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Perplexity AI Pages Face Plagiarism Allegations from Major News Outlets

Perplexity's CEO Aravind Srinivas has acknowledged the issues, promising the company is working to improve the feature.

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AI based real-time search engine Perplexity AI is facing accusations of republishing articles from prominent news sources without proper credit. The criticism is aimed at the platform's new Perplexity Pages feature, which allows users to compile comprehensive topic pages.

Central to the dispute is the resemblance between Perplexity Pages posts and original content from publications like Forbes, CNBC, and Bloomberg. A notable instance includes a post about Eric Schmidt‘s covert AI drone initiative, which closely mirrors a Forbes article, including excerpts and an illustration, but attribution is limited to a small logo.

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Another cited example is a CNBC exclusive discussing Elon Musk reallocating chips from Tesla to other AI projects. CNBC's report states, “Emails circulated inside and obtained by CNBC show that Elon Musk told the chipmaker to prioritize shipments of processors to X and xAI ahead of Tesla.” Perplexity's version reads, “Emails from Nvidia reveal that Elon Musk instructed the company to prioritize shipments of 12,000 H100 GPUs to X and xAI,” with CNBC's logo nearly indistinguishable among others.
 
Perplexity AI page without proper CNBC attribution

Perplexity's CEO Aravind Srinivas has acknowledged these issues, noting the company is working to improve the feature. Srinivas highlighted their goal of providing proper attribution and admitted the feature's implementation has “rough edges,” promising enhancements based on user input.

Perplexity AI was founded in 2022 by Aravind Srinivas, Denis Yarats, Johnny Ho, and Andrew Konwinski. The company has secured over $100 million in venture capital and is currently seeking to raise an additional $250 million, with a target valuation of $2.5 billion to $3 billion. The ability to create visually appealing and detailed reports has attracted 15 million users to the platform.

SourceBloomberg
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.