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Google Bard is getting smarter, now better understands YouTube videos

Bard could already analyze YouTube videos, but now it can return much more specific answers to queries.

Published onNovember 22, 2023

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  • Google is updating Bard with more in-depth access to YouTube video content.
  • This will enable you to, for example, ask how many eggs are needed in a specific recipe video.

Google Bard might not be as good as ChatGPT in many ways, but it’s getting there. As an example, Google announced today that Bard will now offer a deeper analysis of YouTube video content, which could be very useful.

To be clear, Bard could already analyze YouTube videos from a previous update in September. However, this did not involve actual examinations of the video content and the ability to interpret that content for detailed queries.

In an update to the Bard changelog, Google briefly described Bard’s new YouTube ability and included an example of what’s possible:

We’re taking the first steps in Bard’s ability to understand YouTube videos. For example, if you’re looking for videos on how to make olive oil cake, you can now also ask how many eggs the recipe in the first video requires.

This ability to ask specific questions about a video could be invaluable. Another good example of what’s possible could be asking what specific tool is being used in a DIY repair video or the particular location of a travel video.

Google says it is introducing this feature because “you want deeper engagement with YouTube videos” and want a “richer conversation with Bard about it.”

To get started with Bard, head to its web portal and ensure the YouTube extension is enabled.

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