YouTube is running a new test to auto-generate video summaries with the use of artificial intellingence, writes TechCrunch.
The summaries have begun appearing on the watch and search pages, but are only available for a limited number of English-language videos and viewers.
The platform explains that AI-generated summaries provide a quick overview of a video, allowing the user to decide if it is right for them.
“While we hope these summaries are helpful and give you a quick overview of what a video is about, they do not replace video descriptions (which are written by creators!).”
AI-powered YouTube video summarizer tools already exist, including Clipnote.ai, Skipit.ai and Scrivvy, among others. However, some YouTube creators say these tools fail to summarize longer videos.
We would like to remind you that YouTube is intensifying the fight against fan channels and has updated the relevant policy. According to the new requirements of the platform, users who maintain fan accounts will have to indicate in the name or description of the channel that they do not officially represent a particular person.
If a fan channel copies the general look of the official channel, including its profile picture or background, it may be closed. The relevant requirements will come into effect on August 21.