The Brave browser introduces a privacy-focused AI assistant called Leo, which the company says offers “unparalleled privacy” compared to AI chatbot services like Bing Chat, ChatGPT, Google Bard and others. The Verge reports: After several months of testing, Leo is now available for free to all Brave desktop users using version 1.60 of the web browser. Leo will be rolled out “phased in the coming days” and will be available on Android and iOS “in the coming months”.
Leo’s core features aren’t much different from other AI chatbots like Bing Chat and Google Bard: it can translate, answer questions, summarize web pages, and generate new content. Brave says Leo’s advantages over this offering are that it aligns with the company’s focus on privacy: conversations with the chatbot are not recorded or used to train AI models, and no login credentials are required to use them. to use. However, as with other AI chatbots, Brave claims that Leo’s output “should be handled with care for potential inaccuracies or errors.”
The standard version of Leo uses Meta’s Llama 2 large language model and is free to use by default. For users who prefer access to a different AI language model, Brave is also introducing Leo Premium, a $15 monthly subscription that includes Anthropic’s AI assistant, Claude Instant – a faster and cheaper version of Anthropic’s Claude 2 major language model. Brave says additional models will be available to Leo Premium users, in addition to access to higher quality calls, priority queuing during peak usage, higher rate caps and early access to new features.