CES 2024 darling Rabbit has introduced a partnership with Perplexity that may hyperlink the “conversational AI-powered reply engine” to the R1, a $199 Teenage Engineering-designed AI gadget that’s already bought by way of 50,000 preorders. Not like LLMs that may solely reference knowledge as much as a sure date up to now, what they’re pitching for the R1 is a built-in search engine with “reside updated solutions with none data cutoff.”
In keeping with Perplexity co-founder Aravind Srinivas, who introduced the deal in a live Spaces broadcast with Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu, the primary 100,000 Rabbit R1 purchases will even include one yr of its Perplexity Professional subscription. The plan consists of entry to newer LLMs like GPT-4 and usually prices $20 monthly.
In a post on X, Rabbit stated that Perplexity will work behind the scenes on its machine “together with different main LLMs” which might be to date unnamed, all and not using a subscription.
That includes a 2.88-inch touchscreen, scrolling navigation wheel, and a rotating digicam, the R1 is pitched as a pocket-sized universal controller on your varied apps, able to all the pieces from sending messages to choosing songs to creating on-line orders due to “Giant Motion Mannequin” AI.
Perplexity AI, in the meantime, combines search with LLMs like OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 to face off with Google, Bing, and all the different new AI-powered challengers.