YouTube Tests AI Tool That Summarizes Videos

YouTube Tests AI Tool That Summarizes Videos

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 01, 2023

Video streaming platform YouTube is testing an AI-powered tool that creates quick auto-generated summaries of a video for users to decide whether it's the "right fit" for them.

The feature was first spotted as an update on the YouTube help page, where the company details how the new tool works. "To begin with, you may see these summaries on watch and search pages," it wrote.

While the summaries will provide a quick overview of what a video is about, the streaming giant also explained that they will not replace video descriptions written by YouTube content creators.

YouTube's experiment will run only for a limited number of videos and viewers, and the company hopes to gather feedback before making a wider rollout.

The summarization test is the latest feature from the company that utilizes AI technology. About a month ago, YouTube also tested AI-generated quizzes on the platform's mobile app as a way to "make it easier for people to learn about topics they're interested in."

The quizzes tested a user's understanding of a subject covered in a video they recently watched, and appeared as a link under the video they just watched.

Meanwhile, YouTube parent Google is also integrating AI-powered tech into its services.

According to an email sent to employees, the tech giant will reportedly "supercharge" its virtual software application Assistant with generative AI powered by the latest large language models (LLMs).

In recent weeks, the company also tested a new AI tool internally called "Genesis" that writes news articles, as well as AI-generated backgrounds for Google Meet.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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