YouTube summarizes videos with AI in recent tests. The test as you should know is just available for a limited number of users and videos and it will not be replacing existing video descriptions. But YouTube however hopes that they will be helping viewers to decide on what to watch.
YouTube Videos with AI
Google is currently experimenting with the use of AI to help auto-generate YouTube video summaries, as per a notice on a support page that was dated July 31st. The page in question, which we got to see via Android Police, notes that these summaries will just appear next to a limited number of English-language-related videos, and they will only be viewable by a limited number of users as well. They will get to appear on the watch and search pages of YouTube and are also intended to give a short overview of the contents of a video without replacing its existing description that is written by a human.
“We’re starting to test AI auto-generated summaries on YouTube, so that it’s easier for you to read a quick summary about a video and decide whether it’s the right fit for you,” the support page reportedly reads. Android Police however notes that users are typically able to just sign up to take part in YouTube experiments over at YouTube.com/new, although, you should know that taking part in some tests may require a YouTube Premium subscription.
What You Should Know about YouTube’s Experiment
YouTube’s experiment as you should know is one of a raft of generative AI initiatives that is taking place at Google right now, as the company continues to race to find uses for the emerging technology. Back at its developer conference back in May, for instance, the tech firm announced a new Play Store feature that reportedly aimed to make use of generative AI to summarize the reviews of app users. But of course, that is just the tip of the iceberg altogether when it comes to the AI efforts of Google which is inclusive of a new Search Generative Experience, and Duet AI tools for its own Workspace productivity apps.
Other Companies Attempt At Generative AI
Other tech companies have also attempted to make use of AI to auto-generate summaries of online content. Artifact, for instance, just recently launched a summary feature for news articles.
And if they end up getting a wider rollout, it will be really interesting to see if the AI summaries impact just how YouTube creators structure their videos. Every policy change as well as new feature introduced by the video platform can have wide-ranging effects on the ecosystem of its content, as creators continue to attempt to please its all-seeing but yet obscure recommendation algorithm. Who even knows what will get to happen when creators have to make videos for both humans as well as Google’s AI to understand?
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