Adobe announces new features in Adobe Acrobat that use generated AI to summarize PDF files, answer questions about content, navigate, and output text

On February 20, 2024, Adobe, the developer of the PDF format, announced the beta version of AI Assistant, an AI tool integrated into Adobe Acrobat, that will be able to generate summaries of PDF files, create answers about the content, and more. announced that it will be available.

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The AI functions added to Adobe Acrobat as a beta version are as follows.

・Q&A with AI Assistant: AI Assistant presents example questions based on the content of the PDF file and answers the questions.

・Quotes: By clicking on the quotes generated by AI, users can easily refer to the answers provided by AI Assistant.

- Navigation feature: Clickable links allow you to quickly navigate to the information you need within the PDF file.

・Summary generation: This is a function where AI generates a short summary of the contents of the PDF file. Generative AI services such as ChatGPT can also summarize long texts, but they require file uploads. On the other hand, AI Assistant is a built-in function, so it does not require uploading.

・Formatted output: By requesting output from AI Assistant, it will format the main points into text for emails, presentation materials, etc.

According to Adobe, AI Assistant is controlled by data security protocols and will not store documents or use content for training without the user's consent.

Adobe also says it will be able to use AI Assistant with document formats other than PDF files, such as Word, PowerPoint, and meeting minutes.

The new AI features are available on desktop and web, and are available in beta at no additional charge to users on Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Pro subscription plans . At the time of article creation, only English is supported, but other languages will be added gradually.

Abhigyan Modi, senior vice president of Adobe Document Cloud, told IT news site The Verge, ``Reader and Acrobat users will still be able to continue using AI through a new add-on subscription plan even after the AI Assistant beta ends. You will have access to all the features of the Assistant,'' and explained that after the beta version ends, they plan to start a paid plan to use AI Assistant.

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