YouTube started using artificial intelligence to automatically create chapters in long videos. Available since May, the chapters help users find the passage they want, but today, it asks content creators to indicate the timing of each topic in the video description manually. Now the idea to make the job easier.
On a page about features in beta, YouTube revealed plans to automatically add chapters and said the solution is being tested with a small group of videos. The platform explains that, instead of YouTube creators telling the timing of the chapters, the process will be done by machine learning.
“We want to make it easier for people to browse through videos with chapters, so we’re experimenting with automatically adding chapters,” the platform said. “We’ll use machine learning for text recognition and automatically generate chapters.”
Obviously, the creation of automatic chapters will only work if the sections are well defined, with a vignette or other solution in the video to indicate a change in theme. YouTube has yet to say whether it wants to automatically add chapters to the video, with a more flexible theme change.
The platform also offers an inbuilt form on this link have creators ask to remove their video from testing if they see a problem.
YouTube checks comments from time to time
YouTube also announced that it is testing a change in comments. The platform begins to show a small group of users an option to mark up when comments are made in the video. Today, like video chapters, this information needs to be added manually.
The platform intends to display an icon next to the comment box which, if selected, will display the video’s time. There is no prediction about when this option will be available, and automatic chapter creation will be available to all users.
With information: 9to5Google.