Google Bard now watches YouTube videos and gives answers

Google Bard now watches YouTube videos and gives answers


22 November 2023

Google's Bard AI chatbot can now answer inquiries regarding YouTube videos, according to the company. Although Bard already had the ability to evaluate YouTube films with the launch of the YouTube Extension in September, the chatbot can now provide specific replies to questions concerning video content.

We’re taking the first steps in Bard’s ability to understand YouTube videos. For example, if you’re looking for videos on how to make olive oil cake, you can now also ask how many eggs the recipe in the first video requires. We’ve heard you want deeper engagement with YouTube videos. So we’re expanding the YouTube Extension to understand some video content so you can have a richer conversation with Bard about it.

The YouTube Extension for Bard could only be used to find specific videos prior to this recent release. You could, for example, ask the chatbot to search you hilarious videos. You can now ask the chatbot specific questions regarding video material. If you're viewing a travel video and come across a location you really like, you can ask Bard where it is.

The news comes just two weeks after YouTube began experimenting with new generative AI capabilities, such as an AI conversational tool that answers queries about YouTube's content and a new feature that highlights subjects in a video's comments.

The responses of the conversational tool are created by massive language models that use data from YouTube and the web. Users can ask the AI questions regarding the film they're watching, and the conversation takes place as the video plays. The comments summarizer tool uses generative AI to categorize the subjects of conversation in comment sections, providing users with a summary of what others have said.

The change also comes as Google has made Bard available to teens in the majority of nations around the world. In a blog post, Google stated that teens can use the tool to "find inspiration, discover new hobbies, and solve everyday problems." Teens can ask Bard critical questions, such as which institutions to apply to, or more enjoyable questions, such as how to master a new sport.

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