Friday November 25, 2016

Deep Learning Startup Makes Gift Giving Smarter

The brother-in-law with the personality of a doorknob. The teenager who lives to text. The person who already seems to have it all. There’s always at least one on everybody’s holiday shopping list: the person who’s impossible to buy for. Now, GPU-accelerated deep learning promises to wrap up gift-giving faster than the time it takes to drive to the mall. ebo box, a San Jose-based startup, says it can help find gifts for even the most perplexing recipients by learning about the gift-givers and recipients, and combining that with data it’s collected about general user preferences in the market. The company calls it "smart gifting."