Google is introducing cutting-edge AI experiments on YouTube to enhance the overall viewing and interaction experience. Although these features are currently in the early testing stage, a select group of YouTube Premium members may have the chance to try them out at youtube.com/new. In the initial experiment, Google’s goal is to simplify the navigation of extensive comment sections in lengthy videos. Using AI technology, comments are systematically categorized into easily understandable topics.
Revolutionizing Comment Management: YouTube’s New ‘Topics’ Feature for Enhanced Interaction and Content Creation
Participants in this experiment will encounter a novel option to categorize comments by “Topics” when accessing the comment section on mobile devices. This functionality is especially advantageous for content creators, providing a swift means to engage with their audience and draw inspiration from discussions for new content ideas. Content creators can also efficiently manage comments by removing specific comment topics, with the clarification that topics are generated from published comments, excluding those under review, containing blocked words, or from blocked users.
Enhancing Viewer Experience: Google’s Experiment with Conversational AI Tools and Educational Features on YouTube
Alongside the comment organization experiment, Google is testing a conversational AI tool designed to provide viewers with information and recommendations related to the video without disrupting playback. For educational content, this tool can offer quizzes and responses to enhance understanding.
Experiment participants can access the tool by tapping “Ask” under select videos, allowing them to pose questions or choose from suggested prompts. Google emphasizes that both experiments are geared towards enhancing user engagement and information accessibility on YouTube. It’s important to note that these features are undergoing limited testing, and over time, YouTube Premium members in the United States using Android devices will have the opportunity to participate in these experiments.