Chromium-based web browser Opera unveiled a new sidebar feature powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which will be available in more than 180 countries.
Aria, Opera’s web browser’s AI, builds upon the company’s “Composer” framework. What makes it special is its ability to give users live and up-to-date results from the web, setting it apart from tools like ChatGPT which can only give accurate information until the year 2021.
Like other AI tools, Aria can also help users find information on the web, generate text or code, and get answers to product queries.
The new AI tool marks the company’s next step in integrating generative AI into its browsers.
Previously, Opera introduced an AI Prompts feature, as well as implemented ChatGPT into its sidebar earlier this year. These tools have the ability to ideate, summarize articles, and write social media posts from user prompts.
The company also unveiled Opera One which served as an upgrade to its flagship browser by being better suited for generative AI features.
With Aria, users can interact with the web “aided by AI directly in the browser.” The web development company shared that Aria’s current form is only the first stage of its project, and the AI web browser will be even more integrated into Opera in its coming versions.
Users interested in testing Aria may download Opera One on their desktop. For Android users, they can test the latest beta version of the browser, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.