Opera Browser Launches ChatGPT-Powered Tool ‘Shorten’

Opera has announced a ChatGPT-powered tool to create short summaries from big web pages. Opera to release this tool called “Shorten” in a sidebar that will allow users to generate bulleted summaries of articles. It is similar to the newly-introduced Edge feature, but Opera’s Shorten capabilities will be limited. The company expressed interest in exploring the AI path to add more intelligent product features.

Song Lin, Opera’s Co-CEO, stated “Over the past 25 years, we have been at the forefront of browser innovation. Opera has always pushed the boundaries of the web, whether inventing browser tabs or giving users built-in access to generative AI tools. “We believe that browsers should now be the gateway to an AI-powered internet, given the widespread interest in generative AI tools.

Opera’s Shorten feature button is located right above the address bar. It will summarise a webpage or article in bullet form. This highlights the most important parts and details. Opera has said that the feature will soon be available in all browsers.

This feature may remind you of Edge’s new AI sidebar. Opera’s Shorten function is limited to highlighting the main points of an article. The Edge sidebar offers options for “Chat” or “Compose” modes. This allows users to choose the format of AI content generated from a particular topic. You can also set the composition’s tone or length. This allows you to create ready-to-use content. Opera has clarified that AI will soon power its products despite this vast difference.

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The company also claims that Opera will integrate AI-generated content (AIGC) services into its PCs and mobile browsers. It will also expand its existing AI program into AIGC to support its browser, news, and gaming products via its solutions and new and existing partnerships.

“We see Generative Intelligence’s rise as the start of a new future where consumer app developers such as Opera will be able to build experiences on top AI-based platforms,” said Per Wetterdal, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Opera.

“We are thrilled to see the rapid rollout of developer programs such as Google Bard. We are now building and rolling out new experiences in web surfing that were not possible a long time ago,” Per Wetterdal (Head of Strategic Partnerships, AI ecosystem, Opera) said.

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