Opera will soon integrate ChatGPT into its website and article summaries

News Summary:

  • Shorten will begin rolling out to users “very soon,” according to Jan Standel, vice president of marketing and communications at Opera, who spoke with The Verge. Other AI-powered features are being developed by the company, which says they will “augment” the Opera experience but didn’t go into specifics.

  • Opera is making a significant investment in AI. This week, the business revealed plans to incorporate generative AI capabilities into its web browser. The first feature to use generative AI will be “Shorten,” which will use ChatGPT to summarize articles and webpages. You’ll notice a new icon to the right of the address bar when the feature is made public. By tapping it, a sidebar will open with a bulleted summary of the webpage you’re viewing from ChatGPT.

Shorten’s launch coincides with Microsoft’s announcement that it would redesign Edge and give the browser a “AI-powered copilot.” Web page summaries are among the capabilities of the new Prometheus model from the company. Additionally, Google revealed this past week that it is developing Bard, an AI chatbot that uses its LaMDA platform.

The timing of the announcements suggests that Microsoft and Opera view generative AI as a means of displacing Google from the browser market. It remains to be seen, though, whether Chrome users will actually abandon it as a result of those additions.