's report the future for talent lies inn the opportunities for 'knowledge workers' - those that use data, software and intellectual skills. Read More

ViSenze CTO & CoFounder Guanda Li was a key speaker in the AI Korea Summit held in December 2018


AI Korea Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea on the 4-6th of December 2018.

'AI For Business, AI Meets Business' theme was held on the 4th and 5th of the December 2018, with a total of 1700 AI experts and related companies, organizations attending the big event.

ViSenze CTO and co-founder Guangda Li presented on the theme 'AI: Visual Recognition and eCommerce'  in addition to talking about computer vision, deep learning, model training, data analysis, and other applications in general.

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Oliver's Op-ed on why machine learning is a Skill in Addition to a Service


There is a lot of hype around machine learning, mostly because of its ability to improve efficiencies at scale but mainly because it's already created massive benefits across industries and added to the bottom line. With the rise of digitization and big data over the last decade, businesses are implementing machine learning strategies as well as hiring more talent (data scientists and analysts) to kickstart these data-heavy techniques within their organizations. Read More

Deep learning for online retailers; automated tagging, image moderation and more


While there may be a lot of hype about AI, there are many new and exciting deep learning applications with many practical applications. Deep learning helps machines understand and generate “sensory data,” i.e. images, video, music, sound, text, and speech. The main areas that shine are around visual perception and natural language understanding. If you have problems that can be solved with computer vision or natural language processing, they can be solved with deep learning. Home visual searches are a good example — think AirBnB and HomeLuv — as well as question-and-answering services and voice assistants, such as Alexa and  Google Duplex.

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How digital media businesses are successfully integrating e-commerce as a new revenue stream


Consumer habits are shifting to digital, driving massive changes in how people access media content as well as how they shop for products and services. As e-commerce grows and takes a greater share of total retail sales, digital media companies are increasingly pursuing new sources of revenue growth by incorporating e-commerce into their platforms and businesses in response to fundamental challenges they each face. Read More

How brands use personalization to bring a human element to e-commerce


More than 50 percent of customers are interested in purchasing customized products or having a personalized element added to their shopping. Luxury brands have excelled at this, thanks to the fundamental nature of luxury as a category that focuses on hands-on customer service.“In general, luxury brands are doing this better. That’s the differentiator in luxury,” said Anna Jensen, co-founder Snap + Style Business. “High touch, lots of handholding, walking you through the process - that’s the just the definition of luxury. What brands that we see are doing well, like Michael Kors, is bringing that extra bit of help while still maintaining a large audience.”

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you can discover and procure algorithms and model packages now in AWS Marketplace


AWS Marketplace is now live where you can discover and procure algorithms and model packages, and quickly deploy them in just a few clicks on Amazon SageMaker. You can choose from free, free-trial, and paid algorithms and model packages and assess the quality by reviewing product details such as descriptions, usage instructions, reviews, sample Jupyter notebooks, pricing, and support information. ViSenze now offers five different models, which customers can buy from the marketplace Read More

The future of visual search: smart glasses, AR and retail opportunity


Over the next two decades,  believes that we’ll see search develop in two key directions. First of all, we’ll see voice search take off in a meaningful way – something that, despite the considerable hype surrounding voice search, we haven’t yet seen. And secondly, we’ll see the rise of visual search, alongside the development of technologies like smart glasses and augmented reality. Read More

How did a company from tiny Singapore take the region by storm? ViSenze featured in EDB Innovation column


It is a flurry of activity at ViSenze’s second-floor office at Block 67 along Ayer Rajah Crescent. Its R&D team of 40 software engineers, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data scientists are hard at work. While a team of scientists engages in a discussion at the conference room, the engineers meticulously key in lines of code, eyes flitting between the two computer screens in front of each of them, fingers furiously typing away on their keyboards.

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Overall Russia and Singapore have very good relationship; says RDIF Chief Kirill Dmitriev


RUSSIA is about to embark on an infrastructure spending programme worth US$100 billion, and the head of the country's dynamic sovereign wealth fund is eager to have more Singapore companies tap some of these lucrative opportunities. The latest figures show that there are more than 600 Russian companies present in Singapore. There are much fewer in the opposite direction, with just 20 Singapore companies present in different regions of Russia. Some examples are Food Empire, Visenze (an artificial intelligence-based visual company), and Educare International Consultancy.

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Walmart Turns Its iPhone App's Barcode Scanner into an Augmented Reality Price Comparison Tool


While many retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy features in their apps, Walmart has gone in another direction by bringing shoppers an augmented reality tool to help them compare products they want to buy.

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According to Techacute, Visual search trends in e-commerce and quotes ViSenze study


When looking at potential improvement angles of e-commerce, we spot a lot of room for improvement around user experience (UX design) and customer service. As far as the future goes, we are looking at AR and VR, but even today there are some trends in visual processing and image computing that could introduce compelling new services. In this article, we want to showcase a few new examples. Read More

SuperSync, TV Guide’s Advanced Banner Division, Named a Finalist in the 2018 EMEA BIGGIES Awards for Ad Banner Campaign Powered by ViSenze


ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced that SuperSync, the advanced banner division of TV Guide, was named a finalist by the EMEA BIGGIES Awards in the Excellence in Use of Artificial Intelligence category. The banner ad campaign, which launched in March 2018, was SuperSync’s first AI-powered banner ad for Very.co.uk. Using ViSenze’s AI-powered visual commerce technology, the SuperSync team was able to build an interactive, shoppable banner ad with image recognition capabilities that enabled users to drag images containing fashion items onto the ad to find matching products available for purchase on the sites. Read More

Pinterest Scores On Key Fronts With Marketers


While it’s not the most popular app, Pinterest continues to rank highly on other indexes that matter to marketers. For example, a new report from mobile ad measurement firm Kochava picks Pinterest as the top media partner in terms of data-signal quality, fraud detection, user retention and correlation of clicks to installs. Other top partners include mobile ads firms like Crossinstall, Pinsight, LifeStreet and Liftoff. Signal clarity refers to the integrity of data input and output -- like impressions, clicks, and post-backs -- reported to attribution providers. “Fraud” represents the percentage of fraudulent traffic, while “quality” speaks to the retention of active users after 30 days.

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Visual Search Speaks Loud And Clear For Ecommerce; Analysis by wall Street analyst, Aaron Kessler


Forecasts from a top Wall Street analyst suggest visual search will make a major impact in the way e-commerce companies build out their future services.  

Aaron Kessler, Raymond James analyst, in a research report released Wednesday, wrote how companies like Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Houzz, Pinterest, and Wayfair continue to move toward offering visual search for e-commerce.

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Google Lens feature now within Google Image Search results in certain markets


Google announced it is now rolling out the Google Lens button within Google Image search results. Google Lens, which was introduced in May 2017, is a visual search tool to help people learn more about images and what they are visually looking at.

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ER mentions ViSenze survey while discussing about 'Amazon Tax' in U.K


In an attempt to rescue brick and mortar retailers in the UK, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, suggested bringing in a special tax on online businesses. Coined the "Amazon Tax" due to the recent uproar of the technology giant's reported tax avoidance in the UK, the Chancellor commented that "temporary tax measures to rebalance the playing field" might be required. The suggestion also follows the closures of a number of high street brands such as Toys R Us and Maplin, with others such as Mothercare, Carpetright and Poundwound following this year alone. Read More

Oliver's Op-ed on marketing Insider; Why customization is important


To stay afloat in a competitive retail market, brands constantly look for new ways to deepen their relationships with customers. Customization is an emerging e-commerce trend that empowers consumers to create something that’s their own, helping them design their own personalized products unique to them.

 This trend appeals particularly to Generation Z, who grew up on customization — hitting fast-casual restaurants like Sweetgreen and Chipotle that offer build-your-own options  — and who want to be involved in the design process the same way with retailers, from start to finish.

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It's not just Sci-Fi; Computer vision could be used to diagnose and much more in Healthcare


Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare is the subject of a lot of hype, and for good reason. AI has amazing potential, and that’s partly because it comes in so many different forms. Computer vision, for example, could be used to diagnose disease by scanning and interpreting radiological images with more precision than the human eye. Machine learning, another form of AI, could use data from your smartwatch to enable an early-warning system — alerting you and your physician of an impending seizure or cardiovascular event. But here’s the problem: While AI shows great promise, some of its expected benefits are purely conceptual — and there’s too much focus on computers replacing the expertise of doctors and other healthcare professionals Read More

Pinterest is turning more of its window shoppers into buyers with newest features


Visual search engine Pinterest is rolling out new features this morning that will make it easier for people to purchase the products on its platform.

The $12 billion company, which has 250 million monthly active users, has rebuilt the infrastructure behind its product pins with a goal of making the mobile app and website more “shoppable,” per Pinterest’s head of shopping product Tim Weingarten.

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Uniqlo released a video this week showcasing one of its warehouses that replaced 90% of staff with robots


It has become a ubiquitous fear that robots will one day take over the world. humanoid tech is growing disturbingly human and experts believe almost a third of the global workforce will be automated by 2030. A simple look at how factories are changing in the twenty-first century makes this a glimpse into the future not hard to imagine. of course, there is the clever implementation of automated machinery to spare humans from potentially harmful processes, but on the flip side, there is the letting go of human labour in favour of more efficient, commercially fruitful operations.

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WIRED reported that AI researchers are calling for more humanity in developing AI systems


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCHER Fei-Fei Li has spent her career trying to make software smart—with some success. Lately, she’s begun to ask herself a new question: How can we make smart software aligned with human values? “As much as AI is showing its power, it’s a nascent technology,” Li said at the WIRED25 Summit in San Francisco Monday. “What’s really important is putting humanity at the center.”

