E7: In Search of Truth with Aravind Srinivas of Perplexity AI
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We talked to Aravind Srinivas about competing with the tech giants, Perplexity's product philosophy and obsession with maximizing value delivered to the user per unit time, and the features that makes Perplexity unique.

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(1:31) Introduction & Context

(08:06) Aravind’s vision for Perplexity as the world’s most truth-centric company

(9:29) Raising the average IQ of the world

(12:00) Aravind’s favorite tech entrepreneur

(15:12) “Anthropics” - Building your own model vs user experience

(33:00) Why is perplexity free

(43:00) Talking shop: Perplexity’s tech stack and speed

(1:06:00) Perplexity’s stance on guardrails on search

(1:19:48) Forecasting weakly general AGI: The four criteria

(1:28:00) Aravind’s perspective on OpenAI and the future of AGI

(1:39:00) The Cognitive Revolution’s rapid fire questions: Neuralink implant? Most used AI tools? AI hopes and fears?

Twitter handles:


@AravSrinivas (Aravind)

@labenz (Nathan)

@eriktorenberg (Erik) 

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References & Shownotes:

Flamingo: https://www.deepmind.com/blog/tackling-multiple-tasks-with-a-single-visual-language-model

Decision Transformer Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.01345

Aravind on TalkRL Podcast: https://www.talkrl.com/episodes/aravind-srinivas-2

Weakly General AGI Criteria: https://www.metaculus.com/questions/3479/date-weakly-general-ai-is-publicly-known/


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