AI-Generated Summaries for YouTube Premium Subscribers
Google recently made a significant announcement, introducing an experimental feature on YouTube that allows users to access AI-created text descriptions of videos. This feature, known as AI-Generated Summaries, is exclusively available to YouTube Premium subscribers.
Limited Scope and Functionality
The AI-generated video descriptions are currently limited to a select number of English-language videos and accessible to a restricted group of users. These text summaries appear on both the search and watch pages of YouTube, providing a convenient overview of the video content without replacing the original description provided by the channel author.
Participating in the Experimental Testing
To be part of the experimental testing of this innovative feature, users are encouraged to pre-register in the relevant YouTube program. Additionally, some of the new AI-powered innovations may require a paid YouTube Premium subscription for access.
The Flamingo neural network, already in use for YouTube Shorts, has a similar function, automatically analyzing short videos and generating descriptions as metadata for better search indexing, notes NIXSolutions. However, these descriptions are not visible to users, serving solely for the search engine’s indexing purposes.