The developers behind the popular Opera Mini web browser have released a new version of Opera mini browser for iOS users.
The new browser comes with a revamped user interface featuring a newsfeed on its start page and helps users get news four times faster than the previous version. Opera further adds that an artificial intelligent (AI) news engine is also rolling out to selected countries, bringing the latest and most insightful news to the user without any effort setting it up.
Opera’s AI news engine uses real-time intelligence ranking, powered by machine learning (G.B.D.T. algorithm) and deep learning (D.N.N. deep neural network).
‘’Once the user starts engaging with news content, it will begin defining a unique user profile by accumulating news categories and publisher domains the user clicks on. The news engine analyzes the user’s interest through a deep learning model that understands what each user is engaged with. The more the user engages with the newsfeed, the more in-tune the content becomes for the user within the “For You” section.’’ the company said.
The Opera AI news engine also includes feedback from local editorial teams. The teams monitor the AI-generated newsfeed in an attempt to identify and remove fake news as quickly as possible.
“The goal is to provide each user the ability to get their optimal content based on their interest, which is constantly evolving,” Cuautemoc Weber, Head of Global Accounts & Content, Opera Software says “This is also applied to bringing new information which perhaps the user would have not been able to gather from their traditional sources.”
As of today, the Opera AI news engine processes and fetches news in selected countries, such as Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States. The company says the AI will soon be rolled out to Russia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, to