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DuckDuckGo Now Lets You Talk to AI Anonymously

Lifehacker: “Chatting with AI has proven to be a bit of a privacy risk as of late, with Meta admitting that it trains its AI by using your conversations with it (among other material posted to its services). Now, privacy-focused search engine and browser company DuckDuckGo is officially giving users a way to claw back some anonymity, but the solution does have its limits. DuckDuckGo AI Chat, an intermediary for talking to AI chatbots while keeping them from seeing some of your information, is officially leaving beta. You’ll be able to use the service to talk to OpenAI’s GPT 3.5 Turbo, Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, and now Meta’s Llama 3 and Mistral’s Mixtral 8x7B. You won’t even need DuckDuckGo’s browser to access it. Simply navigate to either or Searches made on DuckDuckGo’s search engine will also now feature a Chat tab that will open up an AI conversation on the searched topic (or you could begin your search with !ai or !chat). Once on the page, pick your chat model and discuss as usual. This is where DuckDuckGo’s privacy features come into play…”

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