Adobe introduces an AI assistant in its Reader and Acrobat applications to summarize and answer questions about PDFs and other documents. 

The AI assistant, currently in beta, is available on Acrobat, with features coming to Reader soon, and Adobe plans a subscription plan post-beta. 

The AI helps users digest information from long PDF documents by generating brief overviews, answering questions through a conversational interface, and suggesting relevant queries. 

Adobe emphasizes the AI's ability to generate citations for source verification and produce text for various formats such as emails, presentations, and reports. 

Other AI models like ChatGPT offer PDF readers but require users to upload a PDF, while Adobe's AI assistant is a built-in feature. 

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen shares the company's goal to democratize access to trillions of PDFs in use. 

Narayen envisions users opening a 100-page document, wanting to understand the summary, engage in a conversation, ask questions, and correlate information across various documents. 

Adobe CEO addresses OpenAI's Sora and mentions the company is working on video models, intending to apply the technology responsibly to tools and workflows. 

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