The spell of generative AI is just getting bigger and bigger with new amazing AI powered applications and services introduced everyday. I am indeed overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of possibilities that generative AI brings to the table. While the concerns of misuse are always there, but I am very much optimistic that this technology will positively transform education in unprecedented ways.
In today’s post, I am sharing with you this collection of handy AI Chrome extensions that will help you generate YouTube video summaries and scripts within few seconds. These AI Chrome extensions use artificial intelligence and natural language processing model to automatically generate summaries, abstracts and scripts for videos.
Now, instead of watching the whole video only to discover that it is not what you were looking for, you can quickly generate the summary and decide if it is what you are looking for or not. This would save you time and energy and enhance your productivity.
For us in education, these AI extensions can tremendously enhance the overall teaching and learning. For instance, in flipped learning settings where students watch video lessons at home they can use these extensions to summarize videos, generate written scripts, translate the script to the language they want, and much more. AI YouTube video generators will students to engage better with the video content, and also make it easier for instructors to assess their understanding.
Before you delve into the collection, let me remind you of some of the caveats to keep in mind regarding Chrome extensions. First, installing too many extensions on your Chrome browser can slow it down, so I advise you only install those that are useful and necessary.
Second, some of the Chrome extensions listed below still require further development and may produce results that are not always accurate. A rule of thumb when using any AI-powered tool is to always fact check information they generate. AI tools can go off rails and provide nonsensical and downright inaccurate data. Make it a habit to fact check AI generated information especially factual and statistical data.
The ChatGPT Chrome Extension & YouTube Summarizer is a free tool that allows users to access transcripts of YouTube videos, summarize the videos, and ask ChatGPT from the Chrome toolbar.
Merlin is a free tool that provides easy access to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4 on any website. Users can click Cmd+M (or Ctrl+M) to get a ChatGPT response on Google, Gmail, LinkedIn, Substack, and over 10 million other websites without the need to login to the OpenAI website.