Google Uses Deep Neural Nets to Improve YouTube Thumbnail Quality

Google is applying deep neural network technology to boost the quality of thumbnails on YouTube. Google has begun applying knowledge from its work in deep neural network (DNN) technology to improve the quality of thumbnails on YouTube.The goal is to see whether recent DNN advances in areas like image and video processing can be applied to improve Google’s automatic YouTube thumbnail generator so people can find videos more easily.Weilong Yang and Min-hsuan Tsai, members of Google’s video content analysis team and the YouTube Creator team, respectively, described the company’s efforts involving DNN and thumbnails in a Google Research blog post on Oct. 9.The blog offers a look at some of the fascinating work going on behind the scenes at Google to improve the quality of thumbnails—something that people use heavily…


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