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Perplexity, a new A.I.-powered search engine, is quickly gaining popularity and receiving high praise from tech insiders and investors. The company recently raised $74 million in funding, valuing it at $520 million. Users have been turning to Perplexity as an alternative to Google, which has been criticized for its search results. After testing Perplexity for several weeks, the author concludes that although it's not perfect, it is very good and suggests that A.I.-powered search engines like Perplexity could challenge Google's dominance in the search market.
"I'm now more convinced that A.I.-powered search engines like Perplexity could loosen Google's grip on the search market, or at least force it to play catch-up."