New feature on YouTube։ The platform can give summary of the video before you watch it

August 2, 2023  10:20

YouTube has launched a pilot feature that lets users get a brief text description of the video without actually watching it. According to TechCrunch, the goal of the innovation is to improve the user experience and increase the effectiveness of video searches based on interests.

What is this feature and how does it work?

Users will be able to get a text description about the video so that they can quickly familiarize themselves with the content of the video without wasting time watching it.

YouTube uses artificial intelligence to generate text summaries, which automatically them for videos that appear on the homepage as the users scroll down or for the ones displayed as a search result. The technology behind the innovation is most likely based on chatbots such as Google Bard and ChatGPT, which are capable of generating texts on various topics.

What languages does the feature work in?

At the moment, the new feature only works for videos that are in English. This is because developers are likely to test the feature first with a limited audience to assess its effectiveness and accuracy.

Testing phase and availability

The feature started as an experiment and is available to a limited number of users starting August 1, 2023. So far, there is no information about the exact dates of the end of the experiment and its expansion to other languages. In case of successful testing and positive user feedback, YouTube will surely launch this feature in the public version of the platform.

Other YouTube innovations

In June of this year, YouTube added another feature that uses AI to create subtitles in different languages on user-generated videos.

Another interesting and useful feature that was introduced recently is called Stable Volume. It evens out the sound level of videos, smooths out excessive peaks in the case of screams or background noises, and boosts extreme lows in videos. Thus, the new feature allows you to provide a more comfortable and balanced audio experience on the YouTube platform without the need to manually adjust the volume during playback.

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