Opera web browser plans to integrate ChatGPT

Opera web browser plans to integrate ChatGPT

Opera ranks among the top five mobile browsers in terms of global market share, according to Statcounter.

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BEIJING — Niche Web Browser Opera plans to integrate ChatGPT into its products, the parent company of Opera Kunlun Technology announced Wednesday.

No details were shared on timing, or feature availability across all of Opera’s products, including desktop and mobile browsers for iOS and Android.

The news falls like Microsoft And Google this week announced its intention to integrate artificial intelligence chatbot technology with their own search engines. ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI supported by Microsoft, has gained popularity since its release at the end of November.

Google’s Chrome browser has the world’s largest market share at 65.4%, while Microsoft’s Edge browser has a 4.5% share, according to Statcounter data for January.

Opera ranks sixth in the global browser market with a 2.4% share, according to the data.

Norway-based Opera, which also operates a browser specializing in games, had an average of 321 million monthly active users in the third quarter. The company said its gaming browser business helped boost revenue in the third quarter, growing 28% year-over-year to $85.3 million.

Parent company Kunlun Tech is based in Beijing and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In December, the company announced that its work on an array of AI-generated content, such as music and images, would be made open source.

Kunlun Tech shares are up more than 40% for the year so far. Nasdaq-listed Opera shares rose just over 10% for the period.

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Many companies rushed to advertise their work in ChatGPT-like products.

Chinese tech giant Baidu said this week that he will probably be complete internal testing of own AI chatbot in March, before releasing the product to the public.

Ali Baba is also work on a ChatGPT rival, but did not reveal a timetable.

It’s unclear how these new AI features would compare to ChatGPT’s capabilities.

When it comes to mobile search, Google has a whopping 96.5% share of the global market, while Baidu is second with a 0.7% share, according to Statcounter.

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