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You.com Introduces Custom AI Assistants with Live Web Access

A key aspect of the Custom Assistants is their commitment to accuracy through live web access


You.com, a Palo Alto-based startup, has introduced a new feature called Custom Assistants, enabling users to create personalized . They aim to democratize by allowing users to tailor their AI experiences using advanced large language models (LLMs) like GPT-4, Llama 3, and Claude 3.

Tailored AI for Professional Use

The Custom Assistants feature aims to boost productivity across diverse professional domains, especially those that demand specialized expertise. Custom Assistants eliminate the need for lengthy prompts, streamlining the user experience. For instance, an AI assistant designed to be an expert on audio equipment would automatically focus on relevant queries without requiring additional parameters. The feature simplifies interactions and makes the AI more intuitive and user-friendly.

Ensuring Accuracy with Live Web Access

You.com's Custom Assistants prioritize accuracy with live web access, providing up-to-date information and establishing a benchmark for AI response reliability. Richard Socher, CEO and founder of You.com emphasized these assistants' effectiveness in handling intricate work-related inquiries in various posts on X. Their versatility renders them beneficial in different industries, including healthcare, finance, and .

Users have employed these assistants for a range of purposes, such as creating interview questions, developing marketing materials, and supporting acquisition.

Background and Market Position

You.com was launched in 2021 as a potential competitor to , aiming to offer a more personalized and secure search experience. Following the widespread adoption of ChatGPT‘s chatbot interface in late 2022, You.com underwent a redesign in late 2023, incorporating similar design elements.

Despite challenges faced by new entrants in the online search market, such as the closure of AI search engine Neeva, You.com continues to challenge other search engines like Bing and DuckDuckGo for a share of the market dominated by Google.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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