Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage, and Silicon Valley giants are competing with ChatGPT developed by OpenAI in an attempt to move stones in the scientific and technological community. Brave, an Internet browser focusing on speed and privacy, also announced its own artificial intelligence-based tool Summarizer.
The new feature named Summarizer will try to respond quickly to any questions you ask. It does this by getting information from various sources and summarizing it into a consistent text block at the top of search results.
At present, Google has a similar function on its search results page, but the difference is that Google obtains the abstract text from a single source that it considers reliable. On the other hand, Brave integrates multiple resources and uses its artificial intelligence to combine them into a unified response.
The developer of Brave said that Summarizer is not an efficient AI, which makes it different from things like ChatGPT. The company said that the manufacturer AI has its own problems and can make unconfirmed statements, which is obviously a problem for tools designed to generate reliable summaries and reliable answers. Microsoft added ChatGPT to Bing with traces of bad behavior, especially in this respect.
Instead, Brave’s Summarizer is supported by Large Language Models (LLM), which are trained to "handle multiple information sources available on the Web". This not only ensures the accuracy, but also makes the results more concise.
Below the abstract text is a link to the source. So if you want to know more information, you can browse the original text at any time. Brave said that these links will always be available so that they can always be properly attributed to the response, and users can "assess the credibility of the source". Brave believes that this will help to "reduce the authority bias of major language models".
In addition to the main summary, the new feature will begin to replace the descriptive text that appears under the title of each search result. Previously, this text was a fragment somewhere in every search result. Now, there will be a full-text summary generated by AI.
Brave’s developer said that he didn’t believe that LLM could completely replace traditional search, but could help users find search results. Brave said that when LLM is applied to other functions in the browser, the result will be truly efficient and revolutionary.
Since Summarizer is still in the early stage of development, Brave said that this function may produce an artificial AI appearance, combining irrelevant text with small pieces of data and inaccurate or offensive text. The company is trying to improve Summarizer based on user feedback and hopes to eliminate these puzzles.
Brave’s Summarizer tool is currently available, but people who don’t like it can disable it in the application settings. Whether it can provide a reliable alternative to ChatGPT and help shape the future of search remains to be seen.