Washington: Web browsing application Opera is now adding a ChatGPT-powered tool to its sidebar that produces short summaries of web pages and articles.

According to The Verge, an American technology news website, the feature, called Shorten, is part of the company’s wider plans to integrate AI tools into its browser, similar to what Microsoft is doing with Edge.

Users can enable the functionality by clicking the “shorten” button to the right of the address bar, as seen in a demo included in Opera’s blog article. From there, a ChatGPT sidebar will appear on the left, generating a clean, bulleted summary of the article or webpage you’re viewing. Opera’s announcement comes just days after Microsoft revealed the AI-powered Bing and Edge.

As The Verge reports, where the company’s search engine will feature an AI chatbot that provides annotated answers to searches, Edge will include an AI “copilot” that can summarize webpages or articles, as well as social media may generate content for posts and other purposes. Google also demonstrated its AI search bot Bard earlier this week, though it’s not currently available for anyone to test.

The “shorten” feature isn’t available to everyone just yet, though. Jan Standel, the vice president of marketing and communications at Opera, told The Verge that it’s going to “launch in browsers very soon.”

By Archana

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