Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday October 13, 2015

Improving YouTube Video Thumbnails With Deep Neural Nets

YouTube is using neural nets to improve video thumbnails? Whatever happened to just using misleading bikini / cleavage pictures of girls that aren't even in the video?

While a video is being uploaded to YouTube, we first sample frames from the video at one frame per second. Each sampled frame is evaluated by a quality model and assigned a single quality score. The frames with the highest scores are selected, enhanced and rendered as thumbnails with different sizes and aspect ratios.