Edge Copilot can now summarise videos, generates time stamps

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Microsoft Edge Copilot is gaining a new superpower: the ability to process information from videos.

As shared by Mikhail Parakhin, CEO of Advertising & Web Services at Microsoft, the updated Copilot displays a video summary alongside the playing YouTube video. It even segments the video into key sections with timestamps, offering a detailed overview of the content without requiring viewers to manually scrub through the entire video.

What I found particularly impressive is that the YouTube video uploaded itself lacks timestamps. This could imply that Copilot is not simply regurgitating existing information but rather analyzing and understanding the video’s content to generate its own timestamps and summaries.

This feature rollout echoes Google’s Bard extensions for YouTube, which offer similar functionalities.

Microsoft’s Copilot update is currently available for a limited percentage of users, with a gradual rollout planned for everyone. The company also intends to bring this video processing capability to mobile devices, further expanding its reach and impact.

The ability to utilize video information has the potential to transform the way we engage with video content. Imagine being able to scan summaries, jump to key moments, and gain deeper insights from any video you watch.