Opera said that its generative AI tools are available in early access in Opera (Win, Mac, and Linux) and Opera GX (Win and Mac). Those who wish to access the new features can upgrade the Opera or Opera GX browser or download it from www.opera.com.
Users can then go to Easy Setup and activate the Early Access option by toggling “AI Prompts”. This will enable AI Prompts in the browser UI and AI services in the sidebar.
In Opera GX, users also need to have the “Early Bird” option enabled in their browser settings.
Features coming to Opera, Opera GX
Opera announced that features that are coming to Opera and Opera GX are AI Prompts, sidebar access to ChatGPT services, and ChatSonic. The company is integrating generative AI tools into the browser allowing users to explore AI-generated content (AIGC) within the desktop browsers.
“AIGC is a game-changer for web browsing. Our goal is to use these technologies to give our users new browsing superpowers – reimagining how they learn, create, and research,” said Joanna Czajka, Product Director at Opera.
The company said that this launch marks the first stage of Opera’s Browser AI and it now plans to move to stage two featuring its own browser AI engine in the near future.
Smart AI Prompts
Opera has introduced smart AI prompts which can be accessed directly from the address bar or by highlighting a text element on a website. Users can also initiate conversations with generative AI services to shorten or explain articles, generate tweets, or request relevant content based on the highlighted text. Opera said that AI prompts are contextual and will evolve with new features.
“Opera is actively expanding its AI program into AIGC for browser, news, and gaming products through its own solutions and new and existing partnerships. We’re excited for our users to experience generative AI with this release. Expect more innovations from us,” added Czajka.
Access to GPT-based chatbots
Opera also provides access to ChatGPT and ChatSonic in the browser’s sidebar. Users can use these generative AI platforms for idea generation, summaries, translations, itineraries, and more. ChatSonic also enables image generation.