I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good

22 Vas 2021
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I didn't expect this to work so well. • Includes text generated by OpenAI's GPT-3 at my request: openai.com • Art by Chris Quay: www.chrisquay.com/ • Got an idea for a video? www.tomscott.com/contact/
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
OpenAI had no control or sign-off on this video, although I agreed to abide by their ethical guidelines and social media policy.
Thanks to Eddie the corgi's owner for introducing me to the folks at OpenAI: instagram.com/eddie_corg
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  • I should clarify that by "out of ideas", I mean that I've only got enough to last me until the end of March, or maybe the middle of April if lockdown eases. The way I work, that's close enough that I start to get worried.

    Tom ScottTom ScottPrieš 14 dienų
    • please make a series out of these funny titles, like a compilation (highest heat etc) because its so funny

      J KJ KPrieš dieną
    • How can I work with you?

      SpaceSpacePrieš dieną
    • Tom Scott is amazing!

      Captain CaptionCaptain CaptionPrieš dieną
    • Here is a good idea for you: How many bytes of information can you store on an A4 paper?

      doviiddoviidPrieš dieną
    • it's ok we love you

      AndgaChannelAndgaChannelPrieš dieną
  • What defines Tom Scott? The cars whizzing by noisily as people go to work or the store brings back a certain nostalgia, an interrupting backdrop to the presentation of trivia that is interesting only because of who is explaining it. However, at its root, the essence of Tom Scott is a humble and yet unapologetic reminder that, no matter how much knowledge, wealth, or power you may acquire, there is no person in this world who is more full of joy than the ignorant child who ponders the mysteries of the worms and bugs under a mossy log.

    tya04tya04Prieš 5 minučių
  • Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    David LiuDavid LiuPrieš val
  • 7:56 got me good. You've got a stellar sense of humor.

    LexinLexinPrieš 3 val
  • Why didn’t you let it write a script for „The beach where you can hear the sea“? That would have been more funny.

    Otakundead OUOtakundead OUPrieš 4 val
  • "Nostalgia for a past which never existed." There's no real word for it. But _The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows_ does offer vocabulary like "vellichor" and "anemoia".

    PPPrieš 6 val
  • Just to say, the Dr Who was Red death, not green.

    SqueakSquawk4SqueakSquawk4Prieš 6 val
  • I want to hear about the Aberfan disaster...

    Mirjan BoumaMirjan BoumaPrieš 8 val
  • I'm late as balls and probably someone already said it, but "the green death and the industrial Revolution" sounds like it's about the rise and fall of Arsenic based compounds and their use in Victorian EVERYTHING, not just the infamous Scheme's green. Which sounds like exactly the type of thing you could make a great video out of.

    Mirjan BoumaMirjan BoumaPrieš 8 val
  • Amazing!

    AniseedAniseedPrieš 9 val
  • the road that is also a boat, its not that impossible, green death industrial revolution is valid

    gestucv olonorgestucv olonorPrieš 13 val
  • Do the mail train RIGHT NOWW!!

    Luke CMBLuke CMBPrieš 13 val
  • Only slightly on topic, am I the only one who can't wait for the response by the pro-Socialism/pro-Communism movement when AI describes what they're asking for along the lines of "people who would rather be allowed to be lazy and still have an income?" The Skreeeeeeee will be brain shattering.

    LooniperLooniperPrieš 14 val
  • Now I want to know about the mail railway!

    techop2010techop2010Prieš 16 val
  • @2:28 you could make a valid video about aresnic poisoning in victorian times about this, how all sorts of products had it in them but since the only people in the houses enough to really show the poisoning were women it took years for doctors to figure it out since they thought it was hysteria.

    DecDecPrieš 18 val
  • @Tom Scott Xnopyt *noun* Definition: nostalgia for something that doesn't exist

    TehcTehcPrieš 18 val
  • everybody gangsta till they find a cliff that refuses to be a cliff.

    tennietenniePrieš 18 val
  • I Wonder if there’s any interesting stories about Middlesbrough

    Dizer DoneDizer DonePrieš 19 val
  • I feel like you could do a video on abervan and it be interesting

    LNER 4489LNER 4489Prieš 20 val
  • Just after watching the video, I thought of searching on how to use GPT-3. So I clicked the LTworlds's search bar, and started typing: "how" The second suggestion was exactly what I was going to type - "how to use gpt 3".

    TwskiTwskiPrieš 21 val
  • you shouldve released a fictional video and not told anyone for 1 week

    QuantumTapQuantumTapPrieš 22 val
  • I enjoy that MumboJumbo has watched this and used it to make his own video

    Aaron LucasAaron LucasPrieš dieną
  • 7:24 If you placed a truth constraint on anything, the whole universe would grind to a halt.

    tobuslieventobuslievenPrieš dieną
  • "Kirby's Dream" probably came from the title's of various Kirby games such as "Kirby's Dream Land", "Kirby's Dream Course", "Kirby's Dream Collection" and "Kirby's Return to Dream Land".

