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The creators of Arc, a browser that promises to explore information using artificial intelligence tools, hired Charlie Deats, who was previously one of two designers on the Apple Safari team.

If you haven't been paying attention, you may have missed one of the up-and-coming browsers that promise to revolutionize the way we consume content online. Simply named “The Browser Company,” Arc was created to upend classic interaction paradigms and entered a second act centered on artificial intelligence.

The Browser Company CEO Josh Miller revealed that Charlie Deets has joined the Arc team in a post on X. The company's quest to reimagine web browsing with AI could require bringing in some top talent, including one of two Apple Safari designers. the team can meet all the requirements.

Charlie Deets is credited with creating the swipe-to-answer paradigm in software.

Miller goes on to comment that the company has $85 million in the bank and 12 months to implement “Her” into your online experience. This is a reference to the 2013 film in which the character falls in love with a Siri-like artificial intelligence.

A 15-minute promotional video released in February showed off some of what Arc will offer users in 2024. Features include AI-powered search that bypasses the middleman, smart folders with tabs that act as RSS feeds, and a default iOS browser available now.

Apple is set to unveil system-wide AI tools and features in iOS 18 during WWDC. A smarter Safari experience may be on the way, but for now Arc is aiming to lead the way with an Apple designer on its team.

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