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YouTube Live Adds Automatic Captions and Other Features

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-02-26 20:01:31

YouTube Live gains automatic captions, chat replay and more []

YouTube today announced [] 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 [], 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 [], that live transcribes meeting and conversations – also thanks to advancements in voice technologies.)

Also at VentureBeat [].

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