Opera Software, the Norwegian tech company, continues to push the boundaries of web browsing by integrating cutting-edge technology into its popular web browser, Opera GX. In a recent announcement, Opera revealed the addition of its generative artificial intelligence (AI) service, Aria, to Opera GX. This AI-powered assistant is set to revolutionize the gaming experience by offering gamers the ability to answer questions, write code, and engage in conversations seamlessly.
The unveiling of the generative AI service, Aria, took place in May, when Opera Software showcased its potential in enhancing the Opera web browser’s capabilities through a chat-based interface. Since its initial launch, Opera has progressively integrated Aria into its desktop browsers, making it accessible to users on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Subsequently, in late June, Opera extended the reach of Aria to the mobile version of its browser for Android devices, and in August, it made the service available to iOS smartphone users.
Now, the company has taken a significant step by introducing the intelligent assistant, Aria, to its browser designed exclusively for gamers, Opera GX. This integration allows Aria to respond to inquiries, generate code, and engage in conversations tailored to the gaming community.
Aria leverages the Opera Composer architecture, enabling it to synchronize with the internet in real-time, thus providing users with up-to-date information and responses to their queries. This capability proves invaluable for gamers seeking the latest updates and recommendations within the gaming industry. Gamers can ask questions such as, “Has Starfield finally been released?” or “Why am I having trouble with Armored Core 6?” They can also request other actions, like obtaining a character’s in-game biography summary.
In addition, Opera has emphasized that the browser’s keyboard shortcut function allows users to easily access Aria for automated communication. By pressing Ctrl+/ on Windows or Cmd+/ on Mac, users can initiate a chat with Aria through a pop-up window.
Furthermore, Aria seamlessly integrates with Opera’s AI Prompts feature, which can highlight text within the browser and provide users with relevant contextual information and suggestions.
Opera proudly announced that Aria is now available in over 180 countries, including the European Union, in both Opera GX for Windows and MacOS. To activate this innovative feature, users will need to enable the “Early Bird” option in their browser settings and restart the browser. Additionally, an Opera account is required for access.
Opera GX, introduced in 2019, is tailored to the gaming community, offering an optimized gaming and browsing experience. The browser incorporates CPU, RAM, and network usage limiters, ensuring that more of the computer’s resources are available for gaming. Furthermore, it features direct integration with popular gaming platforms Discord and Twitch.
With the introduction of Aria AI to Opera GX, gamers can now enjoy a truly immersive and interactive browsing experience, further solidifying Opera’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of web technology.
For gamers and tech enthusiasts alike, Aria promises to be a game-changer in the world of web browsing and gaming. As Opera continues to innovate and expand its offerings, it remains at the forefront of web browser technology, catering to the ever-evolving needs of its users.