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"How I got here….", Oliver Tan, ViSenze CEO and co-founder


Oliver ViSenze

After an early fascination with start-ups and the entrepreneurial spirit, Oliver Tan spent 10 years in the corporate world. But the inspirational observations of the late Steve Jobs set him back on the path to his true calling. Here, the CEO and co-founder of artificial intelligence company ViSenze shares his journey

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Apple Has Acquired Danish Startup Spektral, Focused on Real-Time 'Green Screen' Technology


Spektral has developed a technology that can intelligently separate people and objects from their original backgrounds in photos and videos, and overlay a new background, resulting in what is called a "cutout." The solution is driven by deep neural networks and spectral graph theory.  The technology can be thought of as real-time "green screen" processing powered by machine learning algorithms... Read More

ViSenze was mentioned in WiseGuyReports' Global AI in Retail report


WiseGuyRerports.com Presents “Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Size, Status and Forecast 2018-2025” New Document to its Studies Database

In 2017, the global Artificial Intelligence in Retail market size was million US$ and it is expected to reach million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of during 2018-2025.

This report focuses on the global Artificial Intelligence in Retail status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Artificial Intelligence in Retail development in the United States, Europe and China.

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Conversity study revealed that almost 7 in 10 consumers believe that enabling tech will enhance retail-customer relationship


The study, from retail technology expert Conversity has revealed that almost seven in ten (69 per cent) of consumers – rising to 86 per cent amongst the millennial generation – believe that technology will be a powerful tool in helping retailers build stronger relationships with their customers.

While this indicates that shoppers are becoming increasingly comfortable with technology in retail, there is also strong evidence to suggest that it can be used to retain and enhance the human element of the customer experience, rather than supersede it.

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East vs West in a race for AI supremacy, ViSenze one of the forerunners


China leads the pack in Asia with 383 AI startups, according to studies by consultancy Roland Berger and investment firm Asgard Capital, both based in Germany. However, Beijing is still well behind the US, home to 1,393 startups, according to the same research.

Japan (113 startups), India (82), South Korea (42) and Singapore (35) are the other Asian pacesetters; Australia has 27 startups in Oceania. Israel (362), the UK (245) and Canada (131) are also in the top five worldwide.

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ViSenze study used in MarketingDirecto's Social Media Marketing article


The marketers who have their eyes on the Generation Z and the millennials would do well to take shelter under the shadow (it seems that beatific) of social networks. According to a recent study by the startup specialized in artificial intelligence ViSenze, 6 out of 10 consumers assigned to Generation Z (aged between 18 and 23 years) say they often discover new products through the ubiquitous social media. Read More

EasyJet Lets Travelers Pick Out Their Vacation From Instagram Photos


Instagram is teaming up with easyJet airlines to help people find flights to their picture-perfect destination. The two designed a Look&Book feature that uses Instagram’s geotag technology to track locations and possible flight routes.

By using Instagram screenshots of the desired destination, the Look&Book search engine will generate flight options. The feature is currently available on Apple devices and while it is only operating through Instagram at the moment, it hopes to expand to other image-driven platforms like Snapchat in the future.

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ViSenze among the top AI Startups in Singapore


In the last decade, Singapore has steadily acquired the tag of “go-to hub for all things digital”. A significant contributor to this is its data analytics startups. These companies contribute close to 1 Billion Singapore dollars annually to the island nation.

So, if you’re looking for a great company to mine and analyze your data, look no further, here are some of the largest big data and AI startups based in Singapore.

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Google and Facebook Are Teaming Up on Artificial Intelligence Tech


Google and Facebook are teaming up to make each company’s artificial intelligence technologies work better together. The two companies said Tuesday that an unspecified number of engineers are collaborating to make Facebook’s open source machine learning PyTorch framework work with Google’s custom computer chips for machine learning, dubbed Tensor Processing Units, or TPU. The collaboration marks one of the rare instances of the technology rivals working together on joint tech projects.

“Today, we’re pleased to announce that engineers on Google’s TPU team are actively collaborating with core PyTorch developers to connect PyTorch to Cloud TPUs,” Google Cloud director of product management Rajen Sheth wrote in a blog post.

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Argos sparks UK voice-controlled shopping revolution


Argos recently became the first retailer in the UK to offer a voice search shopping service via the Google Assistant platform. According to e-commerce specialist, Tryzens, this launch signifies a pivotal moment for the retail sector.

Andy Burton, CEO at Tryzens, comments: “Argos is the first of what we anticipate will be a long line of retailers investing in voice-controlled shopping. This new channel is arguably somewhat overdue for attention. With smart speaker sales reaching 3.94 million in the UK last year, there is a clear opportunity for retailers to reach consumers through a growing channel that promises to offer a new level of simplicity and convenience. 

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How Singapore companies can support Africa’s e-commerce boom


y 2025, Africa’s e-commerce market is estimated to be worth $75bn. This is dominated by three markets – Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Africa’s rising middle-class population is also driving consumer spending; expected to hit $2.1tn by the same year. Multinationals like Mango, Samsung, and Sony are already taking a slice of the pie. Read More

The drum networks take on "why ambitious retailers must embrace visual search"


Until fairly recently voice search was seen as a bit of a gimmick. Not now. Most retailers have noted its benefits, as the proliferation in voice technology in the home with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, along with Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s Bixby, continues. Today, machine learning is taking online search to new levels and it’s not just voice search that’s on the rise. Technology companies and retailers have been quietly developing a stronger competitor in interactive SEO: visual search.

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Snapchat Is Partnering With Amazon to Test a Visual Search Tool


Snapchat is rolling out a new tool to let users identify objects in real life and then buy them on Amazon. The companies are announcing a partnership for a “visual search” feature, which will let users point Snapchat’s camera app at items to find them within the e-commerce giant’s inventory. The idea, according to Snap, is to turn the camera into a type of cursor that makes it easier for identifying products and buying them on the spot. When the app recognizes an item or a barcode, an Amazon card will appear within Snapchat that will then lead to Amazon’s app or website.

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Why the Evolution of Visual Chatbots Is a Boon for Entrepreneurs


The world may be enamored with bots at the moment, but they’ve actually been around for quite some time. The first bots were used in the finance industry more than a decade ago, to automatically buy and sell equities based on key market indicators. This technology was a novel concept at the time, but it's now ubiquitous in the industry, with the financial robo-advice market projected to grow to $7 trillion by 2025, according to CNBC. Read More

Amazon adds image-driven browsing and search for the hot home goods and apparel categories


Amazon.com Inc. is changing up the ways consumers can browse and shop its U.S. site, adding more visual merchandising and product recommendation tools.

The e-retailer has added a browsing option called Scout to Amazon.com that lets consumers see photos of an array of products and click a thumbs up or thumbs down icon to indicate interest. If a consumer clicks the thumbs up button, the product page immediately reloads with products with similar attributes. Scout is “a visual way to shop without words,” Amazon says in a video describing how the search tool works.

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"Singapore businesses should look to Russia for opportunities", says Deputy P.M Tharman Shanmugaratnam


Singapore businesses should look to Russia for opportunities, especially in areas like technology and innovation, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said yesterday.

ViSenze, a Singapore artificial intelligence solution provider helping e-commerce firms, started operating in Russia early this year.

Its chief executive officer and co-founder Oliver Tan said: "Russia is an exciting size market for innovation-driven technology solutions.

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Bing bolsters visual search with math solver, text transcription


Nearly three months after rolling out new visual search features for Bing, Microsoft's search engine is giving them a boost with a few new tricks. Namely, you'll now be able to solve math problems, transcribe text from a photo, and more, all by snapping a picture.

Most impressive is the new "Math Solver" capability, which is located in the bottom menu of the Bing app, situated between "Auto" and "Barcode." 

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Visenze recognized as Top Industry Players among AI enablers in Retail Market


Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market report provides a complete analysis of current and upcoming opportunities to simplify the future investment in the market. The Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market report presents an all-inclusive study of the market by analyzing the key development trends, driving forces, restraints, opportunities, and future potential in details.

Various Artificial Intelligence in Retail Industry displays the production, revenue, price, and market share and growth rate by 2022. Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market provides analysis of Top Companies, Growth Drivers, Product Type, Classifications, End Users, Applications and Industry Chain Structure Forecast till 2022.

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ViSenze foresees algorithms becoming so smart that predicts consumers’ shopping preferences with over 90% accuracy each time they ask for a recommendation.


ViSenze powers visual commerce at scale for retailers, brands and publishers’ catering to the retail industry specifically. Built on deep learning and computer vision, the company delivers AI solutions that streamline the consumer shopping journey by allowing online shoppers to search using visuals opposed to keywords. ViSenze has three groups of product offerings: the enterprise service, the visual search platform and the computer vision deep learning platform. For the enterprise service, it provides visual search as a service platform and image tagging API.  Read More

ViSenze and Oliver featured in AnalyticsInsights


Oliver Tan

ViSenze powers visual commerce at scale for retailers, brands and publishers’ catering to the retail industry specifically. Built on deep learning and computer vision, the company delivers AI solutions that streamline the consumer shopping journey by allowing online shoppers to search using visuals opposed to keywords. ViSenze has three groups of product offerings: the enterprise service, the visual search platform and the computer vision deep learning platform. For the enterprise service, it provides visual search as a service platform and image tagging API. ViSenze’s clients can use its APIs to index their visual content and perform mobile visual search (snap a photo as an image query or upload an image from a photo gallery to do a search), visual discovery and content recommendation based on visual similarity. The company’s visual search platform enables the camera lens to be an information entry point to interact with the real-world objects.

