YouTube is testing two new features integrating generative AI into its viewing experience: the comment topic tool and the conversational AI tool. in a blog postYouTube says these new features will help viewers better understand the content they’re consuming and help creators connect with their viewers. Here’s how they work.
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YouTube is experimenting with using AI to organize comment sections of long-form videos into themes and topics With this tool, creators can see what their viewers are talking about in their comments to quickly join the conversation or create new videos based on their viewers’ comments.
Creators can remove comment topics by deleting comments found on a particular topic, and topics are made up of published comments only, not comments that are blocked or under review.
Currently, comment topics are only available on a few English-language videos with huge comment sections.
YouTube’s other new AI-powered tool is a conversational feature that helps viewers engage more with the videos they’re watching. While watching a video, viewers can get answers to their questions about the video and get recommendations for related videos without interrupting video playback.
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According to YouTube, when someone is watching an educational video, the AI-powered conversation tool will give them quizzes and feedback that will encourage viewers to learn more.