Opera, a desktop and mobile browser developer, has announced a collaboration with OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research laboratory known for creating the all-popular ChatGPT chatbot.
The partnership will enable Opera to integrate AI and generative computing technologies into its products, enhancing the user experience of web surfers.
Opera Powered by ChatGPT & Other AIs
With access to OpenAI’s API and research team, Opera can bring the latest AI and generative computing technologies to its users.
The company plans to add popular AI-generated content services to the browser sidebar and new features that will interact with these new AI-powered capabilities.
One of the first features to be tested is a “Shorten” button in the address bar, which will generate short summaries of webpages or articles using ChatGPT. See the demo below:
Opera is also looking at the opportunity to develop an AI solution that filters through all the content on the web and summarizes it for users in a relevant way. With the rise of generative intelligence, Opera believes that browsers will become the gateway to an AI-powered Web.
We are at the brink of a new era of creativity on the Web with generative AI. As the use cases are starting to be developed, we are reshaping our browser to allow our users to tap into the potential of AI in the best possible way.Krystian Kolondra, EVP PC Browsers and Gaming at Opera
Opera has a long history of being at the forefront of browser innovation, from inventing browser tabs to providing users with built-in access to generative AI tools. With the surge of interest in AI services, Opera sees the opportunity to bring AI solutions to its users, making the Web more accessible and user-friendly.
“We believe it’s now time for browsers to step up and become the gateway to an AI-powered web,” said Song Lin, Co-CEO of Opera.
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AI-Generated Content Will Flood the Web
The integration of generative AI into Opera’s products may be exciting, but it’s also important to consider the potential challenges to come with fully embracing this technology.
While the company acknowledges the increasing saturation of content on the web, it’s unclear how it plans to address the potential impact on the quality of text-based content. The expected oversaturation may pose a challenge for bloggers and content creators who invest significant effort and time into producing well-researched and accurate material.
The deluge of AI-generated content could not only undermine the value and livelihood of human web publishers, but also decrease the overall quality and originality of content as a whole.
Additionally, there are concerns raised by experts in the field of AI about the limitations and potential dangers of the current generation of large language models (LLMs), which are often referred to as glorified text synthesizers. OpenAI has been promoting these models as a step towards AGI, but there are valid concerns about the accuracy and reliability of the output produced.
It’s worth noting that Opera is not alone in its integration of large language models into its products. Microsoft recently released Bing Chat, which is powered by ChatGPT, and Google will be deploying Bard, a similar model to ChatGPT, in its search results in the near future.
Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. With more than 25 years of experience in developing web browsers, Opera is a trusted choice of hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
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