DuckAssist is an innovative feature launched by DuckDuckGo, designed to enhance the private search and browsing experience. It uses generative artificial intelligence to provide natural language answers to search queries, primarily using Wikipedia as its source. Here are four key features of DuckAssist:
- AI-Assisted Search: DuckAssist uses AI natural language technology to generate brief, sourced summaries from Wikipedia in response to user queries. This feature is designed to help users find answers faster.
- Integrated Experience: DuckAssist is fully integrated into DuckDuckGo Private Search, maintaining the look and feel of traditional search results. It aims to provide a seamless user experience.
- Source Specificity: DuckAssist answers questions by scanning specific sources, primarily Wikipedia, and occasionally related sites like Britannica. It uses DuckDuckGo’s active indexing and natural language technology from OpenAI and Anthropic to summarize the information.
- Privacy Focused: DuckAssist is anonymous, with no logging in required. It’s a part of DuckDuckGo Private Search, which is also free and anonymous. Searches with DuckAssist are not saved or shared, and your search and browsing history remain anonymous to search content partners.