The perfect camouflage… or is this £370 knit just for knits? Fashion Company Claims Their Clothes Can Hide You From Security Cameras By Making Them Think You’re An Animal
- Italian startup Cap-able said it was a “portable algorithm to protect our identity”
- The company uses a technological system that transposes images onto knitted fabric
An Italian fashion tech startup has launched a new line of knitwear it claims can hide you from surveillance cameras by tricking AI into thinking you’re an animal.
Cap-able describes its Manifesto collection as a “portable algorithm to protect our identity”.
The clothes are priced at £252 for t-shirts, £370 for jumpers and £245 for joggers.
The company uses a technological system capable of transposing images, called adversarial patches, onto a knitted fabric that can be used to fool people detectors in real time.
Cap-able describes its Manifesto collection as a “portable algorithm to protect our identity”
The company uses a technology system capable of transposing images, called adversarial patches, onto a knitted fabric that can be used to fool people detectors in real time.
Wearing one of the items with the woven contradictory image can protect a person’s facial biometric data. This means that it will either be undetectable or associated with the wrong category such as animals, including dogs, zebras or giraffes.
Cap-able said the aim of the Manifesto collection is to raise awareness of the right to privacy and the protection of biometric data, which they believe is an often underrepresented issue, although it affects the majority. citizens of the world.
Cap-able CEO Rachele Didero said, “Choosing what to wear is the first act of communication we take, every day. A choice that can be the vehicle of our values.
‘In a world where data is the new oil, Cap-able tackles the issue of privacy, opening up the discussion on the importance of protecting against the misuse of biometric recognition cameras: an issue that has become increasingly present in our daily lives, involving citizens around the world and which, if neglected, could freeze the rights of the individual, including freedom of expression, association and free movement in spaces public.
The clothes went on sale at £252 for a t-shirt, with jumpers at £370 and joggers available for £245
Wearing one of the items with the woven contradictory image may protect a person’s facial biometric data, which will not be detectable or will be associated with an incorrect category such as animals
Until now, conflicting patches were only printed.
Cap-able’s patented method allows the company to embed the algorithm into texture so that garments fit snugly and effectively.
Cap-able claims the fabric was tested with YOLO, the most common and fastest real-time object detection system.
Federica Busani, co-founder, said, “Cap-able aims to change the way people look at the clothes and accessories they wear by bringing a completely new and deeper attitude to the fashion industry.
“Cap-able wants to find new solutions and new fields of application of technology, to make people think about an urgent problem that is too often underestimated.