YouTube is rolling out an innovative AI-powered chatbot called “YouChat,” which aims to enrich the user experience by providing a conversational interface. This feature, which is being introduced incrementally, allows viewers to gain a deeper understanding of the content they are watching by asking questions while the video plays in the background.
Initially, “YouChat” will be accessible to a select group of individuals. YouTube Premium members in the U.S. have been informed that this new capability will soon be available on Android devices over the coming weeks.
By tapping the “Ask” button located beneath the video player, users with access to this experimental chatbot can engage with the AI to inquire further about the video content.
YouTube is also developing a separate AI feature designed to synthesize and summarize discussions within the comments section. This generative AI tool aims to simplify navigation through the comments, allowing viewers to grasp the essence of community conversations related to a video more effortlessly.
The YouTube spokesperson clarified that the chatbot operates independently of Google’s Bard and instead utilizes bespoke language models. These models draw upon data from both the YouTube platform and the wider web to formulate their responses.
YouTube’s advancements in AI are not limited to “YouChat.” Other enhanced AI features include “YouTube Create,” an app outfitted with tools to automate video editing processes like adding effects, filters, and transitions.
“Dream Screen” offers creators the ability to generate AI-produced video and image backgrounds, providing dynamic new settings for YouTube Shorts. Additionally, “Aloud” is an AI-powered dubbing tool that simplifies the content localization process.
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