A privacy-focused open-source browser Today, Brave unveiled a brand-new “Summarizer” option for Brave Search, its dedicated search engine.
The Summarizer, powered by large language models (LLMs), is intended to provide brief responses at the top of the Brave Search results page for any query. As the LLMs Brave taught only process information from web results, they are not generative AI models like OpenAI.
A comparable summarising function has long been available in Google Search. Nevertheless, rather than many websites, it is typically based on a single result from a website selected as an authoritative source.
According to Brave, employing web search results for the Summarizer yields a coherently conveyed accurate response. Links are used to reference data to properly attribute information and let consumers evaluate the reliability of different sources. Although each source is explicitly identified, responses are only as accurate as the websites the browser uses for the summary.
A summary rather than a passage of text taken from a website will be used by the Summarizer to generate better search result descriptions.
From today, all Brave Search users can access the Summarizer tool on desktop and mobile devices. Users of Brave can disable the Summarizer in the settings if they don’t want it.
The website for Brave has further details on the Summarizer and how it functions.