YouTube Live gains automatic captions, chat replay and more [techcrunch.com]
YouTube today announced [googleblog.com] several new features designed to improve the live streaming experience for both creators and viewers. The most notable additions include the ability to play back a live chat after the live stream ends, and the launch of live automatic captions on videos.
YouTube began offering automatic captioning back in 2009 [blogspot.com], and has since added captions to a billion videos, the company says. Live captioning a video in real-time is a bit more complicated, but advancements in speech recognition technology are making features like this possible. (Similarly, a new startup launched an app called Otter today [techcrunch.com], that live transcribes meeting and conversations – also thanks to advancements in voice technologies.)
Also at VentureBeat [venturebeat.com].