Opera, the legacy web browser, has announced the upcoming release of its latest version, Opera One, which includes an integration of generative AI within the browser. The addition of this feature, called AI Prompt, will provide users with “contextual prompts” for web pages or highlighted text. Opera has stated that the AI feature will be automatically enabled for all users, and the browser’s sidebar will offer quick access to other AI tools, such as ChatGPT and ChatSonic.
In Opera One we also enable AI services ON by default, such as including AI Prompts, as well as access to ChatGPT and ChatSonic in the sidebar.
— Opera (@opera) April 25, 2023
Generative AI can be used for various browsing tasks, including shortening long texts for easier reading, explaining complex ideas, and creating content such as tweets. The AI-enhanced version of Opera One is currently available under early access, and the company has deemed its updated browser a “future proof” platform for the Web3 era.
Opera’s latest AI integration aligns with the increasing trend of AI integration among major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Additionally, Elon Musk has reportedly purchased thousands of GPUs for an upcoming Twitter AI project, and plans to launch a truth-seeking AI platform called TruthGPT, which aims to understand the universe’s nature.
In December, Opera launched a suite of security tools called Web3 Guard to protect users from harmful decentralized applications and seed phrase phishing attacks. With the integration of generative AI and Web3 Guard, Opera One seeks to provide users with a secure and enhanced browsing experience.