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At-home skin-care devices are getting Smarter and Intelligent


At-home skin-care devices are getting smarter as more brands are beginning to incorporate apps, artificial intelligence and sensors into their products to offer customers personalization and customized insight into their beauty routines Read More

ViSenze recognized as a key market player in the IT Intelligence Markets report, Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market - Forecast 2018-2023


The major classification is done based on the scope and product overview of the global artificial intelligence in retail market. In the succeeding sections, a factual study of the sales of the product have been studied in different areas such as Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and India. Similarly, the most lucrative regions in the market have been presented coupled with their growth prospects by the end of 2023. Read More

According to PWC's research report, retailers from all sectors are taking digital transformation seriously


Retail as it once was no longer exists. That means a new style of leadership and strategy is required – one that embraces newly available technologies. The digital revolution has blurred the line between retailers and technology companies. Asos calls itself a technology company; Amazon provides cloud services and has won rights to broadcast live sport; and tech firm Apple is revered for its global retail store portfolio.

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M&S launches most digital marketing campaign to date including shoppable Instagram and Facebook


Following M&S’s success as one of the first retailers to utilise Shoppable Instagram, the team will continue to develop this channel through the campaign, using the highly popular channel to highlight Must-Have products – from the Must-Have satin blouse to the Must-Have checked blazer. The campaign will also use Shoppable Facebook with inspirational videos and clear links for customers to purchase. Read More

Merging online and offline - A rising key strategic move


Alibaba continues to expand its brick and mortar Hema supermarket format throughout China. The futuristic Hema stores employ the latest in mobile innovations, with customers using an app to scan products, get information, and pay for purchases. At select Hema stores, customers can even pay by scanning their faces at kiosks, according to a report by CNBC. Read More

Businesswire : According to a survey by visenze 70% would like to have shoppable digital content


ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced the findings of its recent study analyzing Gen Z and Millennial consumers’ attitudes towards emerging technologies and their impact on both in-store and online shopping experiences. For this study, ViSenze surveyed over 1,000 Gen Z and Millennial consumers in the US and UK, nearly half of which shop more than once a week online and 50-60 percent of which shop in-store more than one a week. Read More

Retailers Must Optimise Omnichannel; Mobile for Millennials says RetailTechNews


Almost two-thirds (62%) of respondents want visual search capabilities, enabling them to quickly discover and identify the products on their mobile devices that they’re inspired by and seek to purchase. Meanwhile, over 70% indicated that if all digital content were shoppable, their rate of online purchasing would increase.

While 57% of Millennials discover products on retailers’ websites, 60% of Gen Z discover products on social, highlighting the power of the direct-to-consumer relationships brands can build with their customers.

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Visenze among the "3 startups shaping AI in Southeast Asia"


Visenze got mentioned in the article by E27 Community titled "3 Startups shaping AI in southeast Asia". It briefly mention about the technological shift and discusses further about three players to watch for."Despite being much smaller than neighbouring markets in India and China, Southeast Asia has seen a significant rise in venture capital deals over the past few years. One of the more fascinating areas, Southeast Asia startups.."

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Entrepreneur Feature  - NUS Enterprise : An Interview with CEO of Visenze


In the August 4th week Block71 Singapore Entrepreneur Feature, CEO and Co-founder of Visenze, Oliver Tan got featured. He spoke in length about the product roadmap, the challenges he faces as the company is growing fast and memories of Block 71.

A Video of the Interview is also provided in the link.

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ViSenze Wins Business HR Award and Leading HR Practices Award in Employee Engagement, Alignment and Workplace Harmony


SINGAPORE CITY, SINGAPORE – August 16, 2018 – ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced it’s been honored as the winner of Singapore HR Awards’ 2018 Business HR Award (Fast Growing Company) in the Small-Medium Enterprise category. The company also received the Leading HR Practices Award in Employee Engagement, Alignment and Workplace Harmony. In its 13th year, the Singapore HR Awards.. Read More

ViSenze got mentioned in Forbes ; "singapore-a-global-hub-for-innovation" article


From the threat of trade wars to continued technological disruption, businesses and investors around the world are still coping with an uncertain and volatile landscape. On a brighter note, tensions on the Korean peninsula—the main source of geopolitical risk in the region—appears to have eased following the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held in Singapore in June. Meanwhile, the cyclical upswing in the global economy that began in 2016 continues to become broader and stronger. Read More

Singapore HR Awards 2018 : ViSenze bags the Business HR Award (Fast-growing)


The Singapore HR Awards 2018 celebrates the achievements and best practices of the human resource profession. ViSenze bagged the Business HR Award (Fast-Growing) and Employee Engagement, Alignment and Workplace Harmony award.  Read More

Energy News: Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market 2018 Introduction, Cost of Production Analysis, Raw Material Cost Analysis, Business Revenue and Forecast to 2022


ViSenze was analyzed as a key market player in the Energy News report, Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market 2018.

Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market report intends to provide factors influencing the Artificial Intelligence in Retail  and gain all possible information with respect to market.The Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market report offers detailed analysis of the market.The Report Covers cover different segment market size, both volume and value, industry segment, channel segment and plans.The analysis offers an detailed description of the key sections of the market...


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Vulcan Post: Stay In Singapore Or Work Overseas?


Co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence company ViSenze, Oliver is mentioned in the article as a veteran in the field after speaking at the#LearningIsTriggered, or LIT conference on July 10th. Read More

LabourBeat: Visual Shopping on the Go


ViSenze’s technologies help e-tailers tag their products with the relevant attributes in bulk through automation and image recognition, making image search and display of visually-similar products possible... Read More

TheStockAnalysis: Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market to 2025: Growth Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Types and Applications


ReportsWeb.com has published the new industry research of the “Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Size Status and Forecast 2025” The report focuses on Global major leading players... Read More

LianHe ZaoBao: Interview with Oliver Tan, Co-Founder and CEO at Visenze


Since its founding in 2012, ViSenze has already gained over 100 clients as well as a funding total of 19 million SGD; Tan discloses that ViSenze is an industry leader in providing Visual Search solutions, and has been able to maintain its position despite rising competition due to its advanced technology and efficiency. Given its established repute, Tan also expressed that ViSenze seeks to transform more retail e-commerce platforms into clients in the future... Read More

Reports Buzz report: Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Outlook


The research covers the current market size of the Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail market and its growth rates based on 5 year history data along with company profile of key players/manufacturers such as... Read More

The SV Startups 100: Collaboration between Japanese companies and Southeast Asia start-up seen from Singapore's start-up ecosystem


In addition to the government's power, Singapore has established a mechanism to create new technologies and entrepreneurs by cooperating with government, business and university... Read More

Forbes:The Cross-Pollination Of Visual And Data Science May Lead Retailers To Success


In 2018, we broke 4 billion users on the internet, with 3 billion users on social media. This means one thing -- a lotof data. This volume of time spent online has led to an influx of visual content (social media posts, online transaction info, web browsing history, etc.). And as visual content becomes the preferred method of consumption among consumers, more and more brands are relying on image-based content vs. text-based... Read More

TODAYonline: After partnering Visenze, Spree clinched the CXA Digital Innovator Award for being the first African online retailer to introduce an image-based search feature.


E-commerce across these three countries is expected to grow between 28 and 39 per cent annually, comparable to emerging Southeast Asia (25 per cent) and India (30-34 per cent).

Some Singapore companies have gained early success in Africa.

Visenze, an analytics company provides visual search solutions for South African fashion e-commerce website, Spree...

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Forbes:Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on tech & business.


Debating both sides of the issue, 13 members of Forbes Technology Council share some of the reasons why AI is either a detriment or a benefit to society. Here’s what they had to say: Read More

Baguete: Renner uses AI in image search


Renner has just added an image search tool in its e-commerce application, available for iOS and Android devices.The feature relies on the ViSenzeimage recognition system , Singapore startup invested by Rakuten and WI Harper. The company also serves names like Uniqlo, Zalora and Al Tayer... Read More

Speech by Minister for Communications and Information at Innovfest Unbound, Singapore


Our Accreditation@SG programme will continue to identify and support ambitious local enterprises that aim to reach into global markets.  The programme has benefited local AI solutions providers like Visenze, which today provides its computer visioning and deep learning AI engine to the likes of Rakuten and Uniqlo... Read More

Rethink Technology Research: ViSenze bets on vision trumping text for retail search


AI techniques have been applied to some degree in retailing for over a decade, but mostly for enhanced recommendations based on preferences, and in various trials designed to exploit emotion during selling. ViSenze, founded in 2012 and based in Singapore with $14 million funding so far, was one of the first start-ups to spot an opportunity applying AI based visual processing to product recommendation... Read More

Folha De S.Paulo: Smartphone camera gets new features and makes life easier for the elderly


Renner was the first Brazilian fashion ecommerce to implement image search in March. The technology is so new that only in the second half should the network evaluate the efficiency in terms of closing sales. The tool was built internally using technology from the foreign company ViSenze, incubated with resources from Japan's Rakuten... Read More

The Business Times:Singapore startups to gain faster access to India's startup ecosystem


Singapore startups which have successfully established in India include ViSenze, an artificial intelligence-based visual search and image recognition solutions provider. Their partnership with Indian fashion e-retailer Myntra has supported over six million Myntra users to navigate their store via image recognition... Read More

Highland Mirror: Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market 2018


According to a new research report titled Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Report published by Fior Markets, the market for Artificial Intelligence in Retail probably is likely to indicate adequate growth during the period of analysis. The report binds some factors that drive this growth as well as those who have a negative influence over it. Artificial Intelligence in Retail market research will help companies to obtain market information from various sources, and in multiple formats. Access to in-depth market trends helps companies to assess the market effectiveness... Read More

TechNode:ViSenze: The Mystery Assist behind Uniqlo


In the field of video security, there have been four artificial intelligence unicorn companies in the industry, such as contempt, Shang Tang, Yun Cong and Yi Tu. In the image search, Baidu, Sogou are integrated image search feature to its search engine, before the camera shopping features Jingdong, Taobao also has an associated fixed point Science and Technology also interviewed a number of similar start-up companies, including Bo cloud vision , Tulin Technology , photo purchase and so on. Today, we introduce another ViSenze, a startup that is trying to compete for the title of the unicorn in the field...

