Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS, a Norwegian organization. It is a cross-platform browser, available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS devices. The browser is known for its built-in ad blocker, VPN, and data-saving features, and has a user-friendly interface.
Opera browser is going all-in on artificial intelligence. This week Opera has declared plans to integrate generative AI capabilities, specifically ChatGPT, into its web browser. The first feature to use this technology is called “Shorten,” which will provide bulleted summaries of articles and webpages.
Users will be able to access the feature by clicking on a new icon to the right of the address bar. Opera is also working on other AI-powered features that it claims will “augment” the browsing experience, but did not provide further details. Shorten is set to roll out to users “very soon,” according to Jan Standel, vice president of marketing and communications at Opera.
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This announcement arrives in the same week that Microsoft announced a redesign of Edge to add an “AI-powered copilot” to the browser, which can also summarize web pages using its Prometheus model. Google also revealed that it is developing an AI chatbot called Bard, powered by its LaMDA platform.
The timing of these announcements suggests that Opera and Microsoft are trying to compete with the dominance of Google in the browser market through the use of generative AI technology. However, it remains to be seen if users will switch from Chrome as a result of these additions.
Conclusion: In an effort to challenge Google’s hold on the browser market, both Opera and Microsoft have announced plans to integrate generative AI technology into their web browsers. Specifically, Opera’s Shorten feature will use ChatGPT to provide bulleted summaries of articles and web pages. While the success of these AI-powered features in swaying users away from Chrome remains to be seen, it signals a growing trend of using AI to enhance the browsing experience.