Claude 3, Perplexity and the Future of Search Engines, Lesson 19

Perplexity is like a cool kid at the back of the class, mixing humor and wisdom like a DJ at a party. It’s the Sherlock Holmes of AI, solving mysteries and giving the inside scoop. And it’s also like a GPS, guiding you through the tangled web of information. In short, it’s the real deal. 🎩🔍

In this video, the hosts discuss Perplexity and its impact on the future of search engines. They talk about the startup that raised $73 million from investors, including Jeff Bezos, and is valued at $520 million. Perplexity aims to expand into open-source language models and provide access to sources and citations. The hosts also test Perplexity’s capabilities by asking it various questions and analyzing its responses. They compare Perplexity to other search engines and discuss its strengths and weaknesses.

Key Takeaways

TakeawayDescription
PerplexityA startup that raised $73 million from investors, including Jeff Bezos, and is valued at $520 million. It aims to expand into open-source language models and provide access to sources and citations.
Perplexity’s capabilitiesPerplexity can interpret various types of content, such as images, videos, and PDFs. It also offers an API to access its capabilities.
Comparison to other search enginesThe hosts compare Perplexity to other search engines, such as Google and Wolfram Alpha. They note that Perplexity is most useful for finding specific information, such as answers to questions, while Google is better for finding web pages.

How to Use Perplexity

Setting up Perplexity

To use Perplexity, users can sign up for a subscription starting at $20 per month. The subscription includes access to Cloud 3, which is a model developed by a startup called Antropic. Users can also upload documents and access Perplexity’s API.

Testing Perplexity

To test Perplexity, users can ask it questions or provide it with content to interpret. Perplexity can interpret various types of content, such as images, videos, and PDFs. Users can also access Perplexity’s API to integrate its capabilities into their own applications.

FAQ

What is Perplexity?

Perplexity is a startup that aims to expand into open-source language models and provide access to sources and citations. It has raised $73 million from investors, including Jeff Bezos, and is valued at $520 million.

How much does Perplexity cost?

Perplexity subscriptions start at $20 per month.

What can Perplexity interpret?

Perplexity can interpret various types of content, such as images, videos, and PDFs.

How does Perplexity compare to other search engines?

Perplexity is most useful for finding specific information, such as answers to questions, while Google is better for finding web pages.

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