YouTube says no to training OpenAI Sora artificial intelligence on its videos

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According to the video sharing platform, training AI with the videos breaks its terms of service Using YouTube videos to train Sora, OpenAI’s artificial intelligence text-to-video generator, would break the terms of service of the platform, according to Neal Mohan, YouTube’s CEO. This represents the first time the CEO has spoken on the subject Mohan used his first public comment on the subject to add that he did not have any firsthand knowledge of whether OpenAI had indeed trained its Sora artificial intelligence powered video creator with videos from the…

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The Google Podcasts app is dead

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The search and tech giant has killed the heavily downloaded application in the US. Google’s Podcasts app has been officially discontinued in the US as of yesterday, despite the fact that it had been downloaded more than 500 million times. Only 4 percent of listeners used the platform in the US US users of the Podcasts app were required to migrate their subscription data before the deadline or risk losing their listening information.  Unfortunately, this process was not at all straightforward, leaving many users confused and increasing the risk that…

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YouTube app is testing a less red experience

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The color has been a major part of the brand’s identity, but it is testing a toned-down version. The YouTube App is very easy to identify whether it’s open or not, due to the vibrant red logo and other components such as the progress bar. That said, the brand is testing out a toned-down version of the color. The video-sharing platform regularly tries new features and changes, but always leaves the red elements. The YouTube app is not new to additional features and tweaks to the design and experience, but…

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YouTube comments cleanup attempt launched, giving trolls a timeout

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Users whose abusive comments violate community guidelines will be suspended for 24 hours. A new rollout has begun in an effort to help control the growing toxicity in YouTube comments, particularly in terms of those violating community guidelines. The platform had previously used tools such as popups in the hopes of keeping interactions “respectful”. The improvement the YouTube comments environment had previously taken more subtle approaches, but the company has now added a touch more assertiveness to their angle by applying warnings and timeouts. If abusive YouTube comments are detected…

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YouTube dislike button barely has any impact on recommendations

YouTube dislike button

The “not interested” feature also does not have much of an impact on the recommended videos. A recent Mozilla study has shown that feedback tools such as the YouTube dislike button and “not interested” feature do not have much – if any – impact on the video recommendations a user receives on their homepage. Mozilla recently published their findings that the feedback tools barely work at all. Though the feedback tools might provide creators with some added information about what their audiences like, in terms of the recommendation algorithm, the…

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