Adobe introduces 'AI Assistant for Reader and Acrobat'; ask questions and receive answers from PDFs

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  • Adobe launches AI Assistant in beta for Reader and Acrobat, using AI to analyze and extract information from PDFs.
  • Users can ask questions, get document summaries, navigate documents easily, and format information for sharing.
  • AI Assistant works beyond PDFs, and plans include multi-document analysis, AI-powered authoring, and enhanced collaboration.

Adobe announced the beta launch of AI Assistant in Reader and Acrobat today. This new feature utilizes generative AI technology to analyze and extract information from PDFs, offering users various functionalities to improve their document interaction experience.

  • Users can ask questions and receive answers directly related to the content of a PDF document.
  • AI Assistant can generate concise summaries of lengthy documents, aiding in quick comprehension.
  • Clickable links within the document help users locate specific information efficiently.
  • Extracted information can be formatted into various formats suitable for emails, presentations, or reports.
  • User privacy is prioritized. AI Assistant operates under strict data security protocols, ensuring document content remains confidential.

AI Assistant is not limited to PDFs and can analyze various document formats like Word, PowerPoint, and meeting transcripts, potentially benefiting users across diverse fields.

Adobe plans to expand AI Assistant’s capabilities in the future, including:

  • Extracting insights from multiple documents and sources simultaneously.
  • Assisting with content creation, editing, and formatting tasks.
  • Enhancing documents with creative elements using AI.
  • Facilitating communication and feedback exchange through AI-supported review features.

The AI Assistant beta is available in English for Acrobat Individual, Pro, and Teams customers on desktop and web. Reader users can expect access in the coming weeks. A full range of features will be offered through a subscription plan after the beta period.

More here.

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