A look at the summaries feature of Brave Browser’s AI Leo

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Brave Software
ORG

launched its

Leo AI
ORG

officially

this week
DATE

. The feature is still rolling out to all users of the web browser at the time of writing. Access is offered via the sidebar and also the address bar according to Brave, but some users report that the

Leo
PERSON

icon is only available in the sidebar.

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Leo
PERSON

is free to use. The

AI
ORG

is based on

Meta
ORG

‘s Llame2

13b
CARDINAL

model, designed for general chat tasks by default.

One
CARDINAL

interesting aspect of

Leo
PERSON

is that users may switch to different language models. These include the advanced

Llama2 70b
CARDINAL

and

Anthropic
ORG

‘s

Claude Instant
PERSON

models, but this comes at a price.

The option to switch to a different language model is provided for all users, but the functionality is locked. When you select a different model,

Leo
PERSON

will advertise a subscription-based version to use these. For $

15
MONEY

per month, users get access to the additional models and higher rate limits.

It may require trial and error to find out which of the language models works best for specific use cases.

A click on the

Leo
PERSON

icon in the sidebar of the Brave Browser opens the interface. Interaction with the

AI
ORG

happens via text input for the most part.

Leo
PERSON

can summarize articles on the Web and display suggested questions to the user.

Suggested questions are based on the article and the answers may improve the understanding of the article.

A click on the "summarize this page" button displays a summary of the content quickly. This worked on all article pages, regardless of length. The summaries are short and to the point, but some information is usually not mentioned in the summary because of that. The suggested questions feature may help get the missing information.

It happened that Brave suggested the same question twice, but the feature worked reliably for the most part.

The following example demonstrates how the summary feature works. When asked to summarize the How to disable

Windows Copilot
PRODUCT

in Windows guide,

Leo
PERSON

‘s summary did not include actionable instructions to turn off the AI. The suggested question "How do I completely disable

Windows Copilot
PRODUCT

in

Windows 11
LAW

" however returned the step-by-step instructions from the article.

You don’t need to rely on the questions that

Brave’s
ORG

AI suggested. You may enter questions of your own in the chat instead to get the answers you need. Brave’s AI links them to the article, provided that they are related.

Closing Words

Brave Browser’s AI

Leo
PRODUCT

summary feature can be a useful tool. Especially the suggested questions feature is handy, as it may provide answers to questions that are left unanswered by the initial summary.

One
CARDINAL

interesting feature is the ability to summarize foreign-language content.

As is the case with all AI, it is necessary to check the information, especially in areas where specifics are important. This includes finance information, cooking instructions, how-to articles, craftmanship and many other areas that rely on accurate information.

It is up to each user of Brave, and other browsers with AI baked in, to decide whether the

AI
ORG

is useful or not.

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Summary Article Name A look at the summaries feature of

Brave Browser’s
ORG

AI Leo Description A

first
ORDINAL

look at

Brave Browser’s
ORG

new

Leo AI
PERSON

and the summaries feature of it. Find out how useful it really is. Author

Martin Brinkmann
PERSON

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