The AI invasion has begun. It’s now infiltrating your browser. At least it is with Opera and Edge.
Opera And Opera GX
To use the AI components in Opera or Opera GX, you first have to enable it. It’s off by default.
Click on the “Easy Setup” menu (three stacked lines), in the top right-hand corner. Then scroll down to the “AI Prompts (Early Access)” section and click on the switch to enable it.
Once AI Prompts are enabled:
You can enable these services in the sidebar by clicking on “Sidebar Setup”. Click on the circles to the right to put a checkmark in so that these two services will be pinned to your sidebar.
NOTE: You can manage your sidebar by going here in the address bar: opera://settings/manageSidebar
Back to the prompts. The next option, “AI Prompts in the address bar”, I thought would give you the chance to use AI for whatever search terms you put in but instead, you have to go to a website first. Then you should see the “AI PROMPTS” button appear at the end of your URL or Address Bar. Clicking on it gives you the AI options that may vary from site to site.
The final AI option is “AI prompts in text highlight popup”.
Go to any web page and highlight a word and you’ll get a little popup with your “AI Prompts”. Your choice, depending on what you want to do.
Now back to the sidebar. You’ll see two options for AI: ChatGPT and ChatSonic.
ChatGPT (the green icon)
Clicking on this brings up a panel where you have to sign up first and/or sign in. I don’t have an account yet set up.
ChatSonic (the purple icon)
Automatically opens up a message window, so start asking.
My question: What is a good how-to computer article to write?
The answer: A good how-to computer article to write could be about setting up a home network or troubleshooting common computer problems.
Done and done.
And davescomputertips.com covers almost everything else.
Hover your mouse over the Discover button at the top right-hand corner of the browser.
Towards the bottom, click on “Yes, turn on” and ask away.
That’s basically how to use the AI components in these browsers. I’m not aware yet of any other browser with these integrated components but it is only a matter of time.
And remember to be respectful when asking. We don’t want to tick off our future AI overlords when they take over. 🙂 But personally, I can’t believe that we are so insecure about our own capabilities and our technology. I see a lot of click-baiting and fear-mongering because there is a lot of money in both. The real problem is too much tech and too few people who understand it. Teach more of this tech (not just how to use it but more of what is going on in the background) in the schools and we have a better chance of keeping the AI overlords at bay.
You can add your two cents worth in the comments and thank you in advance:
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