    Michael Withington-WalshMichael Withington-WalshPrieš dieną
  • I clicked only for the Union Jack on the moon.

    The Seed 219!The Seed 219!Prieš dieną
  • The word you're looking for is Anemoia. I dont think it's actually in any dictionary but it's generally accepted that it means "Nostalgia for a time you've never known" The song Midnight City by M83 really gives me these vibes and makes me really understand the meaning of that word.

    Anthony GrayAnthony GrayPrieš dieną
  • scaryyy

    menderelcapBIGmenderelcapBIGPrieš dieną
  • You should use the ones that were not real could be used on April fools

    D&MCG GamingD&MCG GamingPrieš dieną
  • Maybe revisit Avebury and some of your earlier videos?

    Tulle RönnmyrTulle RönnmyrPrieš dieną
  • And this is why i believe that 90% of conspiracy-theory comments on youtube are some chinese/russian AI designed to destabalize the western nations. Well believe... Or maybe its more like a soothing thought :O

    MoonMoonPrieš dieną
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, sounds like the William Gibson short story "The Gernsback Continuum"

    NestedParentheticalNestedParentheticalPrieš dieną
  • If anyone wants to try out GPT-3 for themselves you can try AI Dungeon. You can get access to the ‘Griffin’ model for free (limited to 100 actions a day or overcharged to 2000 actions) or pay for the superior ‘Dragon’ model. In the explore section someone has even made a scenario to make up Tom Scott video titles!

    Electros IndustriesElectros IndustriesPrieš dieną
  • Wigan Pier in the West Midlands???

    SteRDLKSteRDLKPrieš dieną
  • do an episode on why the uk is literally just a shitload of farms

    AquariusAquariusPrieš dieną
  • Came here from mumbo jumbo

    Anonymous4045Anonymous4045Prieš dieną
  • I really want to watch Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of death

    Matthew FlanaganMatthew FlanaganPrieš dieną
  • Why is Grian on the moon

    Lemmymaster,BasLemmymaster,BasPrieš dieną
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff could be really interesting :D

    TGAM123TGAM123Prieš dieną
  • "I don't think there's an English word for 'nostalgia for a thing that never existed'" I've got two "My life"

    Forgoten NullForgoten NullPrieš dieną
  • 4:12 "How the CIA plotted to kill Castro with explosive C-shells: the strange story of the leader of the Cuban revolution becoming an avid UNIX hacker." :-)

    Drops2centsDrops2centsPrieš dieną
  • imagine the Ai asked you to make a video about asking AI for videos ideas , META AF

    Kirito DosKirito DosPrieš dieną
  • What if we had a seperate series where it just consisted of fictional stories? I know someone else suggested this already, but we need this to happen

    DudeOnTheInternetDudeOnTheInternetPrieš dieną
  • Wow, I 100% see Rick and Morty writers using that AI.

    Light HouseLight HousePrieš dieną
  • Sad, there's nothing "open" about "open"AI

    GodGodPrieš dieną
  • 5:04 "the strange light that floats over oxforshire" thats just the moon

    crobtvcrobtvPrieš dieną
  • The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution does sound like a Doctor Who story, it'd likely be a two-parter.

    Connor OudConnor OudPrieš dieną
  • 7:09 Car passes by with perfect timing

    HoodieSticksHoodieSticksPrieš dieną
  • The White Cube at The End of the World sounds like a novel by Ursula K. Leguin.

    timothyp873timothyp873Prieš dieną
  • Google stadia anyone .... in a nutshell machine learning>>>!

    MrLunithyMrLunithyPrieš dieną
  • "specific and very limited ways" is this a jab at something political tom? ;)

    ArmadeusArmadeusPrieš dieną
  • 7:47 "my job will get a lot easier" bud I think your job will get automated rather

    Takito LokoTakito LokoPrieš dieną
  • I wanna know about Wiga Pier, the RRS Discovery, the Aberfan disaster, the New River, and the post office railway. I hope you actually reconsider and try harder to find a narrative hook.

    Cody NemoCody NemoPrieš dieną
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death is something i'd subscribe to Amazon Prime for.

    Cody NemoCody NemoPrieš dieną
  • What if one of the ideas it gave you for a video was were you talk about ideas that you can’t do in real life cause they’re fictional so you get an animator’s help to show what you wanna show..

    윱윱윱윱Prieš dieną
  • Ai is going to either destroy or advance the world in less than 10 years

    MahkusMahkusPrieš dieną
  • The white cube at the edge of the world sounds like an scp

    Derp KidDerp KidPrieš dieną
  • Wigan is in the North West, not West Midlands. A simple google search would have corrected this.

