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The Image Conscious Shopper

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eBay is full of random plaid handbags and infinite variations on egg chairs, but typing “plaid handbag” or “egg chair” into its search bar might not get you the exact color combination or shape you need to match your preppy get-up or Danish-modern living room. That’s why the auction site, which has been stepping up its AI game lately, has introduced a new computer vision-powered search feature that helps shoppers there instantly cut to the aesthetic chase. Just drag and drop a picture of the specific plaid handbag or egg chair that you like into eBay’s search bar, and the new image search feature will spit back other items for sale on the site that look the same—no keywords necessary.

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