The New Chatbot Experience
YouTube's latest innovation is the conversational AI chatbot, designed to elevate your video-watching experience. This chatbot can summarize videos, provide answers to your queries, and suggest related content. For educational videos, it can even quiz you on the topic. As part of Google's broader AI integration, it's available in English, on select videos, for Android users, and Premium subscribers in the US aged 18 and above. Look for the "Ask" button beneath the video to access it. The chatbot builds on YouTube's previous experiment with AI-generated video summaries, offering specific responses and additional information.
AI-Powered Comment Categorization
In addition to the chatbot, YouTube is experimenting with AI-driven comment categorization. This feature organizes a video's comments into topics, simplifying navigation for viewers. It's currently available on a limited number of videos with extensive comment sections.
This feature not only benefits viewers but also empowers content creators. Creators can engage in discussions and gather inspiration for new content based on what their audience is discussing.
While these AI tools show great promise, YouTube acknowledges that they may not be flawless, particularly in moderating comments. Vigilant monitoring is vital to prevent undesirable content from appearing in the comments section.
In light of recent changes, such as YouTube's ad-block hunt following criticism, users might wonder if the platform is still a viable choice. We'll explore this question in the context of YouTube's AI advancements.