As major tech players like Alphabet and Microsoft increasingly integrate artificial intelligence into their operations, there’s growing belief among top entrepreneurs that Perplexity AI could potentially rival Google as the go-to search engine for millions.
Perplexity AI, an AI-powered search engine, is gaining traction in the AI space and remains undeterred by its primary competitors, Google and ChatGPT. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has now thrown his support behind Perplexity instead of Google.
Tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa recently took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to praise the progress made by Perplexity and its Indian-origin co-founder and CEO, Aravind Srinivas. Wadhwa cautioned the young entrepreneur against selling to Google, emphasizing that Perplexity AI embodies the qualities that Google should have offered— an ad-free interface with straightforward answers and citations.
I've stopped using Google after @vijayshekhar recommended @perplexity_ai.— Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) January 25, 2024
It is everything Google and ChatGPT should have been: ad-free search with straight answers and citations+no hallucination@AravSrinivas please don't sell to Google when they offer you $20 billion or more
Wadhwa’s tweet highlighted Perplexity AI as an ad-free search engine delivering concise answers, a feature lacking in Google’s sprawling search results. He noted his shift from Google to Perplexity AI following Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s recommendation.
In a recent interview with Hindu Businessline, Perplexity AI CEO Aravind Srinivas expressed confidence in the future of his search engine. He emphasized that Perplexity is not merely capitalizing on Google’s lack of interest or competence in competing with them.
So, how does Perplexity AI function?
Perplexity AI sets itself apart from Google and ChatGPT by providing direct, to-the-point answers powered by GPT-3.5. Unlike Google’s extensive list of web pages, Perplexity presents straightforward answers to search queries, creating a more efficient search experience. Moreover, the absence of advertisements distinguishes Perplexity from its competitors.
While Perplexity offers a free search experience, users can opt for a Pro Perplexity account starting at $20 per month, which provides access to enhanced AI models and faster search capabilities.
As Perplexity AI gains momentum, its unique approach to web search and endorsement from prominent figures like Vijay Shekhar Sharma position it as a formidable challenger to established players like Google in the search engine arena.