Recently, YouTube videos were added to Google’s Bard, a ChatGPT rival that has significantly expanded its functionality. With the help of this new feature, Bard can now understand and reply to queries about content on the well-known video-sharing website. This innovation is a direct result of YouTube’s own AI chatbot trials.
With Bard’s extensions, you can easily link the AI model to your Google account and use services like Drive, Gmail, and other apps. Now that YouTube has been added, Bard can help with both summarizing videos and finding specific clips that might be difficult to find with a traditional search bar.
Bard’s functionality has been extended to YouTube for useful purposes, like assisting users in retrieving information from videos that they may have missed. For instance, Google Bard can help someone who is watching a cooking tutorial and forget how many eggs are needed for a recipe. It also helps with understanding more complex videos, like those that show how to disassemble a phone or laptop.
This technological advancement seeks to improve information accessibility and interactivity in addition to convenience. But it’s important to recognize that Bard is not perfect, just like any AI system. In certain test cases, Bard mistook conversations about smartphones for conversations between siblings due to context misinterpretation. These incidents demonstrate the continuous need for advancements in AI technology.
Moreover, not all videos can be used with Bard, especially those that don’t have caption files. As a result, videos without commentary might not work properly on the system. Nonetheless, Bard shows efficacy through instructional videos that include clear explanations, condensed versions of important ideas in the form of bullet points, and more.