Brave and DuckDuckGo aim for results based on artificial intelligence, each in its own way

Brave Search highlighting a reply

Nobody wants to be left behind. Well, it looks like Apple, who we don't have any news about, but Google, Microsoft, Brave, DuckDuckGo… Everyone is moving to somehow implement artificial intelligence to their services. The fastest was Microsoft, who invested $10.000B in ChatGPT and already offers his answers on Bing, as long as it is used on Windows and Edge. Google has already said that it will launch its own chatbot, and DuckDuckGo and Brave have also announced something recently.

Whether or not it's going to be enough is something we'll find out over time, and it gives me that Brave's timid movement will know little. Yes it is useful, but it may not be enough. Announced at the beginning of March, we can already try what they call Summarizer, an artificial intelligence tool for summarized relevant results. As they explain, when we ask something in the Brave Search search box, what we will see will be the same as before, with one difference: the answer will be shown in bold, as we see in the header screenshot.

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Summarizer by Brave, DuckAssist by DuckDuckGo

On the other hand, DuckDuckGo has introduced DuckAssist, a new function that generates natural language responses to the questions we ask. It is in beta phase, and available, in theory, in the DuckDuckGo applications and its extensions, but it has not yet appeared on my computer or mobile. If the answer is on Wikipedia, DuckAssist will appear and use its AI to reply with a summary. It's free, private, and no login is required.

They are a couple of approaches to what seems to be changing the way we see and consume the Internet, but I think they are very timid when we consider what the most popular option offers. Some bold letters, which I honestly had to look closely at and read the official information to notice the change, or information from Wikipedia (and some other source), which is sometimes not accurate at all, do not seem particularly innovative to me, but something is something. And we'll see what's next.

More information in the original articles on Summarizer y DuckAssist.

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