Opera’s announcement comes just days after Microsoft unveiled its AI-powered browser.
Web browsing app Opera plans to add a ChatGPT-powered tool to its sidebar. Artificial intelligence tools will generate short summaries of web pages and articles.
According to The Verge, the feature is called “shorten”. It’s part of the company’s broader plan to integrate AI tools into its browser, similar to what Microsoft did with Edge.
Opera also shared a blog post about upcoming features. As shown in a demo shared on the blog, users will be able to activate the feature by clicking the “Shorten” button to the right of the address bar. From there, the ChatGPT sidebar will appear on the left, generating a clear, bulleted summary of the article or webpage you’re viewing.
Opera’s announcement comes just days after Microsoft unveiled its AI-powered browser. Earlier this week, the software giant launched AI-powered versions of Bing and Edge. Google also introduced its AI search crawler, Bard, earlier this week, but it hasn’t been available for anyone to test yet.
The company’s search engine will have an AI chatbot that will provide annotated responses to searches, while Edge will include an AI “co-pilot” that can summarise web pages or articles, as well as provide feedback for posts and social media posts, and reports The Verge. Generate content for other purposes.
However, the Shorten function is not yet available for everyone. Jan Standel, Opera’s vice president of marketing and communications, told The Verge that it “will be coming to the browser soon.”
“We are excited to see the rapid roll-out of developer programs for solutions such as Google Bard, for example, and are starting to build and roll out new experiences in web browsing that not very long ago seemed impossible to achieve,” Per Wetterdal, Opera’s head of strategic partnerships and AI ecosystem says in a statement to The Verge.