September 21, 2023

Courageous introduced at this time that it has begun testing a brand new AI assistant referred to as Leo that might be constructed into its flagship internet browser. It’s accessible now in early pre-release nightly builds of Courageous.

“Constructing on the success of the Courageous Search AI Summarizer, we’ve made Leo accessible as a companion within the browser sidebar,” the agency explains in its announcement submit. “Leo permits customers to work together with the net pages they’re visiting—for instance, by asking for video transcripts or interactive article summaries—with out leaving the web page itself. Leo may counsel follow-up questions, increase authentic content material, and even assist with studying comprehension. Leo can reply questions similar to different AI-powered chatbots, however immediately inside the expertise of an internet web page.”

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In different phrases, Leo sounds so much just like the AI performance that different browser makers are including to their very own merchandise, however in fact Courageous’s concentrate on privateness and safety is what is going to set this aside. And based on the corporate, Leo makes use of Meta’s Llama 2 source-available massive language mannequin (LLM) “a particular concentrate on security.” That’s, person inputs via Courageous will at all times be submitted anonymously utilizing a reverse-proxy to its inference infrastructure. “On this manner,” the corporate says, “Courageous can supply an AI expertise with unparalleled privateness.”

Leo is free to make use of and doesn’t require a person login or account. Chats with Leo won’t be used for coaching functions, and nobody can evaluation them as they’re discarded instantly after a reply and should not endured on Courageous’s servers. This additionally implies that there’s no manner for customers to evaluation previous conversations, or any must delete any information after the actual fact. The Courageous browser will share your newest question with the server, your ongoing dialog historical past, and, when wanted, solely the mandatory context from the web page you’re actively viewing (just like the article textual content, or a YouTube video transcript).

And in the meanwhile, Leo doesn’t have entry to dwell data. It will change over time, as Courageous plans to replace Leo with “some stage of entry to present data” that’s powered by the impartial Courageous Search engine.

To check Leo in Courageous at this time, obtain a Courageous nightly construct, which can set up alongside different variations of Courageous and different internet browsers.