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WARC: Visual search promises 'visual commerce'


GLOBAL: Visual search is rapidly becoming a mainstream proposition among younger consumers, and while associated ad products are not keeping pace the longer term holds out the promise of “visual commerce”, according to a new WARC report. Read More

Data Science Central: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Retail Market to hit $8bn by 2024


The AI in retail market is driven by the increasing investments in it across the globe. The growing investment in the technology is attributed to the wide applications of the AI technology along with advanced analytics, machine learning. AI is set to unleash the next phase of the digital disruption and the market participants are preparing themselves for it...

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The Insight Partners: ViSenze was analyzed as a major AI market player in the Insight Partners report


Inception of exponential technologies such as sensors, robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence in the retail industry has enabled the retailers to enhance their interactions with consumers and transformed the way retail operations were performed. This change in the industry is prominently driven by the seismic shift in the shopping pattern of the consumers, and their preferences backed by demographic dividend across regions. Read More

EDB Singapore: ViSenze. AI image analysis service introduced by over 500 companies Ecosystem that creates startup from university.


The world's e-commerce market expanding every year. According to the announcement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the global e-commerce market is projected to reach $ 3.6 trillion in 2019 from 1.7 trillion dollars in 2015. Together with the elevated e-commerce market, Singapore's AI startup company ViSenze is gaining attention. More than 500 companies, including Rakuten, UNIQLO and ASOS, have introduced image analysis services of ViSenze, and more than 100 million product images have already been indexed.  Read More

Business Times: Latin America's digital economy beckons; will Singapore outfits go?


GETTING there can be a hassle - taking up to 24 hours by plane. Communication will be a bother - with most people there speaking only Portuguese or Spanish. But despite these challenges, the Latin American region is an increasingly important one for Singapore tech companies, The..

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Datamation Recognizes ViSenze Among Top 25 A.I. Companies in the World


AI has diversified into many, many uses and takes on a variety of different forms, from self-driving automobiles to operating Amazon’s Alexa via voice command to AI-powered server configurations. This is fueling both a massive amount of venture funding and acquisition. Almost as soon as a AI company emerges from stealth mode, it seems to be acquired. According to CB Insights, 115 of 120 AI companies that exited the market in 2017 did so by acquisition. Clearly, there is interest in artificial intelligence and its ability to improve the human experience, despite pushback from naysayers who warn of AI’s disruption.

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Alley Watch: Fashion Tech 101: Overview of B2B Company Types


Focusing on B2B companies or solutions, which help other businesses grow, make them more efficient and smart. They are usually even more innovative and technologically advanced start ups that truly build something that changes the industry at its core. I’m a strong believer that some of the B2B companies mentioned below will play a crucial role in changing the way the Industry will operate in years ahead. Read More

ViSenze Featured In The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q2 2018


These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

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ViSenze Identified As Key Market Player In The HTF Market Intelligence Report


Latest research study from HTF MI with title Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the market and contains Future trend, Current Growth Factors, attentive opinions, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry validated market data. Key Companies/players: IBM, Microsoft, Nvidia, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, SAP, Intel, Google, Salesforce & Visenze Read More

Business Wire: ViSenze Unveils Shoppable User Generated Content Powered by Computer Vision at Shoptalk 2018


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced Shoppable User Generated Content (UGC), a visual recognition tool that understands and tags user-generated content making items within images easy to discover, search and purchase. The company is now offering retailers and brands trials of the Shoppable UGC tool with a full rollout expected in Q3 2018 Read More

Opinion Investor: Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Size, Sales, Growth Drivers, Opportunities, Industry Trends and Forecast to 2022


On the basis on the end users/applications, Artificial Intelligence in Retail market report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, including: Predictive Merchandising, Programmatic Advertising, Market Forecasting, In-Store Visual Monitoring and Surveillance, Location-Based Marketing, Others.

Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Artificial Intelligence in Retail sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including: IBM, Microsoft, Nvidia, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, SAP, Intel, Google, Sentient Technologies, Salesforce, Visenze.

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Oliver Tan, ViSenze CEO and Co-Founder, named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 By Singapore Computer Society


SINGAPORE – March 9, 2018 – ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, announced that CEO and co-founder, Oliver Tan was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Singapore Computer Society. Oliver Tan received the esteemed award from Singapore Minister of Information and the Arts, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, at the 22nd annual IT Leader Awards gala, held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday, March 9, 2018 bringing together over 1,200 industry leaders, government officials, and Infocomm professionals. Read More

TVGuide: SuperSync Uses ViSenze To Power Next Gen Banner Ads


The team at SuperSync used this technology to build a banner with image-recognition capabilities to match photos from red carpet events or TV with dresses available on Very.co.uk, allowing users to actually buy what they see. This is made possible by using artificial intelligence software provided by ViSenze the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce. Read More

Engadget: ASOS Visual Search Tool Is Now Available To All Of Its Shoppers


Last August, retailer ASOS launched its Style Match tool in select markets. It lets users take a picture or upload an image -- whether it be a photo they've taken, a screenshot or something from a magazine -- and then search ASOS' products for clothing or accessories in that image. So for instance, if the shoes your favorite actor was wearing on their latest red carpet strike your fancy, you can take that image, tap the camera icon in the ASOS app search bar, upload the image, focus on the shoes and search.  Read More

Forbes: Singapore's Million-Dollar Investments Will Drive AI Growth In Southeast Asia


Fingerprint scanners and face-recognizing cameras will become more common sights throughout Singapore's businesses and public utilities, and major artificial intelligence companies kicking off operations in the country expect to bring their tech throughout the ASEAN region in the near future. Read More

Forbes: How Digital Convergence Changed Consumers


The advent and evolution of social media changed both legacy technologies and the way consumers use them. The camera, previously used to simply snap pictures or record videos for personal use, has become the lifeblood of every major digital platform. It now turns everyday users into content creators, allowing them to share visually-inspiring images with friends and followers across platforms. Social media has since become synonymous with visual content, and users now rely on those images to influence their lives and inform purchases.  Read More

USA Weekly: Interview with Oliver Tan, Co-Founder and CEO at ViSenze


Starting a business is a big achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many standard challenges that face every business whether they are large or small. It is not easy running a company, especially in a fast-paced, ever-changing business world. Technology advances, new hiring strategies, and now, political changes coming with the new administration, all add to the existing business challenges that entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives have to deal with.

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JRJ Finance: Artificial Intelligence opportunities in China


ViSenze CTO and Co-Founder, Dr. Guangda Li talks to JRJ Finance about ViSenze growth and the market for image recognition. Read More

The Insight Partners - Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market to Grow at a CAGR of 51.2% to 2025


Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market to Grow at a CAGR of 51.2% to 2025 – Focal Systems, Manthan Software Services, Plexure, Salesforce, ViSenze, Tata Consultancy Services, Sentient Technologies Holdings Read More

Tech Wire Asia: Technology M&A deals at all-time high – report


THIS past year has been extremely exciting for the technology industry. Whether you think of humanoid robots, autonomous vehicles, courier-drones, the technology landscape for business is changing rapidly. Startups and small businesses such as Taiger and Visenze created exciting solutions using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, while industry giants like Airbus and Amazon made excellent progress with urban projects that could transform cities overnight.

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Forbes: 14 Tech Leaders Share Their 2018 Goals To Improve Their Companies


The beginning of the year often means diving into New Year's Resolutions and working toward bettering yourself and your brand. But the path to improvement is rarely an easy one, especially in the tech industry, where companies of all sizes must adapt to rapidly evolving processes and standards. Read More

Great Owls - Interview with Oliver Tan


ViSenze combines machine learning and computer vision to create product search applications in retail. We enable product searches with what we call a shoppable lens that is designed specifically for a product search, without the use of keywords. Once this is embedded inside your phone, it becomes a shopping tool. When you fire up the camera lens, you can use it to find products from companies like Zara, Zalora, Uniqlo, and Amazon. This is what I call an omnipresent visual commerce experience.  Read More

Juniper Research - AI in Retail Report


Juniper’s AI in Retail research provides a detailed overview of how AI & machine learning approaches are being leveraged by retailers to improve the customer experience and their own profitability. The research analyses different use cases such as demand forecasting and personalisation in retail, with assessment of the opportunities available for retailers and technology providers. Read More

TG DAILY: Top 5 Companies in Al


As 2017 rolled by, Artificial Intelligence spawned its own separate niche in the tech arena, as money in the field started trickling into innovation. The exponential rise in investments from $589 million in 2012 to $5 billion in 2016 corroborates that change in the investor sentiment. "People are starting to kick the tires, looking to see how it can help their business and the bottom line," said David Schubmehl, the research director in AI for research firm IDC. "The return on investment evidence is not yet clear, but it's starting to happen." Read More

Forbes: How AI Will Help Online Apparel Retailers


Amazon’s shares jumped more than 2% thanks to the craziness of Black Friday sales. More stats for last year’s shopping trends will come. For instance, in 2016, it was revealed that over 154 million Americans shopped online over the long Thanksgiving weekend, and 99 million shoppers visited physical retail stores. The trend will grow as more than 65% of in-store shopping is due to the impression of seeing an item online.  Read More

Pagan Research - 20 Best Startups In Asia That Are Leading in AI/Machine Learning


Whether it’s in big data/analytics, fintech/banking, biotech/healthcare, e-commerce, marketing/advertising, or from customer service and support, AI is finding wider usage in our daily lives and more & more companies are founded that are utilizing AI as the core of the business. Read More

Straits Times - Singapore Tech Firms to Pilot Innovations in India


Singapore tech start-ups will have a much easier ride in India, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday. The deal will let Singaporean firms pilot innovations in India and acquire best practices from tech companies in what has become a thriving innovation centre.

