New Update Leo, Brave’s browser-native AI assistant is now available

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Today we’re excited to announce that Leo, the AI assistant built natively in the Brave browser, is now available for testing and feedback in the Nightly desktop channel (starting with version 1.59).

Building on the success of the Brave Search AI Summarizer, we’ve made Leo available as a companion in the browser sidebar. Leo allows users to interact with the web pages they’re visiting—for example, by asking for video transcripts or interactive article summaries—without leaving the page itself. Leo can also suggest follow-up questions, augment original content, and even help with reading comprehension. Leo can answer questions just like other AI-powered chatbots, but directly within the experience of a web page.

What is Brave Leo?​

Brave Leo is a chat assistant hosted by Brave without the use of third-party AI services, available to Brave users on the desktop Nightly channel. The model behind Leo is Llama 2, a source-available large language model released by Meta with a special focus on safety. We’ve made sure that user inputs are always submitted anonymously through a reverse-proxy to our inference infrastructure. In this way, Brave can offer an AI experience with unparalleled privacy.

We’ve specifically tuned the model prompt to adhere to Brave’s core values. However, as with any other LLM, the outputs of the model should be treated with care for potential inaccuracies or errors.

How to try Leo and share feedback​

Leo is available today for all users of the Brave browser desktop Nightly channel. Nightly desktop users can access Leo via the
Brave Leo icon
button in Brave Sidebar.

Are you a Brave Nightly user? Please tell us what you think of Leo!
 

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Brave browser officially launches Leo AI assistant; Leo Premium announced for $15 a month
Brave, the company behind the Brave web browser, has announced that its Leo AI assistant is now available for free for all Brave desktop users with the new version 1.60.

In an email press release, Brave states:

Leo, Brave’s browser AI assistant, can help with all sorts of tasks. It can create real-time summaries of webpages or videos. It can answer questions about content, or generate new content. It can even translate pages, analyze them, rewrite them, and more. Whether you're looking for information, trying to solve a problem, or creating content, Leo can help.

The company claims that Leo is also private and secure, stating that it won't record any chats you make with it or use them to train large language models. No login or account is needed to access the AI chatbot.

By default, Leo uses the Llama 2 LLM. However, Brave has announced that it has launched a subscription service for the chatbot, Leo Premium, that will give it access to other LLMs. Brave says:

Leo Premium subscribers will get access to Claude Instant, Anthropic's faster and lighter model that excels at logical reasoning and coding. The current version of Claude produces longer, more structured responses, follows instructions better than previous versions of Instant, and shows improvements in math, coding, multilingual abilities, and question answering.
Leo Premium will have other features including higher chat rate limits, and priority use during peak usage. The service will cost $15 a month and is available to purchase at Brave's site.
 

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Who asked for all of this crap on a browser.. soon it will be called Brave OS :( The crypto stuff is bad enough.
Leo is opt-in, and it can be easily disabled.

I recommend looking at other browsers without any features such as Chrome, Firefox* or Ungoogled Chromium and install the extensions you want.

*Firefox comes with Pocket, which can be hidden using about:config.

I don't recommend Microsoft Edge as it's packed with bloatware, and bundled with Windows OS.
 

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Today, Brave is announcing the latest integration of Leo, our privacy-preserving AI assistant built right into the browser. Brave Talk Premium users can now find Leo within Brave Talk—our privacy-preserving video calling tool—on both desktop and Android. With this integration, Leo can take Brave Talk transcriptions and summarize them, create clean meeting notes and task lists, answer follow up questions, and more.

Leo for Brave Talk allows call participants to fully participate in meetings and stay focused on discussions, and let Leo handle the logistics. As with all Brave products, this is done with our full privacy protections by default.
 

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