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10 April 2024

A screenshot of iPhone. Brave's logo on bottom left, Centre for Accessibility Australia's pixels on top right.

Brave, the privacy-focused browser, has expanded its AI assistant, Leo, to iPhone and iPad users, following its previous launch on Android and desktop platforms. Leo offers a range of capabilities including answering questions, summarising pages, creating content, and more.

The iOS rollout introduces voice-to-text functionality, allowing users to speak their queries instead of typing them out. This feature aims to enhance user interaction with the AI assistant, making it more accessible and convenient.

Leo can perform various tasks such as summarising pages or videos, generating written reports, translating or rewriting content, creating transcriptions of audio or video, and also writing code. By integrating Leo directly into the browser, Brave aims to provide users with a comprehensive solution without the need for third-party services like ChatGPT.

The AI assistant utilises several language models including Mixtral 8x7B, Anthropic’s Claude Instant, and Meta’s Llama 2 13B. While Mixtral 8x7B is set as the default language model for Leo, users have the option to choose others or upgrade to Leo Premium for enhanced features at $14.99 per month.

Brave is not the only browser company venturing into AI assistance; Opera introduced its AI assistant named Aria last year, developed in collaboration with OpenAI.

The availability of Leo for iOS users emphasises the growing importance of digital accessibility, ensuring that users with different needs and preferences can effectively engage with technology. Leo can be accessed by updating to version 1.63 of the Brave browser and selecting “Ask Leo” from the address bar.

For more information, read Yahoo’s article on Brave’s new AI assistant, Leo.