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Kagi Assistant is a product feature backed by Kagi Search and large language models.

Kagi Assistant is currently in open beta and available to Ultimate plan members.

Assistant Modes


Research assistant uses Kagi search and external sources like Wolfram Alpha, together with an AI model to answer your queries. This model also allows you to upload a file (up to 16 MB) or provide a URL (article, PDF, video, podcast, etc.) to use as context. If an image is provided it will be processed using GPT4 Vision.

Kagi Assistant - Research

This mode is available in two variants:

  • Fast: Kagi search coupled with a fast LLM (Claude 3 Haiku). Optimized for speed, while not sacrificing quality. Access directly with the !fast bang.
  • Expert: Multiple Kagi searches (and external services) together with a better LLM (Claude 3 Sonnet) for the highest accuracy and comprehensive responses. Access directly with the !expert bang.

Research Assistant supports using Lenses to filter the types of websites used as context to generate an answer. Lenses are predefined categories that help you focus on specific topics or sources. This allows you to restrict results to more trustworthy or relevant sites for your needs. To enable this feature, toggle the Lenses switch and select one of the available options.

Research Assistant - Lenses


Code assistant is tuned for programming tasks and uses a powerful AI model for programming.

Kagi Assistant - Code

For Starter and Professional members this mode uses gpt-3.5-turbo, and for Ultimate members it uses gpt-4.

Access directly with the !code bang.


Chat assistant allows direct access to a variety of large language models for creative tasks.

Kagi Assistant - Chat

This mode supports the following models:

  • OpenAI
    • GPT 3.5 Turbo
    • GPT 4 (for Ultimate members)
    • GPT 4 Turbo (for Ultimate members)
  • Anthropic
    • Claude 3 Haiku
    • Claude 3 Sonnet
    • Claude 3 Opus (for Ultimate members)
  • Google
    • Gemini Pro
  • Mistral AI
    • Mistral Small
    • Mistral Large (for Ultimate members)

Access directly with the !chat bang.


Custom assistant allows you to further customize one of the existing modes.

Kagi Assistant - Custom

Select the base mode (and variant/model where applicable) and add your own custom instructions. Setup is detailed in the Assistant settings help page.

Access directly with the !custom bang.

Tips and Tricks for using Kagi Assistant

  • Assistant has a character limit of 16,000 for each prompt in a conversation.
  • You can input math equations using the LaTeX format.
  • Using the copy button will copy the response to your clipboard preserving any formatting using markdown.
  • Assistant supports syntax highlighting in generated code snippets.
  • For optimal results, interact with the Assistant in a natural language. For instance, "Who was Alan Turing?" will yield a better response than simply "Alan Turing".
  • When using Code Assistant, it is recommended to specify the programming language you are using as part of your prompt.

Chat Mode Scorecard Criteria

When you visit Assistant's Chat Mode landing page, you will be presented with a scorecard comparing different aspects of each model.

The Privacy column in the scorecard rates each model based on how it handles user data. The criteria are:

  • 1 circle: User data is used to train models. No data retention period specified.
  • 2 circles: User data is not used to train models. No data retention period specified.
  • 3 circles: User data is not used to train models. Data retained for more than 30 days before deletion.
  • 4 circles: User data is not used to train models. Data retained for 30 days or less before deletion.