AI news engine on Opera Mini for iPhone
September 5, 2017
Opera has released a new version of its most mobile browser app, Opera Mini, for iPhone users. The revamped user interface features a newsfeed on its start page and helps users get the news four times faster than the previous version. 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 analyses 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 goal is to provide each user the ability to get their optimal content based on their interest, which is constantly evolving,” says Cuautemoc Weber, Head of Global Accounts & Content, Opera Software. “This is also applied to bringing new information which perhaps the user would have not been able to gather from their traditional sources.”