This post describes a new search engine called You.com that leverages AI to understand search queries, rank results, and parse queries into different languages, including programming languages. While it still lacks the cohesion of larger competitors, this platform is a promising demonstration of what the future of AI could look like.
You.com is a search engine launched by Bryan McCann and Richard Socher that leverages AI to understand search queries, rank results, and parse queries into different languages, including programming languages. The platform uses similar technology to its partner, OpenAI, to understand users’ queries, identify patterns, and predict results that satisfy the user’s search intent.
Here are some of the important tools that You.com offers:
YouChat: With similar functionality to ChatGPT, it generates text responses resembling human responses to human prompts on any topic. YouChat can learn and summarize from websites and become an expert that a user can ask follow-up questions.
YouWrite: This tool has a writing feature with a mini-interface similar to popular writing apps like Writesonic. It can be used to write essays and generate tailored content for emails and social media posts.
YouCode: Aimed at developers, YouCode surfaces the best results for a code query from the user. It is a user-friendly integration of Google search and StackOverflow.
YouImagine: Learning from your plain language description, it can produce realistic visuals and artwork. It would be nicer if it could remove any undesired elements from the generated images to make them look exactly as the user wants.
AI Image Resolution Enhancer: With the support of AI models like Stable diffusion 1.5 and 2.0, Open Journey, and Anime, it can generate 4x image resolution without losing image quality.
You.com is a conversational search engine that explores the web and detailed website contents, along with generating complementary content in the forms of art, code, and text within seconds. However, it still feels like a collection of parts without the absolutely airtight cohesion of its larger competitors in the market. But it summarizes information across the web with an integrated chatbot and is extensible with built-in search apps like Yelp and Twitter, so that users can complete tasks without leaving the results page. While it’s too early to make a revolution in the search engine business, You.com is a promising and interesting demonstration of what the future of AI could look like.