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Spandan Sehgal
Spandan Sehgal

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Perplexity Playground: A hidden gem

Hello πŸ‘‹ everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a secret A.I. tool that will help you get the "winning edge" and stay ahead of other A.I. users! This tool can help you with a variety of topics, such as research, code generation, general chat, content generation, and much more.


Basically, perplexity AI has its own AI playground, which lets you experiment with different open source LMs completely for free, and that too with blazing-fast response speeds! It offers various powerful llms, such as Mistral's 8x7b-instruct, Google's Gemma-7b-it, Codellama-70b-instruct, and much more!


To get started, all you need is a free account on Perplexity's website

Let's dive into it!

Now that you have a free account set up on the website, you can visit the homepage of Perplexity, look at the bottom of the webpage, locate the footer link showing "Playground," and open it up.

On this page, from the drop-down menu, you can select various open source LMs for free and get help with a huge array of tasks. You also get a response speed tracker above the prompt bar to let you know how fast the AI model is.

So, go ahead and try out those models and speed up or get help with your work quickly!


  1. Coding Assistance: The model codellama is specialized for this task, it can help you generate, review, debug your code effectively. It supports various languages like, javascript, tailwind, java, python, mysql, react and etc

  2. Content writing: Models like sonar, mixtral 8x22b or llama 3 70b are trained on latest datasets and are great for content generation.

  3. Research work: The model "sonar" by perplexity and "gemma" by google are up-to-date AI models which can help you find out relevant, accurate information online.

This is just a partial list of use-cases of this tool, there are much more variety of tasks for which you can use these tools!

Some limitations

As you know, nothing is perfect. Everything has its own pros and cons, and when it comes to AIs, there are definitely some chances of errors.

  1. Sometimes, inaccurate or wrong responses are produced.

  2. You need to clear the chat window every time you change the llm from the drop-down list.

  3. Sometimes, you may encounter never-ending responses with weird characters and text.


Overall, if you want a single platform for various use-cases and want to get help from some of the most powerful open llms for free, Perplexity Playground is a must visit for you. You can get help with coding, content writing, SEO, brainstorming, etc.

What are your thoughts on the use of AI tools? And what are some of the biggest challenges that you've faced while using AIs?
Let me know in the comment section

So, that's it for today. I hope you liked the post.
Feel free to comment :D

Thank you for reading!

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