Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

> 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).

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35760598

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.




Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: