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Arc Browser Unveils AI-Powered "Arc Max" Features

The Browser Company has rolled out its AI-enhanced features for the Arc browser, now termed "Arc Max." These features harness the power of both OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and Anthropic’s models, aiming for streamlined utility.

Like its competitors, Arc lets users interact with ChatGPT within the context of the page they're on. However, Arc Max stands out with several unique capabilities: it can concisely rename pinned tabs based on the page title, modify the names of downloaded files based on their content, and provide a summary of a link when hovered over with the shift key pressed.

To access these features, users can hit the command bar (Cmd + T) and enter “Arc Max,” subsequently choosing the functionalities they wish to utilize. Interacting with ChatGPT is as easy as typing “ChatGPT” in the command bar followed by the inquiry.

The integration of AI tools seamlessly into one's workflow is vital for productivity, as highlighted by the vast range of AI-driven web applications and extensions available. During a conversation with The Verge, The Browser Company revealed that they created multiple prototypes to ensure AI tools were contextually apt. One such experiment involved automated note-taking and transforming the forward button into an exploration page, reminiscent of StumbleUpon.

Earlier in the year, Arc introduced "Boosts," allowing users to customize web pages by removing elements. They also tested a prototype where users could craft Boosts through prompts, though it didn’t make the cut due to speed constraints.

In a recent livestream, CEO Josh Miller emphasized that the introduced features aren't permanent. The plan is to retain these features for a minimum of 90 days, during which user feedback will shape their future inclusion.

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Posted: 2023-10-06
By: dwirch
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