Brave Search Engine Gains AI-Powered 'Summarizer' Option

Open-source privacy-focused browser Brave today introduced a new "Summarizer" option for its dedicated search engine, Brave Search.

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Powered by large language models (LLMs), the Summarizer is designed to offer up concise answers at the top of the Brave Search results page for any query. This is not a generative AI model like OpenAI, as the LLMs trained by Brave are processing multiple sources of information solely from web results.

Google Search has long offered a similar summarization feature, but it is typically based on a single result from a website chosen as an authoritative source rather than multiple websites.

Brave says that using web search results for the Summarizer provides an accurate answer that is expressed in coherent language. Data is also cited via links for accurate attribution of information and to allow users to assess the trustworthiness of sources. Responses are only as accurate as the websites that the browser uses for the summary, but each source is clearly defined.

The Summarizer will also provide improved search result descriptions by using a summary rather than a snippet of text pulled from a website.

Brave's Summarizer feature is available for all Brave Search users starting today, on both desktop and mobile. Brave users who don't want the Summarizer can turn it off in the settings.

More information on the Summarizer and how it works can be found on Brave's website.

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Top Rated Comments

antiprotest Avatar
8 months ago

There are going to be a lot of husbands who will be wishing this could work on their wives story time. ?
To be fair, women would like to use it on mansplaining.
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MonkeySpank158 Avatar
8 months ago
agreed. I prefer brave over duckduckgo at this point. And Brave is not that bad of a browser, its the only one I use on my windows work PC.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
8 months ago

To be fair, women would like to use it on mansplaining.

I would think they would want to just mute that ?
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surfzen21 Avatar
8 months ago
There are going to be a lot of husbands who will be wishing this could work on their wives story time. ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
enterthemerdaverse Avatar
8 months ago
Nothing will make me use this sham browser.

It’s called Brave because you have to be brave enough to install this without puking.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
neliason Avatar
8 months ago
Why doesn’t Apple include Brave search engine as an option for Safari? It has Yahoo but not Brave.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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