Hey Opera users!
Today we unveil Aria, our new browser AI. With Aria, you’re getting access to a leading generative AI service for free. Natively built into the browser, Aria marks the beginning of a new kind of browsing experience.
Aria allows you to enhance your creativity and productivity by harnessing the power of AI. Based on our own “Composer” infrastructure, Aria connects to OpenAI’s GPT technology and is enhanced by additional capabilities such as adding live results from the web. Aria is both a web and a browser expert that allows you to collaborate with AI while looking for information on the web, generating text or code, or getting your product queries answered. For example, when it comes to customer support, Aria is knowledgeable about our whole database of support documentation and can use the company’s current product knowledge to answer your questions. Opera’s Composer infrastructure is also easily expandable. Composer allows Aria to connect to several AI models, and will in the future expand by integrating additional capabilities such as search services from multiple Opera partners. All of this will be unified into an innovative and coherent user experience.
Opera’s browser AI strategy
Aria marks the next step in our plans to integrate generative AI services in our browsers, and is a result of our collaboration with OpenAI. Earlier this year, we introduced a first implementation of ChatGPT in the sidebar of our desktop browser, along with the AI Prompts feature. We also unveiled Opera One, a redesigned version of our flagship browser, suited to accommodate more generative-AI features through its modular design. We’re now forging ahead by introducing a browser AI that will allow you to interact with the web aided by AI directly in the browser. Aria’s current form of a chat interface that communicates directly with you, the user, marks the first stage of the project. The AI-based service is set to become even more integrated into Opera in the coming versions of the browser, with the ultimate aim of being natively blended into the browser to help you perform cross-browser tasks.
Aria is a free service with up-to-date information – which means it’s connected to the internet and not limited to content prior to 2021 – making it a more advanced offering than standard GPT-based solutions. It is shipping in more than 180 countries including the EU.
If you’re an Opera user on desktop, you can test Aria by downloading the newest version of Opera One (developer version). As an Android user, you can now test Aria in the latest beta version of the browser, downloadable in the Google Play Store. As a tester, the only thing you need to do in order to access Aria is to create an Opera account, if you do not already have one. Once done, you’ll be notified via email or inside of the product about your whitelisting status. Once your Opera Account is whitelisted, you can access the Aria through the settings of Opera for Android beta or through the browser sidebar of Opera One.
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