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.

There is also the issue of privacy. These extensions do collect data so make sure to read the privacy policy and terms of use before proceeding.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to some of the best AI YouTube video summary generators that are currently available in Chrome web store.

1. YouTube Summary with ChatGPT

YouTube Summary with ChatGPT is a Chrome Extension that uses OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI technology to provide quick summaries of YouTube videos, saving users time and helping them learn faster. Users can access the summary of a video by clicking the summary button on the video thumbnail while browsing YouTube videos.

2. YouTube Summarized

YouTube Summarized is Chrome extension that uses Open AI technology to generate summaries of YouTube videos. The Process is simple and easy: install the Chrome extension, add the API key, and click on any YouTube video to generate its summary. You can share summaries with others using unique URLs. YouTube Summarized offers a handy tutorial to show you how to install and generate YouTube summaries. 

3. The ChatGPT Chrome Extension & YouTube Summarizer

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. 

When users visit YouTube videos, they can see a gadget box on the top right that provides quick access to the transcripts. Clicking “View AI Summary” allows users to view a summary of the video. The Chrome toolbar provides access to ChatGPT for instant assistance.

4. YouTubeDigest

YouTubeDigest uses ChatGPT AI to provide concise and informative summaries of YouTube videos, thereby saving time and increasing productivity. Users can choose from various summary formats, such as a single paragraph summary, bullet-point summaries, layered bullet points with video chapters, and article-style summaries. 

The tool also allows users to customize their experience by choosing specific time ranges and translating content between languages. Additionally, users can export their summaries as PDF, DOCX, or plain text for easy sharing.

5. Merlin

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. 

Additionally, users can summarize Youtube videos, blogs on Medium and Substack, and generate effective email responses with a click. Merlin also allows users to save frequently used prompts to automate repetitive tasks, and it can be used to create auto drafted replies on LinkedIn, Gmail, and Twitter for social engagement.

6. Eightify: AI Youtube Summary with GPT

Eightify is another interesting AI extension that enables you to generate instant summaries of YouTube videos. Here is how to use it: open a video, click on the ‘Summarise’ button, and access the AI-generated summary. 

7. YouTube Videos Summary 

This is another videos summary generator that allows you to get and access summaries of YouTube videos quickly and easily. The tool saves time by providing a transcript of the video content.You can easily copy information from both the YouTube and ChatGPT pages.