Leo: Brave browser introduces an anonymous and secure alternative to ChatGPT

November 4, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh
Leo: Brave browser

AI is very much a part of human life now and technology companies are embracing the fast-emerging technology like never before. You will soon find most apps used in mobiles and PCs are being driven by advanced AI technologies. Microsoft is keen on equipping the upcoming Windows 12 with AI features. Now, in a recent development, AI technology has been incorporated into the web browser Brave. You can use Leo, the new AI companion in the privacy-focused browser.

Brave users are getting a personalized AI assistant. The Leo chatbot is based on Llama 2, developed by Meta. The AI assistant will run on the browser’s sidebar. It will have Generative AI features as seen in apps like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Bing Chat etc. This will help users save time and be more productive when they access the web and online services. Leo will be offered free but the company will also offer a premium-tier version and that will cost you $15 per month.

Leo's rollout for Brave users has already started. In a few days or weeks, all Brave users will be able to access the generative AI assistant on version 1.60 upwards. Brave had been testing the AI feature for some time. You can ask Leo to do pretty much everything that you can with tools like ChatGPT.

Brave Software has said the inclusion of Leo will not impact users' privacy. The nice thing is you can use Leo without even making an account. Users with mobile versions of Brave still have to wait for Leo’s arrival though.

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