Google’s Bard AI Chatbot Expands YouTube Video Capabilities

Google’s Bard AI chatbot has recently introduced an update that allows it to answer questions about YouTube videos, expanding its capabilities and enhancing user engagement with YouTube’s video platform. This new feature, known as the YouTube Extension, enables users to ask specific questions related to video content, and the chatbot provides accurate answers based on the video’s content.

The YouTube Extension, first launched in September, now offers deeper engagement with YouTube videos. Users can ask detailed questions about video content, and the chatbot will provide answers based on the video’s content. For example, if a user is watching a travel video and sees a place they like, they can ask Bard where the place is located.

The conversational tool’s responses are generated by large language models that leverage information from YouTube and the web. Users can ask questions about the video they’re currently viewing, and the conversation with the AI happens as the video plays. This feature requires the YouTube extension to be enabled on the chatbot’s web portal.

This update comes two weeks after YouTube started experimenting with new generative AI features, including an AI conversational tool that answers questions about YouTube’s content and a feature that summarizes topics in video comments. The enhanced Bard AI could analyze video content for marketing insights, audience engagement patterns, and content optimization strategies.

Google’s Bard AI chatbot now has the ability to answer questions about YouTube videos, thanks to an update that allows it to understand some video content. Users can ask specific questions about video content, and the chatbot will provide accurate answers based on the video’s content. This feature enhances user engagement with YouTube’s video platform and offers new opportunities for users to interact with and understand video content.