One of many standout devices of this 12 months’s Client Electronics Present (CES), the rabbit r1, will use Perplexity AI’s tech to reply person queries, each corporations stated in an announcement.
Perplexity famous that the primary 100,000 r1 consumers will get one 12 months of Perplexity Professional free of charge.
The $200 r1 made rounds on the CES present as an AI-first gadget that saves you the trouble of taking your cellphone out for duties like performing net searches, enjoying a tune on Spotify, and ordering a cab. The system doesn’t have a month-to-month subscription price in the meanwhile.
The system, designed by Teenage Engineering, has a 2.88-inch touchscreen, a push-to-talk button, a digital camera, a speaker, and two mics.
The corporate has already offered 50,000 gadgets in pre-orders. Earlier right this moment, it opened pre-orders for the sixth manufacturing batch with one other 50,000 gadgets. Rabbit stated that clients dwelling within the EU and UK will all obtain their system by the top of July even when they simply pre-order a tool from the sixth batch.
Perplexity makes use of a mixture of its personal AI mannequin in addition to third-party fashions — Google’s Gemini, Mistra 7B, Anthropic’s Claude 2.1, and OpenAI’s GPT-4 — to get correct info from the online. The software has a chatbot interface on the internet and cell apps to let customers ask questions in pure language. Whereas Perplexity’s resolution is completely different than conventional search engines like google, it competes with Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Copilot together with You.com within the GenAI search house.
Earlier this month, Perplexity AI raised $73.6 million in funding — at a $520 million valuation — led by IVP with further investments from NEA, Databricks Ventures, Nvidia, former Twitter VP Elad Gil, Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke, ex-GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Vercel founder Guillermo Rauch, and Jeff Bezos.