Opera is getting ChatGPT integration as well

  • On Friday Opera announced that it would add ChatGPT functionality to its browser.
  • The firm seemingly has wider aspirations than simply summarising webpages as it currently intends to do.
  • The ChatGPT integration will include both PC and mobile browsers.

Last week saw a flurry of announcements regarding the integration of large language artificial intelligence solutions into Microsoft and Google products.

Not to be outdone, Opera also announced that it would be integrating ChatGPT into its browser on Friday last week. The integration will be for both the mobile and PC browsers.

In Opera, ChatGPT looks to take the form of a Shorten button in the browser. Clicking this will launch the Opera sidebar and with it a ChatGPT window. From the video below, it looks like Shorten will essentially summarise a webpage for you.

Opera does however hope to add more functionality to this including the ability to filter content and summarise it based on a particular user’s preference. This could be good if you’re actively trying to avoid spoilers for episode five of The Last of Us like we were.

And Opera seemingly isn’t stopping at ChatGPT integration.

“It is Opera’s belief that with AI solutions springing up both for text, image, and audio generation and in countless other forms, we are at the brink of a new era of creativity on the Web. That’s why we’re reshaping the browser to allow our users to tap into all these resources and to unfold their full potential in the best possible way,” executive vice president of PC browsers and gaming at Opera, Krystian Kolondra said in a statement last week.

Our curiosity is certainly piqued and we’ll be watching Opera closely to see how it implements AI tech into its products. We’d love to see an integration with a generative image AI but this is a segment of the market wrought with controversy at the moment.

We do wonder if Opera will implement AI into its Opera GX browser. This is billed as the firm’s browser designed for gamers. It uses fewer resources than the likes of Chrome and has features such as ambient music which we aren’t fans of.

Opera hasn’t said when its users can expect ChatGPT’s integration with the browser but we recommend users keep an eye out for the button next to the address bar in future updates.


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