#434 – Aravind Srinivas: Perplexity CEO on Future of AI, Search & the Internet

Arvind Srinivas is CEO of Perplexity, a company that aims to revolutionize how we humans find answers to questions on the Internet. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(10:52) – How Perplexity works
(18:48) – How Google works
(41:16) – Larry Page and Sergey Brin
(55:50) – Jeff Bezos
(59:18) – Elon Musk
(1:01:36) – Jensen Huang
(1:04:53) – Mark Zuckerberg
(1:06:21) – Yann LeCun
(1:13:07) – Breakthroughs in AI
(1:29:05) – Curiosity
(1:35:22) – $1 trillion dollar question
(1:50:13) – Perplexity origin story
(2:05:25) – RAG
(2:27:43) – 1 million H100 GPUs
(2:30:15) – Advice for startups
(2:42:52) – Future of search
(3:00:29) – Future of AI