New Delhi: YouTube, a video-watching platform owned by Google, is testing a novel conversational artificial intelligence (AI) tool. This tool aims to provide users with answers to questions related to the video being watched and offer recommendations seamlessly, without disrupting the playback experience.
Who has access to the tool?
The AI tool is currently accessible to a limited number of people on a specific set of videos. It is expected to be rolled out for widespread use in the upcoming weeks, with YouTube Premium members having the privilege of enjoying this feature, particularly in the US and on Android devices.
In an official blog post, YouTube posted, “If you’re a part of the experiment, you can access the tool by tapping ‘Ask’ beneath select videos and begin by asking questions about the video or choosing a suggested prompt.”
Moreover, the conversational AI tool is said to be in the testing phase for another AI capability. This feature aims to assist in summarizing comment discussions within YouTube videos.
YouTube stated, “To help you easily understand and participate in comment conversations, we’re experimenting with AI that organises large comment sections of long-form videos into easily digestible themes.”
How to utilize the new feature?
Those participating in this experimental tool will notice a fresh option categorized by Topics when accessing the comment section on their Android devices.
What are the ways to leverage comment summaries?
Creators have indicated that comment summaries can be used to swiftly engage in video discussions. Additionally, users can find inspiration for new content based on audience discussions, according to the company.
How to manage unwanted comment topics?
Creators have the ability to remove individual comments appearing under specific topics. This new trial is currently underway on a limited number of English-language videos with substantial comment sections.