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Forbes: AI In E-Commerce -- Predictions For 2018


2017 welcomed big developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technology. For example, companies like Pinterest, Google and Bing launched visual search capabilities, Amazon invested heavily in voice-activated systems like Echo and Facebook leveraged AI to detect mental illness.

While AI has worked its way into countless sectors bringing changes to our everyday lives, the online retail industry, in particular, has been significantly transformed by the adoption of these new capabilities.

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Pagan Research: ViSenze recognized as one of the best Singapore startups


ViSenze is an artificial intelligence startup that develops advanced visual search and image recognition solutions to help businesses in eCommerce, mCommerce and online advertising. Using R&D in machine learning and computer vision technology, ViSenze can recommend visually similar items to online shoppers, .. Read More

SPH Magazines Launches Snappar, a Visual Search and Shopping Application Powered by ViSenze


SINGAPORE - December 20, 2017 - SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, (SPH Magazines), today announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence company, ViSenze. Leveraging ViSenze’s AI powered Visual Commerce Platform, Snappar streamlines mobile shopping by making desired products easily searchable and available for purchase.

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ViSenze Brings Visual Commerce to Social Media and Instant Messaging Platforms, Chatbots, and More With Expanded Visual Search Offerings


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced the expansion of its Visual Commerce Platform, bringing the power of image recognition and visual search to partners outside of ecommerce. The platform can be easily integrated into a wide array of applications, including smartphone cameras, instant messaging channels, social media platforms, and more. The expansion creates a new avenue for monetization as partners can connect images to products sold online, increasing purchase opportunities and overall spend. Read More

Silicon Republic: 15 Super Singapore Start-ups To Watch In 2018


Singapore is the gateway to Asia’s bustling technology and financial scene, and home to a diverse and ambitious entrepreneurial community. A prime business destination, the Singapore economy is highly diversified but its biggest areas of growth are in finance, technology and telecoms. It is the chosen home of Facebook co-founder and billionaire Eduardo Saverin, and it boasts an eclectic array of start-up hubs, accelerators, meet-ups and venture capitalists.

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Forbes: AI Will Unlock The Value Of Mobile Images


Society is highly dependent on mobile devices, opening up many doors for retailers and brands to capitalize on the data their use offers. Consumers in the U.S. now spend an average of five hours a day on mobile devices, and advertisers are spending more than $70 billion in mobile advertising in order to reach them. Social media certainly plays one of the largest roleson mobile today, with about 2.5 billion people active on social platforms uploading and sharing images and videos daily.

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ABI Research Names ViSenze As A Hot Tech Innovator In Retail


Global retail is on a steady growth rate of +3-4% this year. This includes brick and mortar retail as well as E-commerce. E-commerce although only 8-10% of total retail is driving the overall growth for the industry. The E-commerce share will continue to rise and we expect it to reach 25% by 2025. Technology is driving these growth rates and making the shopping experience easier and quicker.  Read More

Singtel MyBusiness: How ViSenze brought Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the e-commerce market


Recent research by Google and state investor Temasek Holdings predicts that the value of e-commerce in Southeast Asia will rise from US$5.5 billion in 2015 to US$88 billion by 2025. Against this backdrop, being innovative in the e-commerce space makes perfect sense. Founded in 2012, Singaporean startup ViSenze does just that. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology – widely used in the transport, service and military sectors – to boost sales on e-commerce websites

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Inside Retail: Zalora Group offers visual search on apps


Online fashion destination Zalora Group has launched a visual search feature on its Android and iOS mobile apps. By clicking the search button, users can take a photo of their favourite clothing item or accessory and instantly see similar products available on the online fashion destination. It is a result of a partnership with artificial-intelligence company ViSenze, which specialises in visual commerce. 

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Marketsandmarkets Recognizes ViSenze As A Top AI Vendor In New Report


Among the technologies, the machine learning and deep learning segment is expected to have the largest market share during the forecast period. Organizations in the retail industry are using the machine learning and deep learning technology to offer a more personalized experience to the end-users as well as to provide an interactive environment to them. Furthermore, the rising technology adoption can be attributed to the need for streamlining retail operations, minimizing efforts, and increasing revenue for retailers. Read More

Straits Times: 10 Innovators, Disrupters Honoured


Ten leading innovators and disrupters were honoured in The Peak magazine's Power List 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore last night. Change was the theme of the night, and those honoured included Mr Wong Joo Seng, founder and chief executive officer of Spark Systems - a next-generation forex trading platform enabling faster and cheaper transactions - and scientist Rosemary Tan, who rolled out the world's first diagnostic kit capable of identifying seven tropical diseases from one blood sample.

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Oliver Tan, ViSenze CEO And Co-Founder Included In The Peak's 2017 Power List


In a scene from Minority Report, AI-powered billboards greet Tom Cruise’s character and pitch products to him as he walks past them. As he enters a clothing store, a bot recalls his purchase history and recommends similar pieces. While talking posters are not yet a reality, some semblance of such intuitive targeted advertising is already in motion. But few are aware that a Singapore start-up is behind this cutting-edge technology. Read More

MarketingDive: Facebook tops Pinterest, Instagram for last-click social commerce


The notion of social commerce is still relatively new for many marketers, but more platforms are expanding their capabilities to lessen the amount of friction between seeing an ad and buying something online. Last year, Facebook rolled out a person-to-person shopping feature called Marketplace, which pairs a user's location data with their interests to serve up potentially relevant products. Users can then purchase directly in-app, creating a more seamless experience, and the service was highlighted in the eMarketer report. Read More

10 Singapore Companies Also Located In The US That Are Making America Great Again


In October 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s working visit to the US received a rousing reception from President Trump and international attention for his views on America’s relationship with China. At their working luncheon, they announced SIA’s massive US$13.8 billion deal, which involved the purchase of 39 Boeing aircrafts. This massive deal bumped Singapore up the list and made us America’s 2nd largest Asian investor. Read More

ViSenze awarded second prize at the Asia Entrepreneurship Awards Japan


ViSenze won the 2nd prize at the Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017 organised by the University of Tokyo and Mitsui Fudosan. The annual event for which ViSenze was nominated by National University of Singapore to represent Singapore saw 21 amazing startups from different countries in Asia. ViSenze also took the Audience Award, which was polled by audience for the best presenter.

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Digamma.ai: CEO Q&A Series


1. How are you looking to fundamentally change the online shopping experience for both consumers and retailers through ViSenze?

Visenze’s mission is simple. We want to simplify the way people discover the visual world with a clear philosophy: “Search not by keyword but by image.” By this, we mean revolutionizing search not by processing standard metadata, but by processing pixels, images, frames and videos and extracting all of this intelligence to help shoppers find things that they want.

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TechInAsia: ViSenze selected as part of Unilever Foundry in Singapore


Unilever announced today that 30 startups will join its Foundry program in Singapore. The companies are in different stages in their growth, not just early-stage, and come from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and even Europe and the US. They were chosen because they operate in sectors that Unilever deems promising for the future. The sectors are retail, media and advertising, brand and content innovation, data insights and personalization, and sustainability and social impact.

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Online Sports Retailing Market and Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Projected to Witness a Ecological Development over 2022


“Global Online Sports Retailing Industry Size, Status and Forecast 2022” and “Global Artificial Intelligence in Retail Industry Size, Status and Forecast 2022” provides, wherever applicable and relevant, technical data of products, and sheds useful light on expected commercial production dates and current R&D status. This report will help the viewer in Better Decision Making. Read More

Research and Markets: Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market by Type


The global AI in retail market size is expected to grow from USD 993.6 million in 2017 to USD 5,034.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.3%. Increasing necessity for superior surveillance and monitoring at a physical store, growing awareness and application of AI in the retail industry, enhanced user-experience, improved productivity, Return on Investment (RoI), mainlining inventory accuracy, and supply chain optimization are some of the key factors fueling the growth of this market.  Read More

Business Insider: Facebook ranks highest for buying influence


Facebook was ranked as the most inspiring platform for a buying decision, according to a new study by ViSenze. Pinterest and Instagram followed Facebook, taking the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively. The report also found that consumers use social media frequently, with 44% of respondents using social media more than five times a day. Moreover, this use is translating into purchases; the report found that one-third of purchases begin on social media each month.

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Yahoo: 10 cool Artificial Intelligence startups in Asia that you should know


What will happen if Artificial Intelligence overpowers human intelligence? The answer to this question lies in how and where we use it. AI, whose full potential of is yet to be uncovered, is a double-edged sword: you can use it to improve the lives of the mankind while at the same time misuse it to unleash disaster on the world. Noted scientists like Stephen Hawking and geeks like Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates have already warned us of the risks posed by AI. But it seems there is no immediate threat in sight.

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eMarketer: What has been the effect of the visual web on ecommerce?


What has been the effect of the visual web on ecommerce? A recent survey of US consumers by ViSenze found that 75% were driven to purchase by images or video content online. The poll also found nearly half of consumers had viewed video content on a retailer site at some point during the path to purchase.  Read More

New Research from ViSenze Finds Three in Four Consumers Are Inspired to Make Purchases by Image and Video Content Seen Across Retail and Social Media Sites


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced the findings from its recent study analyzing how content across the visual web drives online shoppers to engage and purchase products. For this study, 2017 Visual Commerce Report: Retail, ViSenze surveyed over 1,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 18. Read More

ViSenze Awarded Accreditation From IMDA Singapore


Artificial Intelligence pioneer, ViSenze is now officially IMDA accredited. The accreditation program, originally launched in July 2014, identifies promising and innovative Singapore based technology companies who exhibit high growth. The accreditation helps establish credentials and position accredited companies as qualified contenders to government and large enterprise buyers.

