December 1, 2023

Courageous introduced at the moment that Leo, its AI browser assistant, is now accessible to customers on desktop in Courageous 1.60.

“Leo, Courageous’s browser AI assistant, will help with all kinds of duties,” the announcement put up explains. “It may well create real-time summaries of webpages or movies. It may well reply questions on content material, or generate new content material. It may well even translate pages, analyze them, rewrite them, and extra. Whether or not you’re on the lookout for info, making an attempt to resolve an issue, or creating content material, Leo will help.”

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Courageous started testing Leo in its Nightly builds of the browser again in August, and it’s been capable of enhance the function a lot quicker than it’d hoped, due to suggestions from tens of 1000’s of customers globally. And now Leo gives quicker response occasions, higher high quality outcomes, an improved person interface, and a few new options.

As with different AI assistants we’ve seen this yr, Leo gives a conversational, chat-based person interface, however as a substitute of a garish further button, you merely ask questions within the tackle bar. (Those that use the Courageous sidebar may also discover a Leo button there, nonetheless.) And since that is Courageous, these chats are personal, nameless, and safe. “Leo doesn’t document chats, or use them for mannequin coaching, and no account or login is required to make use of Leo,” the corporate explains.

Courageous Leo is free for all customers, and it gives entry to the Llama 2 giant language mannequin from Meta. However there’s additionally a brand new Courageous Leo Premium subscription that prices $15 per 30 days and provides assist for different industry-leading LLMs like Anthropic’s quicker and lighter Claude Immediate, greater price limits, and early entry to new options.

“With Claude’s superior capabilities and Courageous’s concentrate on person privateness and management, we hope to set a brand new customary for useful, accountable, and context-sensitive AI interactions,” the corporate says. “Anthropic used Courageous’s Search API to coach their newest mannequin, Claude 2, on high-quality knowledge to assist optimize Claude’s outputs for retrieval augmented technology (RAG) queries.”

You’ll be able to be taught extra on the Courageous web site.