YouTube, the popular video-sharing platform owned by Google, has announced the introduction of new experimental generative artificial intelligence (AI) features for its Premium subscribers. These features aim to enhance the viewing experience and interaction with content on the platform.
One of the most intriguing features is called ‘YouChat.’ YouTube describes it as an AI-based chatbot that will allow viewers to delve deeper into the content they are watching. Users will be able to ask questions about the video and receive answers from the AI bot. Additionally, the AI bot will provide recommendations for related content and even offer quizzes related to the video being watched. The best part is that all of this will happen without interrupting the playback of the video.
Initially, the ‘YouChat’ feature will be available to a select number of users. However, in the coming weeks, it will be rolled out to all Premium subscribers using Android phones in the United States. Viewers will be able to access this feature by simply tapping on an Ask button displayed next to specific videos.
Notably, ‘YouChat’ is not related to Google’s Bard chatbot. Instead, it utilizes large language models trained on YouTube and the web. This allows the AI bot to provide accurate and relevant information to viewers, enhancing their understanding of the content.
In addition to ‘YouChat,’ YouTube is also introducing another AI-powered feature that aims to organize the comments section on videos. The comments section on YouTube can often become overwhelming and filled with contradictory opinions. The AI will analyze all the comments on a video and generate a summary that captures the essential themes being discussed. This will provide creators with a quick overview of what viewers are saying without having to go through every single comment. Creators will have the ability to remove certain comment topics if they wish to do so.
The comment summaries will be based only on published comments and will exclude those that have been held for review or contain blocked words or come from blocked users. Initially, this feature will be available for English-language videos with a significant number of comments.
YouTube emphasizes that these new features are experimental, and there may be iterations and improvements based on user feedback. Users will have the opportunity to provide feedback directly within the tool, allowing YouTube to refine and enhance the AI features over time.
Overall, these AI-powered features demonstrate YouTube’s commitment to enhancing the user experience and facilitating deeper engagement with the platform. By leveraging generative AI, YouTube aims to offer viewers more personalized and interactive content, ensuring that they have a seamless and enjoyable experience while watching videos.
Please note that the above article is generated by OpenAI’s language model and may not always reflect current news events or be 100% accurate.