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Huffington Post: The Hidden Market For Impulse Buying


Time and place are vital to attracting customers, but often that window is incredibly short. Gum sales are down nearly 20% in the last two years. Why? Because when we’re in line at the grocery store, we’re looking at our phone and not at the impulse buy opportunities around us. Or better yet, we’re having our groceries delivered. But as old opportunities fade, new opportunities are created. Customers are on their phone, everywhere, always. The new source of impulse buys is now mobile.

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IT Biz Advisor: Innovative Technology Enhances In-Store Experiences for Retailers

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The retail sector is struggling, and Wall Street has been betting against it. According to CNN Money, investors are shorting 15.6 percent of the retail stocks they purchase. They’re buying them, immediately selling them back and repurchasing them at lower prices. Some major retailers have lost as much as 90 percent of their market value over the past two to five years. Others are rethinking their brick-and-mortar footprints as online competitors — and sometimes their own online selling efforts — eat into in-store sales. Read More

CNBC: Using images as search queries the next online shopping step


In this interview with CNBC Squawk Box, Oliver Tan, ViSenze CEO and Co-Founder, explains how using images instead of keywords in online shopping helps consumers find products they are already inspired to buy, and leading online retailers such as Rakuten, Uniqlo and many more already provide this capability to shoppers by using ViSenze. Read More

Forbes: The Great Divide: Bridging Taxonomy To Deliver A Better UX


The internet enabled the search, discovery and purchase of products like never before. With a few taps of the keyboard, consumers were able to find practically anything (the stylish bag they admired on a stranger during their morning coffee run, a new accessory donned by their favorite Instagrammer, etc.). But as traditional search became de rigueur, time and accuracy emerged as new consumer demands. They didn’t just want to find what they sought; they wanted to find exactly what they were looking for right at that precise moment.

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Top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Companies to Look Out For


This visually-based artificial intelligence learns to recognize things that look similar to one another. In practical terms, it allows consumers on retail sites to compare features and prices of similar items, find alternatives for out-of-stock and unavailable items, and find items similar to those they see used by social media influencers. ViSenze can also automatically tag images. Read More

MCM: User-Generated Content Takes Visual Commerce Mainstream


The internet today looks nothing like what it did at inception thirty years ago; now, it’s a visually-fueled, mobile community of billions of people interacting with one another, sharing information about themselves and their opinions, and distributing content near and far. Social media platforms represent an inflection point in the internet’s evolution. 

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Forbes: How AI Can Improve The Customer Experience


Retailers’ No. 1 priority is providing customers with a good experience. And to do so, they’re constantly finding new ways to communicate with customers. These channels -- from social to email to chatbots -- are what ensure e-commerce remains more convenient, accessible and inspirational than traditional, in-store shopping. However, the technological aspect also removes face-to-face interactions, making it harder for brands to build deeper customer relationships upon which many well-known retailers were built. Read More

Interbrand brandchannel: Visual Search: 5 Questions With Oliver Tan


Combining AI and machine learning with computer vision, a number of innovative tech startups are creating and using new visual search solutions. ViSenze is one such company, and a leader in the category. Recently named a 2017 Interbrand Breakthrough Brand, we had the opportunity to ask ViSenze Co-Founder and CEO Oliver Tan (right) about how the company is solving consumer problems and more.

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Fibre2Fashion: Visual commerce enriches customer's buying experience


Being able to view the object while shopping online is extremely important for shoppers, and visual cues help them experience the product better. According to a recent study by Deloitte, 2.5 trillion images were shared in 2016. Online retailers today understand this trend as well as the limitations of text-based search; hence, visual commerce is becoming essential. Visual commerce can be a platform for multiple things. Read More

ViSenze wins inaugural leading HR practices award from Singapore HR Institute


ViSenze received the inaugural Leading HR Practices Award in Compensation and Benefits (Start-Up Category) from Singapore HR Institute (SHRI). The award is conferred on companies that have achieved industry leading practices in their HR and people management function. ViSenze's Total Rewards approach to Compensation and Benefits is recognized as a differentiator in the start-up space. Read More

Forbes: Google I/O aftermath - Which Technologies Are Generating The Most Excitement?


Last month, during the Google I/O 2017 event, Google talked about the new technologies it is working to develop, including a standalone VR system, Android integration into cars and enhancements to Gmail. One of the particularly exciting developments is Google's focus on AI. The company intends to create a shared platform for development, as well as tap into neural networks in order to iterate AI systems faster. Read More

ViSenze wins AI innovation award at CogX London 2017


ViSenze has won the best AI product in retail award at the inaugural AI Innovation Awards. The awards were founded by CognitionX, Market Intelligence for All Things AI, and recognise the best use of AI in specific industry sectors and technology domains, as well as applications in Social Good, Public Services and Ethics Leadership. The AI Innovation Awards were judged by a panel of experts from the advisory board of CognitionX, with entrants evaluated on their product idea, the team and the long term sustainable advantage of the product. Read More

Adweek: How social media contributed to the rise of fast fashion


When you look at how social media is a part of our lives today, it’s hard to recall life without it. Everywhere you go, someone around you is on their phone engaging with some sort of social platform. And while some people use social media to share content, some people just use social media to see what their friends are doing.

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Lighting & Decor: How visual search is changing retail


Sometimes, words fail us. Sometimes, they can’t fully contain what we want them to. This is especially true when it comes to online shopping — searching “polyester grey rug with abstract pattern and turquoise and yellow accents” might turn up some results, but will only get a customer so far. Enter visual search technology, which allows consumers to shop for items using images rather than text. We talked to visual search experts to find out more about its applications and implications for the future of retail. Here’s what you should know.

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VideoInk: Monetizing Video Puts More Food on the Table for Publishers


The table is set for publishers to derive new revenue from popular content formats and now it’s time to sit down and eat. What’s for dinner? Video. Why now? What has changed? Three trends are converging that make video content a potent opportunity: One, video content is quickly growing in popularity with consumers; two, consumers are buying more products online than ever before; and three.. Read More

eMarketer: ViSenze featured in Visual Commerce 2017 Report


Ecommerce is increasingly conducted using images, videos and augmented reality. This trend partly results from changing consumer behavior on mobile—where users prefer visual communication and visual media platforms—and improvements in computer vision driven by artificial intelligence. Read More

Interbrand names ViSenze as a 2017 Breakthrough brand

25 May 2017

Singapore’s ViSenze is like having a friend who can recommend the perfect item of clothing by looking over your shoulder while you browse. Using machine learning and computer vision technology, ViSenze can show you things you’re guaranteed to like—whether you’re browsing a store’s website or doing some virtual window shopping on social. Read More

YourStory: Is ‘visual commerce’ the future of e-commerce?


While e-commerce has brought about a paradigm shift in the way people shop for products, from browsing at offline bazaars to scrolling on online marketplaces, consumers are now overburdened with sifting through large amounts of products on different e-commerce platforms. Finding the specific product one is looking for is a complex process and could be as challenging as searching for a needle in a haystack. Read More

Analytics Magazine: 10 leading analytics solution providers in Singapore


Singapore’s government agencies are increasingly investing in data, infrastructure, and big data talents. Of late, the island country also undertook an initiative to form a consortium of researchers and think tanks to become the world’s first Smart Nation.  The move will improve the adoption of analytics in the country, and help the country transform public sectors such as transport, health, business productivity among other areas. Read More

New AI and data science initiatives to solve Singapore's grand challenges

4 May 2017

Artificial intelligence is the trending tech topic of the year and Singapore’s government doesn’t want to miss out. That’s the motivation behind AI.SG, a new initiative announced during the Innovfest Unbound conference by minister for communications and information, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim. It aims to bring together government agencies, universities and institutes, investors, industry people, and startups to advance AI research, development, and practical use in Singapore. Read More

Disruption: How to deal with it and is it really that disruptive?

2 May 2017

The Business Times posed four questions on disruption - a phenomenon through which new technologies can create economic displacement or opportunities for new economic sectors to emerge - to five industry leaders Read More

How Does A Machine Learn?

2 May 2017

The idea of machine learning sounds like a science fiction thriller or action movie where a computer takes over the world. It rarely goes well for the humans (remember I, Robot?). Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence, and if you ask a computer scientist, you will get a highly technical answer that involves algorithms, pixels and both supervised and unsupervised learning. Read More

End of Keywords, Enter Visual Search

1 May 2017

After years of R&D in artificial intelligence and machine learning by technology innovators, the first deployments of visual search are going live. And as applications of machine learning are growing more mature, fashion retailers are among the first to profit. Why now? Read More

Plugging into a Thriving Start-up Community

17 April 2017

The Business Times posed four questions on disruption - a phenomenon through which new technologies can create economic displacement or opportunities for new economic sectors to emerge - to five industry leaders Read More

How This Team Of Researchers And Engineers Are Bringing The Future Of Shopping To Life

20 April 2017

Many companies are working hard to help ease our transition from offline to online shopping. Singapore-based ViSenze, which builds visual search and image recognition software, is one of them. And they're making serious waves - some of their biggest clients include Uniqlo, Rakuten, Asos, and Lazada. Read More

Find Your Favorite Outfit on TV With a Click

15 March 2017

Have you ever been watching a show, seen a great outfit, and wished you knew where to buy it? ViSenze is making sure you never have that problem again. The company's A.I. platform analyzes images and videos, recognizes relevant products, and offers links to websites where they can be purchased. Oliver Tan, co-founder and CEO of ViSenze, discusses how computer vision techniques are being used to help upgrade your wardrobe. He speaks with Bloomberg North's Anthony Lacavera. Read More

PatSnap unveils its R&D center in Singapore to enhance its online platform

07 March 2017

PatSnap, an intellectual property (IP) startup which has its presence in Singapore, London, and China, has announced the launch of its new Research and Development center. Read More

