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AI Weekly: Fiverr, PayPal, Alibaba Cloud and more

Welcome to AI Weekly, where we delve into the cutting-edge and ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence and bring you concise yet comprehensive summaries of the most exciting AI developments. 

Fiverr Introduces AI-Powered Homepage and Ratings System for Freelancers 

In its latest product release, Fiverr has incorporated artificial intelligence (AI) into its homepage to enhance access to freelance services for businesses. Alongside this, a new ratings, review, and leveling system has been introduced, empowering freelancers with valuable data, feedback, and tools to refine their skills and services. This innovative approach aims to provide freelancers with insights into client relationships, a unique feature seldom found offline.

Opera to Launch AI-Driven Browser for iOS in Europe 

Opera has announced the upcoming launch of a new AI-powered browser specifically designed for iOS users in Europe. This development comes in response to Apple’s decision to allow alternative browser engines on iOS, following the requirements of the European Digital Markets Act (DMA). The change will enable developers to offer browsers not reliant on the WebKit browser engine.

PayPal Unveils AI-Driven Products and One-Click Checkout Feature 

PayPal has introduced cutting-edge artificial intelligence-driven products and a streamlined one-click checkout feature. These initiatives represent the company’s strategic move to harness the growing enthusiasm for AI in the market. A notable feature includes a platform leveraging AI to help merchants reach new customers based on their past shopping history, utilizing data from approximately half a trillion dollars’ worth of global transactions processed by PayPal.

Apple Progresses in AI-Powered Siri and Messages Features for iOS 18 

Apple is actively working on significant artificial intelligence features for iOS 18, incorporating OpenAI’s ChatGPT API for internal testing to develop proprietary AI models. The latest beta of iOS 17.4 unveils a new SiriSummarization framework, integrating AI into the Messages app for functions such as summarization and auto-completion. It appears Apple is collaborating with OpenAI’s ChatGPT API for internal testing of these AI features.

Alibaba Cloud Launches AI and Big Data Products for Global Markets 

Alibaba Cloud showcased a range of AI computing and big data products during its AI and Big Data Summit in Singapore on January 30. Designed for international markets, these innovations support AI-driven digital transformation globally. The offerings include a serverless AI service platform and big data products leveraging vector engine technology. Additionally, Alibaba Cloud introduced the overseas launch of PAI-QuickStart, enabling the entire AI modeling process without code through the use of open-source models.

SevenRooms Expands AI-Powered Personalized Messaging Capabilities 

SevenRooms, a leading platform in the hospitality industry, has announced the acquisition of HeyPluto, an AI SMS marketing platform. This move enhances SevenRooms’ capabilities to build and maintain authentic and mutually beneficial relationships between hospitality and consumer brands and their customers.

Vanta Unveils New Enterprise Offerings with NIST AI Risk Management Framework 

Vanta has unveiled the NIST AI Risk Management Framework (RMF) as a product, allowing customers to centralize their AI risk management workflows. The beta release, scheduled for February 2024, aligns with the increasing use of AI and large language models in 2024. Vanta aims to assist customers in managing associated risks and demonstrating effective risk management to stakeholders. The framework was initially introduced at VantaCon in December 2023.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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