Sridhar Ramaswamy (Google’s former SVP of ads) and Vivek Raghunathan (ex-Google VP for Youtube monetization) launched a new tech, which they positioned to be a game-changer in the search industry. On January 27th, NeevaAI debuted on Product Hunt, where users can test the company’s capability to deliver promises.
Ramaswamy gave a glimpse of the tech in his recent tweet, explaining all its advantages compared to most AI products. According to him, part of NeevaAI’s story was the first to introduce summaries with citations plus real-time data.
That’s not all; they added more features and removed some. It only means that users will bid goodbye to their accustomed search ways and say hello to the new ones.
“Oh. You have served humanity really well, walls of ad links and ten blue links!! It is time to honor you in museums so that we can all go get some work done,” says Ramaswamy.
All-New Search Experience
Users who have already tried searching on NeevaAI immediately swarmed Product Hunt with positive reviews and a few recommendations on how the tech can improve. After all, this AI is still new. But what makes users crazy about it is the fresh solutions NeevaAI provides.
Rajhans Samdani, head of machine learning, explained that NeevaAI applies retrieval-augmented generation (RAG). It allows the tech to retrieve information from its own extensive database and then work with language models to generate natural responses to user queries.
Ramaswamy also adds that NeevaAI is a search engine that can provide up-to-date summarized answers to queries. This way, users don’t have to scan the web and read multiple articles.
However, there’s a need to double-check the credibility of the information provided. Therefore, Ramaswamy and his team decided to launch the product with citations to each section; click the cursor on the text to see sources. With this feature, the power of fact-checking is in the hands of the users.
Many have tried NeevaAI, and another example of its use case is searching funny queries. As Ramaswamy demonstrated, users could ask questions about anything that sparked their curiosity, such as why pirates wear eye patches.
But don’t expect it yet to be at its 100% potential. Harsha Gadde, a product manager who tested NeevaAI, experienced successful searches on his first two tries. It revolved around getting info about well-known personalities, such as Steve Jobs and Katy Perry.
He then tried once more, looking for details about Selena Gomez. It failed on the first iteration but worked the second time. Although there was a slight problem, he was eager to help the team get more feedback.
Users embraced NeevaAI on its first launch, and while it’s entirely new, some were already curious about how it’ll compete with Google and ChatGPT. And as quickly as its development pushes through, the team already has an answer.
How NeevaAI Competes with Google and ChatGPT
Google has long been dominating the search industry, but the rise of ChatGPT has shaken its position. For this reason, the issue of ChatGPT dethroning Google Search became a hot topic. But as many noticed, each has its weaknesses, which NeevaAI turned into strengths.
One of the tech giant’s programs is Google Ads, allowing businesses to reach target audiences by appearing on search results. While it helps companies in different aspects, users don’t immediately get what they’re looking for; this is where NeevaAI aimed to rival the big tech, as announced in its blog, giving them an ad-free experience.
Although NeevaAI has some tricks, Debarghya Das (ex-Google employee) previously shared his experience using the tech through a tweet. He claimed that NeevaAI’s straight-up answers were similar to Google’s featured snippets. His other concern revolved around the future of search, explaining that websites won’t have reason to participate without incentives.
On the other hand, ChatGPT’s response to queries can vary according to prompts. Although it can help explain complex ideas, users experience getting the wrong information. What’s NeevAI’s solution? Its answer was to combine results with citation cards for factual checking purposes.
But such perks come with a price. NeevaAI has two membership options: Free Basic and Premium plans. The free basic program allows users to get a glimpse of the new search engine but with limitations. Alternatively, the premium membership provides unlimited access to exclusive benefits.
NeevaAI’s services cost $5.99 monthly, while ChatGPT offers $42 per month for better performance. But Google remains free, as its earnings depend on advertisements and not subscriptions.
Despite being a fresh face in the search industry, NeevaAI has already made a splash with its unique approach and unwavering commitment to user experience. While it may have some ground to cover before it catches up with industry players like Google and ChatGPT, NeevaAI’s innovative features can propel it to the forefront of the search industry.
As the search industry evolves and changes, the company positions NeevaAI to make waves with its innovative approach. Observing its rise and how it navigates the digital landscape, carving out a place among prominent names in the industry is sure to be an enthralling spectacle.
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