YouTube brings its AI summarizer to Shorts after rolling out Dream Screen to even wider audience

It's only available in English for now

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Key notes

  • YouTube is now launching its AI summarizer feature for Shorts.
  • Previously, the Google-owned platform was testing it for long-form videos in English.
  • It is now available for a small number of users on the YouTube mobile app.
YouTube Shorts

YouTube has been doing quite a few experiments for Shorts, its TikTok-like vertical video format. The popular video-sharing platform said it was rolling out Dream Screen, its AI-powered green screen, to even more Shorts creators. And now, it seems like it’s also testing its AI summarizer for the comments section of this format.

Initially, the AI comments summarizer was first launched a little while ago. At that time, YouTube said that this feature was coming for “large comment sections of long-form videos” so that new viewers could understand what everyone was talking about.

But now, according to a new update on its experimental page, YouTube said that this very feature was coming to Shorts. It’s now rolling out for folks in the experiment group on the YouTube mobile app, just after testing it for long-form videos for months & hearing good feedback.

“These AI-generated ?Topics are pulled from published comments only and cannot be created from comments that are held for review, contain blocked words, or are from blocked users,” the Google-owned platform promises, saying that the AI summarizer is currently available for a small number of English-language Shorts.

Unfortunately, though, Google doesn’t have the best reputation (so far) for its AI summarizer feature. Google Search’s “AI Overview,” which compacts search results into a summary, has currently faced criticism after users reported misleading information. Google, while acknowledging the issue, said that some of the screenshots that went viral online were fake.