YouTube now creates sub titles for ambient sounds
YouTube improved the function of automatic creation of subtitles. Now it will recognize ambient sounds in the video. While it is only about three sound effects include laughter, applause and music. New option is aimed for people with hearing impairments.
To determine the sound effects and adding appropriate subtitles YouTube uses machine learning.
In the future the company plans to add automatic captions for such sounds as barking, clanging and banging – after artificial intelligence to learn them well to recognize.
Google launched subtitles for video in 2006. Three years later appeared automatic subtitles.
In January 2017 the social network Facebook also launched a feature that automatically creates captions for videos on its pages.