Tech Blog Archive

AI in Features

Introducing Shop the look: eBay curating personalized outfits with AI

Powered by eBay.ai, fashion enthusiasts can now try a more personalized and exciting shopping experience.

By: Raul Romero
AI in Features

eBay's Responsible AI Principles

We've adopted five guiding principles for the responsible use and development of AI.

By: Lauren Wilcox
Developer Productivity in Features

Cutting Through the Noise: Three Things We've Learned About Generative AI and Developer Productivity

Learn how eBay is deploying AI at scale to unlock employee productivity.

By: Senthil Padmanabhan
AI in Features

Podcast: Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov on AI, the Future of Shopping Online, and the Value of Building In-House

Hear from eBay's Chief AI Officer on a recent episode of the Bloomberg Intelligence podcast 'Tech Disruptors.'

By: eBay News Team
Machine Learning in Features

Meet the Winners of the 5th eBay University Machine Learning Challenge

Members of the winning team, NullPointer, will join eBay for a 2024 summer internship.

By: eBay News Team
AI in Features

Lauren Wilcox Named 2023 ACM Distinguished Member

eBay's Lauren Wilcox named 2023 ACM Distinguished Member for contributions to responsible AI and human-centered computing.

By: eBay News Team
Automation in Product

New Social Caption Generator Uses AI to Help Sellers Post More Easily

eBay sellers now have a new tool to make social sharing easier, all powered by AI.

By: eBay News Team
Accessibility in Engineering

Introducing an Accessibility Linter for Marko: Shortening the Accessibility Testing Pipeline

Our goal: Help developers create better code, more efficiently, while maintaining accessibility for all.

By: Luke LaValva
Big Data in Engineering

How We Export Billion-Scale Graphs on Transactional Graph Databases

By leveraging Apache Spark, eBay Graph Database can export a graph with billions of vertices and edges.

By: Hongjiang Zhang, Jun Li, Hieu Nguyen and Flora Zhang
Machine Learning in Product

eBay’s first Chief AI Officer Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov Recognized in Insider’s AI 100 List

Nitzan’s work ensures that eBay can magically and responsibly deliver AI-powered experiences.

By: eBay News Team
Machine Learning in Product

eBay Exec on How Artificial Intelligence Will Bring a ‘Paradigm Shift’ to Ecommerce

Chief AI Officer Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov predicts how AI will transform the online shopping experience.

By: eBay News Team
Machine Learning in Engineering

Evolving Recommendations: A Personalized User-Based Ranking Model

We developed a ranking model to generate personalized recommendations that optimally ranks hundreds of candidate recommendations by considering a user’s shopping experience as well as platform performance objectives.

By: Yingji Pan, Bing Zhou and Yuri M. Brovman
Recommender Systems in Engineering

Beyond Words: How Multimodal Embeddings Elevate eBay's Product Recommendations

By integrating information from different modalities of eBay listings such as titles and images, we greatly improved the buyer experience and relevance of the recommended items on eBay’s listing pages.

By: Shibo Song, Lili Weng and Shawn Zhou
Security in Features

eBay’s Commitment to Responsible AI: Q&A With Dr. Anna Zeiter, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel for Privacy, Data & AI

Why eBay sees responsible AI as a priority that can’t wait.

By: Dr. Anna Zeiter
User Experience in Features

‘Magical’ Listing Tool Harnesses the Power of AI to Make Selling on eBay Faster, Easier, and More Accurate

eBay’s new magical listing tool uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate details about listings from images. Sellers can list items with ease, and buyers can access more information about potential purchases.

By: eBay News Team
User Experience in Engineering

eBay Execs Talk Generative AI and Computer Vision at VentureBeat Transform Conference

Chief AI Officer Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov and Vice President of Seller Experience Xiaodi Zhang shared how AI will make life easier for sellers, buyers and employees.

By: Dan Nosowitz
Mobile in Features

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of eBay’s Mobile App

There was, unbelievably, a time before apps.

By: Wyatt Webb, Director of Mobile Architecture
Machine Learning in Engineering

eBay Chief Technology Officer Mazen Rawashdeh Talks AI, Embracing Tech Disruption on Bloomberg Podcast

Mazen shared his perspective on emerging technology trends and how eBay is embracing the disruption, bringing new customer experiences powered by AI to the marketplace.

By: Dan Nosowitz
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay’s Common Automation Solution for Platform Evolution

Here at eBay, we’ve crafted a brand new approach to automate platform evolution for all applications — one that provides a repeatable and reusable infrastructure to streamline evolution.

By: Paul Zhang and Tao Jin
Machine Learning in Engineering

eBay’s Blazingly Fast Billion-Scale Vector Similarity Engine

The Similarity Engine's use cases include item-to-item similarity for text and image modality and user-to-item personalized recommendations based on a user’s historical behavior data.

By: Santosh Shahane, Kui Yang, Leonard Dahlmann, Amarendra Belineni, Yan Sun, Shrivatsan Navalpakkam Rajagopalan and Pavel Petrushkov