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YouTube now has automatic captions for live broadcasts

YouTube and Google added basic caption in their videos in 2006 and a few years later they introduced “automatic captions” YouTube has already auto-captioned more than a billion videos and now they are focusing on their live stream videos.

When provided captions aren’t available, using YouTube’s live automatic captions can help. With the live automatic speech recognition (LASR) technology, creators will be able to add captions with error rates and latency “approaching industry standards.”

This feature will be provided over the coming weeks in English and refined over time to improve both accuracy and latency.

(Photo source: / YouTube Screengrab – Marzia)