Adobe’s AI assistant that can search and summarize PDFs

Adobe unveiled an artificial intelligence assistant integrated into its Reader and Acrobat applications, designed to generate document summaries and answer questions about PDFs. Currently in beta, the AI assistant is available on Acrobat, with a rollout to Reader in the coming days, according to a press release. Adobe plans to introduce a subscription plan once the tool exits beta testing.

The AI assistant aims to aid users in comprehending lengthy PDFs by creating concise overviews and responding to queries through a conversational interface. It can also suggest questions related to the document’s content. Additionally, the tool generates citations to verify answers’ sources and produces text for various formats, such as emails, presentations, and reports.

While other AI models, like ChatGPT, offer PDF analysis, Adobe’s AI assistant is unique as it’s a built-in feature rather than requiring users to upload documents.