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January 24, 2023 10:00 pm

Demand For AI Skills On the Rise As Fiverr Searches Spike For Freelancers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: With all the hype and excitement surrounding generative AI technologies, there has been a corresponding growth in the interest that businesses have in using artificial intelligence (AI). While there is lots of interest in figuring out how to use AI to help a business, finding the right people to help an organization use AI effectively isn't necessarily an easy task. It's an area that has led to a surge of interest on freelance marketplace Fiverr, with a 1,400% increase in searches for AI-related services over the last six months. Organizations are looking for individuals that are able to help them take advantage of all manner of AI technologies, including generative AI capabilities for image and text generation that can help to improve marketing, sales and business operations. Fiverr has a history of helping organizations fill talent needs, growing strongly during the pandemic as demand for freelance remote skills accelerated. Fiverr is now turning its attention to AI, today introducing a series of new categories to its freelance marketplace to help businesses find the talent they need to benefit from the power that AI can bring. "We've seen a trend of increasing searches for AI-related services," Yoav Hornung, head of verticals and innovation at Fiverr, told VentureBeat. "We've also started seeing more freelancers creating offerings that are related to the world of generative AI, for the most recent tools like ChatGPT, GPT-3, Midjourney, Dall-E and Stable Diffusion." Hornung explained that Fiverr creates new categories on its service as a way to help both organizations and freelancers connect. It's an approach that isn't just about providing a specific category, but also about providing the right structure to help a company make a request to bring in the right skills to achieve a business outcome. For generative AI, there has been growing demand for AI artists that are skilled in the use of the various tools that exist. Hornung said that Fiverr has also seen a surge in companies trying to use or create products that use generative AI engines. To that end, he said companies have been looking for skilled freelancers that can help them build AI-powered applications as well. [...] The explosion in the use of generative AI tools for text generation has also led to a new demand for freelancers to help organizations with proofreading as well as fact checking. "Up until now, proofreading an article was one thing and today, proofreading or editing an article that was generated by AI is different," Hornung said.

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