As Neeva, a privacy-focused search engine, announces its international launch, tech enthusiasts can’t help but compare it to the popular AI language model, chatGPT. With the hype around chatGPT reaching fever pitch, Neeva entry into international markets is seen as a promising alternative for those seeking an AI-powered search engine that values user privacy.
Founded in 2019 by former Google executives Sridhar Ramaswamy and Vivek Raghunathan, Neeva is the first ad-free, subscription-based search engine that claims to put user privacy first. The platform offers a personalized search experience, without the use of ads or any third-party tracking, ensuring that users’ data is never shared with advertisers or marketers.
Neeva is not the only player in the field of AI-powered search engines, but it distinguishes itself from competitors with its focus on privacy. The platform claims that it does not collect or store any user data, and all searches are encrypted end-to-end. Neeva uses its proprietary AI algorithms to learn about users’ preferences and deliver personalized search results without the need to track user behavior or collect personal information.
With its launch in international markets, Neeva is poised to take on established players like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, which dominate the search engine market. While these search engines have long been the go-to option for millions of users around the world, they have been criticized for their data collection and advertising practices. In contrast, Neeva subscription-based model and focus on privacy may appeal to a growing segment of users who are concerned about online privacy and data protection.
ChatGPT hype has not gone unnoticed by Neeva, which has also incorporated AI technology into its search engine. However, unlike chatGPT, which is primarily focused on generating text-based responses, Neeva AI algorithms are designed to learn from user behavior and deliver personalized search results.
How does Neeva make money?
Neeva offers two plans for members to choose between, a Free Basic membership and a paid, Premium membership. The Free Basic plan is completely free and full-featured, allowing members to search both the web and connected personal accounts like Gmail or Dropbox (subject to certain usage limits), set news and shopping preferences, and search from multiple devices. Neeva’s Premium membership enables unlimited searches and top-tier privacy-protecting tools, such as a Premium Password Manager and VPN.
Neeva is 100% ad-free and never sells or shares members’ data with any third party. In addition, Neeva never shows 3rd-party affiliate links which bias your search and browsing experience.
With the rise of AI-powered search engines, the search engine market is likely to witness a significant shift in the coming years. While traditional search engines like Google and Bing are likely to continue dominating the market, newer players like Neeva are expected to gain a foothold, particularly among users who value privacy and personalization.