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> when I want information, I’m not interested in the fluff. Get to the point.

A few months ago I started using AssemblyAI to read YouTube videos (by running speech recognition on them) instead of watching them.

Then I realized, there were usually only a few pieces of useful information in the video. So I'd copy-paste the transcript into ChatGPT and ask it what they are.

For longer videos it doesn't fit, so I made a tool to turn them into bullet points in 2 phases (summarize each chunk, then take that and summarize it).


Assembly charge $1/hour if you use the API (though their Playground is free) so I switched to just scraping the YouTube auto-captions. They're pretty bad but generally good enough input for a summary.

Genious move into outsource critical thinking, lol.

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