ViSenze Releases Visual Commerce Platform for Digital Content Publishers and Brands

07 March 2017

NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company that develops breakthrough visual technology for e-commerce and digital businesses, today announced the availability of its Visual Commerce Platform. The solution, powered by the company’s proven visual intelligence technology, enables publishers to monetize their editorial image and video content while preserving the user experience. Read More

PatSnap launches R&D center in Singapore to boost patent intelligence tech

7 March 2017

Intellectual property (IP) intelligence startup PatSnap  is leveling up its Singapore presence with a new research and development center in 2017. The company first mentioned the center last November, when it raised an undisclosed amount of funding for its series C. Today it has made it official. Read More

1 in 3 Retail E-Commerce Transactions Involves 2 or More Devices

06 March 2017

Almost one-third of e-commerce transactions made during Q4 2016 used 2 or more devices from the first website visit to purchase, reports Criteo [download page], which analyzed more than 3,300 global online retail businesses. Regardless of the device that was used to complete a purchase, roughly one-third of transactions involved two or more devices. Read More

New Data Shows Importance of Artificial Intelligence for Better Shopping Experiences

22 February 2017

NEW YORK - ( BUSINESS WIRE ) - ViSenze , the artificial intelligence company that develops breakthrough visual technology for e-commerce and digital businesses, today released data on the rising demand for visual search and discovery capabilities. In 2016, ViSenze processed over 350 million image queries on shopping platforms around the globe - a 250 percent increase over 2015. This means nearly one million queries a day were generated by shoppers on shopping platforms around the world. Read More

ViSenze Sees Visual Search Growth In eCommerce

23 February 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important for eCommerce companies, according to new data from ViSenze. AI technology startup ViSenze creates digital image search solutions built on deep learning and computer vision capabilities. Founded in Singapore in 2012, the company’s solutions are used today by major digital retailers such as Rakuten and ASOS to simplify product searching for some 250 million daily active users. Read More

New Data Shows Importance of Artificial Intelligence for Better Shopping Experiences

16 February 2017

NEW YORK - ( BUSINESS WIRE ) - ViSenze , the artificial intelligence company that develops breakthrough visual technology for e-commerce and digital businesses, today released data on the rising demand for visual search and discovery capabilities. In 2016, ViSenze processed over 350 million image queries on shopping platforms around the globe - a 250 percent increase over 2015. This means nearly one million queries a day were generated by shoppers on shopping platforms around the world. Read More

10 Singapore tech startups to watch in 2017

30 January 2017

In an interview with Techseen , an investor had mentioned that the Singapore government is currently the largest supporter and enabler of the startup ecosystem. The country is rated No 1 globally in terms of ease of doing business, as well as No 1 in IP protection in Asia. The government is also the largest investor in the startup ecosystem as it provides numerous grants, direct and early stage fund investments through its National Research Foundation (NRF) (a department within the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore). With numerous startups progressively taking forward their businesses in Singapore, we bring you the 10 that you should watch in 2017 Read More

5 deep learning startups to follow in 2017

1 January 2017

If artificial intelligence (AI) hadn’t hit the mainstream before, it did this year. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai came through with the best sound bite, saying that the world is going from being “mobile-first” to “AI-first.” Read More

Outlook 2017: Five Singapore start-ups to watch

30 December 2016

Start-ups come and go, but a rare few manage to raise funds, scale up and could eventually become household names. Economics Correspondent Chia Yan Min identifies five under-the-radar young firms that you could be hearing a lot more about in the coming year. Read More

Don't you look smart: 45 Artificial Intelligence startups targeting retail in one infographic

21 September 2016

AI isn't all self-driving cars and chess-playing computers; there's an emerging market for AI use in e-commerce. Find out more with this infographic showing the wide array of AI startups focused on retailers and e-commerce businesses. Read More

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Companies

20 September 2016

Artificial intelligence companies are sprouting up all over, though AI itself is far from new. At its deepest sense, artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a very long time — its intellectual roots are found in Greek mythology . To be sure, artificial intelligence has come a long way recently, with rapid advancements ranging from virtual assistants (such as Apple’s Siri) to fraud detection, this emerging tech now plays a part in everyday life. Read More

15 Startups in Asia that caught our eye

18 September 2016

Here's Tech in Asia's newest round of the featured startups on their site this week. It includes ViSenze and Zebpay from Singapore, Notion Press from India, Zennya from the Philippines, and more. Read More

ViSenze, The Global Leader For AI Powered Visual Shopping, Raises USD 10.5 Million In Series B Funding

15 September 2016

ViSenze, the Artificial Intelligence company that develops breakthrough visual technology for e-commerce and digital businesses, announced today that it has successfully completed a USD 10.5 million Series B round. The financing will be used to invest further in the company’s proprietary image recognition technology, expand headcount and grow its international offices.

The funding was led by Rakuten Ventures, the venture capital arm of Internet giant Rakuten, and 2 co-lead investors: WI Harper Group - a leader in cross-border investment between United States and China, and Enspire Capital – a venture capital firm that focuses on early stage technology startups in United States and Asia.

Other participating investors include SPH Media Fund, the investment arm of media company - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), FengHe Fund Management - an Asian alternative asset management firm founded by Alibaba ex-CTO John Wu, Raffles Venture Partners, Phillip Private Equity, and UOB Venture Management.
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Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages Read More

Elevating online shopping experiences through machine learning

5 September 2016

Image recognition technology has been used by e-commerce businesses to elevate customer experiences. ViSenze, one of the technology firms applying visual anaytics and machine learning, has provided customer personalization solutions for the industry. Read More

Artificial Intelligence: Shaking things up in e-commerce

27 August 2016

Inspired by the growing trend on how AI capabilities and applications are attempting to solve real-world issues that e-commerce businesses are facing, this infographice mentions AI features that can help companies build unparalleled competitiveness in the market. Read More

Singapore's startup scene a big draw for wannabe China entrepreneurs

1 July 2016

ViSenze CTO and Co-Founder Li Guangda, who came to Singapore and earned his PhD at NUS, shares with Channel News Asia his take on building his own startup rather than joining big companies. Read More

ViSenze: Changing how the world shops online with image search

6 June 2016

Touted as one of the most promising tech startups in Asia, ViSenze has bagged several top accolades to date for its enterprising and innovative work in the field of search technology. In this article by IE Singapore, Oliver Tan, CEO and Co-Founder of ViSenze, shares the secrets to its success. Read More

'Shoppable Instagram' raises $1.6m seed round

19 May 2016

Goxip, an app that lets users follow celebrities and then helps identify the clothing and accessories they are wearing, has secured US$1.6m in its seed round. With money in the bank, the team enlisted the help of Singaporean startup ViSenze to help with the machine learning and image recognition that help powers Goxip's discovery mechanism. Read More

Ladies, break the gender stereotype in software engineering!

12 April 2016

The figures on female representation in engineering are clear and disconcerting. To explore and shed light on the topic of gender disparity in the field of software engineering, a number of software engineers in visual tech company ViSenze (both male and female) gave their inputs and spoke about their experiences in this male-dominated industry. Read More

What is deep learning and how is it useful?

1 April 2016

In this article published on Forbes, the writer explores the potential uses of deep learning for real-world applications. ViSenze, one of the companies that are doing interesting things with deep learning systems, develops commercial applications that use deep learning networks to power image recognition and tagging. Read More

Is this year the internet finally learns to see?

14 March 2016

The web has become increasingly visual, and tech has not fully kept up: the internet can read, but it can't see. In 2016, that will change. Oliver Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of ViSenze, covers the impressive strides and improvements in image recognition and visual search technology in this article. Read More

MasterCard invites APAC startups to join Start Path programme

11 March 2016

The MasterCard Start Path Global programme has seen success in the Asia Pacific region and is intensifying its search regionally as a continuing reminder of the innovation potential of the area. Currently, the program is working closely with startups such as Japan-based Moneytree and ViSenze from Singapore. Read More

Bloomberg and Samsung among the corporates betting big on AI startups

12 February 2016

VC-backed artificial intelligence startups, which have seen a sevenfold increase in funding since 2010, have also seen corporations take a greater interest. More than 45 corporations and corporate venture capital firms have invested in artificial intelligence startups since 2010. The venture captial arm of Japan's internet services company, Rakuten, invested in visual technology startup ViSenze and Seattle-based Algorithmia. Read More

Why Flipkart, Craftsvilla and others are banking big on image search

8 February 2016

More and more e-commerce and fashion sites are introducing visual or image search. Flipkart introduced the feature last year - powered by Singapore-based visual technology company ViSenze - and Abof, the online fashion portal of the Aditya Birla Group, moved into this territory recently. Online marketplace for ethnic products, Craftsvilla, and fashion e-portal Myntra are also working to get this feature in their apps soon. Read More

ViSenze brings visual search to a whole new level with breakthrough technology that intelligently detects and identifies objects in images

28 January 2016

A pioneer in machine intelligence, ViSenze has launched the most advanced SaaS visual search technology by enhancing it with a new Automatic Object Recognition feature. It enables detection and classification of products in images, making the process of searching using images easier and faster for end consumers. Read More

Rakuten Ventures launches $84M fund just for Japanese startups

28 January 2016

Rakuten Ventures, the investment arm of one of Japan's largest Internet companies, has launched a 10 billion yen ($84 million) fund dedicated to the country's startups. Since its inception in 2013, Rakuten Ventures invested in startups from Singapore (such as ViSenze), South Korea, the United States, and India. ViSenze, whose clients include Flipkart, contributes to Rakuten Ventures' existing diverse portfolio in  deep and beneficial ways. Read More

