Microsoft’s Edge Copilot cannot summarise every YouTube video. Microsoft’s AI Copilot failed to summarise YouTube videos in the absence of a written transcript. Microsoft AI CoPilot added a new function to the Edge browser this week that will generate written summaries of YouTube videos. However, the time-saving option is limited and only works on pre-processed or subtitled videos.
Microsoft’s Edge Copilot cannot summarise every YouTube video
“For it to work, we need to pre-process the video,” said Mikhail Parakhin, Microsoft’s CEO of advertising and web services. If the video includes subtitles, we can always use them; if it doesn’t and we haven’t preprocessed it yet, it won’t function.”
In comparison to summing text transcripts of videos, The Edge Copilot does not appear to summarise videos. The tool, which summarises Teams video meetings and calls for customer support agents, is also accessible on Microsoft 365. They all require Microsoft audio transcription first.
Microsoft has not lagged in the AI drive to make more automatic services available. Google updated its YouTube addon for the Bard chatbot last month to summarise video footage and surface relevant information from it.