Stability AI introduces Stable Video Diffusion model for generating short videos

Stability AI has officially introduced Stable Video Diffusion, a generative model for creating short videos. It is based on the Stable Diffusion model for creating images using text prompts. This is stated in a message on the company’s website. Stable Video Diffusion is available only in the trial version and ... Read more

YouTube launches 1080p Premium feature for owners of Android devices

YouTube launches 1080p Premium feature with a higher video bitrate for users of the platform’s web versions, as well as owners of smart TVs and Android devices, reports TechCrunch. The option is available to YouTube Premium subscribers. Initially, the feature was only available for iPhone and Apple TV, but Google ... Read more

YouTube will force authors to label realistic videos created by artificial intelligence

YouTube will require authors to label content that looks realistic and was created using artificial intelligence. The corresponding policy update will come into effect next year, writes Bloomberg. The new rules are expected to apply to content that is created using AI tools to more realistically reflect events that never ... Read more

YouTube is testing a Play something button that will show users random videos

YouTube is testing a new Play something button in its mobile app. It directs users to random videos, writes The Verge. The new option was first reported by Android Police. They noted that the button only directs users to YouTube Shorts. However, The Verge found that the feature can open ... Read more

“Hundreds of thousands” of deletions: YouTube users refuse to use ad blockers

YouTube users have begun to actively remove ad blockers, reports 9to5Google. They are taking this action because the popular video hosting service has stepped up its fight against ad blocking on its platform. YouTube has been carefully introducing these measures for months. For example, in the summer, it became known ... Read more

X wants to challenge YouTube and LinkedIn. What is Elon Musk up to this time?

Social media X intends to develop new business lines in video and recruitment. With this in mind, its management sees YouTube and LinkedIn as future competitors, writes Bloomberg. According to knowledgeable sources, the news was announced by X owner Elon Musk and the network’s CEO Linda Yaccarino during a meeting ... Read more

YouTube will provide video creators with tools for better advertising

YouTube content creators will get tools for better advertising in their videos. This is reported by The Verge with reference to the platform’s information. For example, creators can set timestamps so that the button to buy a conditional product appears in the video exactly when it is needed. In fact, ... Read more

YouTube surpasses Netflix in popularity among teenagers in the US

Teenagers in the US watch more videos on YouTube than on Netflix. This is evidenced by a new study by the investment bank Piper Sandler, according to CNBC. It turned out that 29.1% of the time that teenagers spend watching videos on a daily basis is spent on YouTube. For ... Read more

YouTube starts removing links to Come Back Alive due to “obscene images”

Ukrainian video bloggers have faced the removal of links to the Come Back Alive army aid fund on YouTube. The explanation for such actions is rather strange – the links are removed because of allegedly obscene content, writes AIN.UA. This was not an isolated problem; many popular bloggers wrote about ... Read more

YouTube to add AI tools to find music for videos and make dubs

YouTube is expanding the capabilities of its Creator Music project and adding an artificial intelligence feature to it. This will help creators find music for their videos, writes TechCrunch. Until now, Creator Music has allowed creators to search for specific songs, artists, or music genres. But soon they will be ... Read more

HeyGen neural network is able to voice videos in different languages, users test famous memes

The HeyGen neural network can automatically translate and voice over what a person says in a video in different languages. Currently, users can choose from several languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese, and Hindi. HeyGen co-founder and CEO Joshua Xu explained that to translate a video, you need ... Read more

Some YouTube employees are worried about the company’s future because of Shorts

YouTube’s management is concerned that YouTube Shorts may displace traditional long-form content. This is reported by The Verge with reference to The Financial Times (access by paid subscription). Long videos have been profitable for almost two decades. However, for three quarters in a row, this figure declined year-on-year. However, the ... Read more

Linus Media Group wants to check technical errors in its videos more thoroughly

Linus Sebastian, the founder of Linus Media Group (LMG), talks about working on technical errors and ethical issues in a new video, writes The Verge. LMG, the company behind the well-known tech tipster Linus Tech Tips, took a 10-day pause to evaluate its processes. During this time, the company held ... Read more

Linus Media Group suspends video production due to criticism of technical errors and allegations of sexual harassment

Linus Media Group, the company behind the popular tech tipster Linus Tech Tips, has suspended video production and is working to improve its operations. The company is currently in a crisis due to ethical violations and sexual harassment allegations, writes The Verge. In a video titled “What do we do ... Read more

YouTube is testing automatic creation of video summaries with the help of AI

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 ... Read more

WhatsApp is adding a faster way to send short videos of up to 60 seconds

WhatsApp adds the ability to quickly send short video messages. The function will operate according to the principle of voice messages, which the service already offers. It is reported by The Verge. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a short video about this feature and showed looping videos sent using it. ... Read more

Spotify plans to add full-length music videos to its app

Streaming service Spotify is considering adding full-length music videos to its app. This is reported by Engadget with a link to Bloomberg. According to sources, the company is negotiating with potential partners. But it is still unclear who will support this function and when it may appear. Currently, Spotify video ... Read more

YouTube is intensifying the fight against fan channels, new rules will apply to them from August 21

YouTube is intensifying up its fight against fan channels and updating its policies. It will be effective from August 21. This was reported by 9to5Google. 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 ... Read more

Criminals are increasingly using AI to create fake extortion videos – FBI

The FBI has warned of a rise in the use of artificial intelligence to create fake videos to stalk people for extortion purposes. This is reported by Ars Technica. “The FBI continues to receive reports from victims, including minor children and non-consenting adults, whose photos or videos were altered into ... Read more

YouTube is testing video blocking for users who don’t watch ads

YouTube is asking some users to turn off ad blockers or pay for a premium subscription, or they won’t be allowed to watch videos, writes Bleeping Computer. New approaches in the work of YouTube were described by one of the Reddit users. According to him, the hosting started showing a ... Read more

Artificial intelligence started to create funny but disgusting trailers and advertisements

A new type of content created by artificial intelligence is actively spreading on the Internet. These are trailers for fictional films and advertisement, reports CNET. A characteristic feature of such videos is that they are funny and at the same time disgusting. In such AI trailers, you can see distorted ... Read more

A jet plane filmed from a drone: Ukrainian Nazar Doroshkevich became one of the winners of the GoPro Awards: Million Dollar Challenge

A video by Nazar Doroshkevich of the Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer/aerobatic aircraft filmed from a drone, entered the list of the 55 best videos from more than 42 thousand works sent to participate in the contest GoPro Awards: Million Dollar Challenge. Working on such a video requires simply fantastic ... Read more

From February 1, YouTube will start sharing advertising funds with the creators of Shorts

YouTube announced that creators can start earning ad revenue on short videos, starting from February 1. This change will be part of a broader update to the YouTube Partner Program, which will require all participants to sign new terms of the agreement, whether or not they want to monetize their ... Read more

YouTube named the most popular videos, creators and songs of 2022 in the US

YouTube has released the top most viewed videos in the US for 2022 and other rankings that serve as a Rewind replacement to one degree or another. The list of YouTube’s top videos in the US “is based on video views uploaded in 2022, excluding shorts, music videos, trailers and ... Read more

Instagram Update: Videos shorter than 15 minutes will be shared as Reels

Yesterday Instagram announced the changes – all new video posts shorter than 15 minutes will be automatically distributed as Reels. Videos posted before this update will remain in the old format. The Videos and Reels tabs will merge into one to create a single section for all videos. What does ... Read more