Visual search start-ups are getting vital in e-commerce

27 January 2016

Visual search start-ups help companies enable their users to discover products online, based on photos of objects in the real world. With e-commerce booming in India, Singapore-based ViSenze, whose visual search offering is used by companies like Flipkart, helps their users with product browsing and discovery. Read More

Search and you will find

25 January 2016

Singapore-based start-up ViSenze has devised a solution through its visual search and recognition technology that understands objects to find the best matching products on online shopping websites. Its technology takes away the hassle of keyword guessing to solve this difficult real world problem for e-commerce shoppers. Read More

The story behind the attractive images of Flipkart’s catalogue

15 January 2016

A leading e-commerce platform in India, Flipkart uses bright, colorful images to personalize a customer experience. Consumers no longe have to go through hundreds of images to find exactly what they want. Just upload a picture of the product and it will be retrieved from the Flipkart's database, thanks to visual technology provider ViSenze. Read More

Visual search just got smarter: Introducing our Automatic Object Recognition feature

12 January 2016

The visual search experience has gotten even more streamlined, intuitive and easier. With our newly launched Automatic Object Recognition feature, end users no longer have to crop an image query to focus on an item within the image, or manually select the product category in which to search. Read More

GuangDa Li, Co-Founder and CTO - ViSenze on enabling search without keywords

4 January 2016

ViSenze Co-Founder and CTO GuangDa Li shares his entrepreneurial journey and experience in building ViSenze from the ground up in this interview. Read More

ViSenze partners with online jewelry store BlueStone to launch visual search on platform

23 December 2015

BlueStone, a jewelry e-commerce platform based in Bangalore, has rolled out the Find Similar function on their webstore, powered by ViSenze visual technology, to improve product discovery experiences for their users. Read More

Google Cloud Vision API and its impact on the image recognition industry

4 December 2015

Following Google's launch of its Cloud Vision API, Kaptur magazine interviews Guangda Li, Co-Founder and CTO at ViSenze, to find out more about its effects on the image recognition industry. Read More

ViSenze takes Gold Award at the 4th ASEAN ICT Awards 2015

3 December 2015

ViSenze, a pioneer in visual search and image recognition technology, took the coveted Gold Award (Private Sector category) at the ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) 2015 ceremony held on 26 November 2015 in Danang city, Vietnam. Read More

Speech by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Trade & Industry, at the launch of TechSG

26 November 2015

At the launch of TechSG, Parl Sec Low Yen Ling spoke about entrepreneurship in Singapore, building a vibrant ecosystem, and creating opportunities for Singapore start-ups to collaborate with MNCs - specifically mentioning the joint collaboration between ViSenze and Rakuten Taiwan. Read More

ViSenze announces strategic expansion into the US with new office and key hires

25 November 2015

ViSenze, a leading machine intelligence company offering visual search and image recognition solutions, has established a presence in San Francisco and made key appointments on both the East and West coasts to lead sales and customer service efforts in North America. Read More

Retailer gets help from start-ups to manage sales and inventory

4 November 2015

This initiative is part of a DBS Bank program that connects small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups with experts in various fields. ViSenze has been challenged to come up with a solution for Chateau de Sable, a fast-growing Singapore children's clothing label that has problems with inventory and data management. Read More

ViSenze Chief Scientist wins prestigious ACM SIGMM Award

30 October 2015

The prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is given in recognition of Prof. Chua Tat-Seng's pioneering contributions to the field. Read More

I am Guangda, CTO of ViSenze, Ask Me Anything

29 October 2015

Our CTO and Co-Founder, Guangda, hosted a Reddit AMA session on deep learning and computer vision for developing visual search and image recognition technology. Read More

Lost and Founded Series - Oliver Tan

22 October 2015

In this interview with DBS BusinessClass for their Lost & Founded: Untold Entrepreneur Stories, Oliver Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of ViSenze, believes that it doesn't matter if you're a predator or the prey, you just got to keep running. Read More

ViSenze partners with social shopping platform Comb to launch visual search on mobile app

10 October 2015

Comb, a social shopping platform curated by a global community, started rolling out mobile visual search powered by ViSenze to improve product search and discovery experiences on their mobile app. Read More

ViSenze wins Most Promising Startup Award at Emerging Enterprise 2015

25 September 2015

With heavy R&D in machine intelligence and new business milestones like acquiring e-commerce giant Flipkart as customer and launching automated product tagging, ViSenze was awarded as Most Promising Startup at the Emerging Enterprise 2015 Gala Dinner held in Singapore. Read More

ViSenze partners with Lazada to bring visual search technology to consumer marketplace app

20 August 2015

Founded by Rocket Internet in 2011 with the goal of being "the Amazon.com of Southeast Asia", Lazada started rolling out visual search, powered by ViSenze on its mobile app. Lazada also uses ViSenze's image recognition technology to carry out attribute extration and product tagging. Read More

ViSenze at eTail East: Transforming retail with innovation

13 August 2015

We at ViSenze are excited to be able to contribute to conversations on technological innovations that can greatly improve the retail experience for consumers, how to personalize the customer journey, online marketing and many more at eTail East, held in Boston from 10-13 August 2015. Read More

ViSenze partners with Flipkart to bring image search to mobile shoppers in India

2 July 2015

India's largest online marketplace, Flipkart, started rolling out image search on its mobile app to revolutionize the shopping experience, using ViSenze technology for visual search and image recognition. Read More

ViSenze opens up free trial and demo to the public

1 July 2015

ViSenze now allows public access to its visual search technology via free trial accounts and its demo page. Anyone can sign up for an account to test and asses the technology on their own image database. Read More

Making visual search a fashionable way to look for products

25 June 2015

ViSenze CEO and Co-Founder Oliver Tan demonstrates and explains how visual search works better, faster, and is more efficient than using keywords while looking for fashionwear online. Read More

ViSenze's Chief Scientist gives keynote speech at ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval

25 June 2015

In a keynote speech that took place at the ACM Internationl Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2015) in Shanghai earlier on this year, one of our Co-Founders, Professor Chua Tat-Seng, shared his thoughts on using multimedia retrieval to tackle real-life problems. Read More

ViSenze's CEO Oliver Tan shares his thoughts on e-commerce in SEA at Echelon 2015

16 June 2015

At the Echelon Asia Summit 2015, tech leaders spoke on a panel exploring the evolution of e-commerce, the opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia, key trends and innovations and much more. Read More

ViSenze participates in CommunicAsia 2015, conducts "The Dress Challenge" experiment

2 June 2015

Besides presenting our visual technological solutions that will propel Singapore towards its Smart National goal, we challenged visitors to find a dress using keywords search vs. visual search during this event. Read More

10 Questions to a founder: ViSenze

11 May 2015

By answering two questions – what is in the image and where can I buy it- Singapore-based ViSenze, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, wants to add value to shoppers. While not the only company trailblazing in that space, it is certainly one of the most interesting and promising. Read More

ViSenze showcases innovative visual technology at InnovFest Unbound 2015

29 April 2015

InnovFest Unbound is Asia's most exciting innovation conference connecting entrepreneurs and influencers from Asia with their global counterparts. The two day innovation festival connects brands and global corporations with disruptive technology and creative insights to fuel innovation and growth. Read More

ViSenze named amongst Singapore's 20 hottest startups 2015 by Singapore Business Review

20 March 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Singapore Business Review brings you 20 of the city's hottest startups worth watching over the next months. ViSenze, among others, have made this list. Read More

ViSenze with other cool startups at SXSW 2015, showcasing Singapore's best innovations

12 March 2015

ViSenze is one of the thirteen quality, innovation-driven Singapore-based tech start-ups that Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the venture capital arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), is leading to represent Singapore at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show in Austin, Texas from 15-18 March this year. Read More

ViSenze contributes API in the Smart Nation Hackathon Event

12 March 2015

ViSenze is excited to be opening up our APIs at the Smart Nation API coLAB, organized jointly by Padang & Co and DEXTRA. Read More

A milestone year for Singapore's ViSenze

28 November 2014

It’s turning out to be a good year for ViSenze, a visual recognition solutions startup founded in Singapore as a technology spin-off from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2012. Read More

ViSenze wins prestigious National Infocomm Award 2014

24 November 2014

ViSenze is named a winner for the Category of Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Solution for its visual search technology, which is evaluated based on the product's innovativeness, use of advanced technology, ease of use, market presence, business impact and relevance to Singapore's Smart Nation vision. Read More

ViSenze wins 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

24 November 2014

ViSenze has been selected as a winner for Red Herring 2014 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. Read More

ViSenze's CTO Li Guangda makes EmTech Singapore's 10 Innovators Under 35 regional list

19 November 2014

Our CTO Guangda has been chosen as one of the Top 10 outstanding innovators in the region for EmTech Singapore's Innovators under 35 regional list. Read More

Techventure 2014: Shopping for the next big idea

17 November 2014

ViSenze participated alongside 120 other exhibitors from Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Chile, Thailand and the US to showcase their innovations at Techventure 2014. Read More

Disrupt: Entrepreneurship a brutal journey indeed

25 September 2014

ViSenze CEO and Co-Founder Oliver Tan was part of the panel discussion organized by Digital News Asia (DNA) and the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM). “Entrepreneurship is a brutal business,” he said at the panel which had as its theme 'Meet the Disruptors.' Read More

Innovate Forum highlights technology, entrepreneurship

17 September 2014

Technology and entrepreneurship took centre stage at the Innovate Forums yesterday. One of the speakers featured was the CEO of Singapore-based ViSenze, Oliver Tan, who provided insights on his company’s cloud-based visual search tool which can add image recognition features for e-commerce and contextual advertising. Read More

ViSenze wins 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

29 August 2014

National University of Singapore (NUS) technology spin-off, ViSenze, is gaining rapid international recognition by winning a place on the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from Asia. Read More