AI-powered search launched by Neeva in Europe

The new AI-powered search service from ad-free platform vendor Neeva will allow European users to leverage search results backed by linked sources, following a US pilot

The new service, which combines large language model capabilities with authority and timeliness of search, offers single synthesised search results that are backed by cited authority, allowing users to determine the authenticity and reliability of information sources.

The feature offers current information by crawling through hundreds of millions of pages a day, and serving from its independent index of billions of pages.

Each page’s contents and incoming links are examined in real-time to determine whether the page is useful and authoritative.

By combining AI with Neeva’s in-house search stack that eschews ads and advertisers, results are designed to be timely, bias-free and relevant.

Additionally, NeevaAI provides citation cards, in which a search query returns a visual search result with machine learning summaries from all top results and swipeable cards highlighting authoritative information about the researched topic.

A beta version of NeevaAI was initially released in the US in December 2022 — ahead of the emergence of competing big tech offerings from Microsoft and Google — and is now available to Free Basic and Premium users globally.

Its English Language version will be launched in the UK and Canada, as well as local language versions in Germany, France and Spain.

“AI is already beginning to make search one of the first and most clearly disrupted industries,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, founder and CEO of Neeva.

“NeevaAI leverages in-house LLMs and refined training models with its full system search stack to bring authentic real time AI search to everyone. Our goal has been to responsibly integrate AI and  provide authoritative answers that you can trust.”

Search engine Neeva was founded by ex-Google advertising lead Ramaswamy in 2019, and operates on a subscription basis to deliver search without advertising or cookie tracking, in the aim of giving users a more privacy-minded alternative to Google or Microsoft‘s Bing.

The search engine, which has amassed nearly 2 million users globally, saw its free tier launched in the UK and mainland Europe last October.


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