    Barbecue ShoesBarbecue ShoesPrieš dieną
  • "the strange light that floats over oxfordshire" the moon: am i a joke to you?

    SpaceexplorerSpaceexplorerPrieš dieną
  • 4:49 the ai really reinvented street fighter x tekken

    JustSomeCringyKidJustSomeCringyKidPrieš dieną
  • The road that is also a boat: I-90 floating bridge in Seattle.

    Donald RiversDonald RiversPrieš dieną
  • Tom be soundin' like Mumbo Jumbo bout to give a Slime Block Tutorial

    Mr !!?Mr !!?Prieš dieną
  • Now it can do my homework!

    Ikethepro18Ikethepro18Prieš dieną
  • The strange light the flow over Oxfordshire could be a work as once a Balloon shaped like a TV style UFO flow over north Oxfordshire and many reported it to fox FM at the time. One of those things I partially remember of FOX FM before they sold out they had good trusty local news but we all now media is now brought and not local on Heart FM which now own them.

    DJgregBrownDJgregBrownPrieš 2 dienas
  • Should have started the whole video with the script GPT-3 ran for you, Tom!

    Omar SmithOmar SmithPrieš 2 dienas
  • one of the suggestions were to make a video about the suggestions... AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII lmaoooooo

    Lookaz stanLookaz stanPrieš 2 dienas
  • KIRBY"S DREAMland was a popular nintendo game (serie).

    FFwachtenFFwachtenPrieš 2 dienas
  • 1:03 I'm dying at the bottom one 💀

    Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz OlechowskiPrieš 2 dienas
  • Wigan is not in the west midlands. how insulting.

    KiieeraanKiieeraanPrieš 2 dienas
  • That car going past at speed at 7:13 ... Couldn't have been netter timed honestly.

    Suburban MediaSuburban MediaPrieš 2 dienas
  • It's a bit disappointing that Kirby's Dreamland in reality is just a muggy patch of English countryside.

    FuzzzWuzzzFuzzzWuzzzPrieš 2 dienas
  • 7:14 That car in the background had excellent timing. Right on cue

    Jude BedessemJude BedessemPrieš 2 dienas
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyPrieš 2 dienas
  • Was the episode you hadn't released yet at the time "Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly"

    Spencer ReisnerSpencer ReisnerPrieš 2 dienas
    • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPrieš 2 dienas
  • Stop forcing cliffs to be cliffs

    smhily ツsmhily ツPrieš 2 dienas
  • “I got a bad feeling about this...”

    Philosophical_CactusPhilosophical_CactusPrieš 2 dienas
  • The 7th one is a true tail

    izak baxendaleizak baxendalePrieš 2 dienas
  • e here from jobos channel

    FrogboyaidanFrogboyaidanPrieš 2 dienas
  • WTF YT!

    DestoryDestoryPrieš 2 dienas
  • Kirby's Dream

    PossiblyAMagicMagePossiblyAMagicMagePrieš 2 dienas
  • 7:15 that timing was just too perfect for the car to pass by. Felt like a crescendo

    AzimAzimPrieš 2 dienas
  • There's a Portugese word for nostalgia for something that never happened: "saudade". And there's a word for nostalgia for things that did happen, but way before you even existed: "anemoia". E.g. a longing for the 19th century.

    lnpilotlnpilotPrieš 2 dienas
  • So, you essentially ran a random text generator that created thousands of nonsensical titles, then you picked a few that made sense. Congratulations: you came up with a video idea.

    lnpilotlnpilotPrieš 2 dienas
  • The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire sounds like it could be a novel written by the Cambridge 5.

    Pat KeysPat KeysPrieš 2 dienas
  • plot twist scott isnt real hes just an ai, this was just him bragging about himself

    Brandon WithnellBrandon WithnellPrieš 2 dienas
  • sounds like nas daily to me

    Simply KiwifiedSimply KiwifiedPrieš 2 dienas
  • You might find this word interesting then Anemoia - Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known (from the dictionary of obscure sorrows) As far as I can tell it’s not a “real” word but hey, all words are made up

    Sam DukeSam DukePrieš 2 dienas
  • If you need more content, make a playlist or a second channel of scripts that AI generates. Even if its not real, I would absolutely watch those videos, and I assume I'm not the only one

    Noah BinderNoah BinderPrieš 2 dienas
  • 7:16 sounds a bit like a cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    the_muteKithe_muteKiPrieš 2 dienas
  • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

    William BrennanWilliam BrennanPrieš 2 dienas
  • Im guessing the AI gave you the idea "The AI that helped me find video titles"

    Pickle BugPickle BugPrieš 3 dienas
  • Video ideas: "The science of diving by 0" "The things our brain doesn't let us remember" "An AI made this video" (lots of clickbait) "When will AI take over the world?" "Why do we use the Internet?" (human relations and stuff) "What's the time on Mars?" (a bit out of your normal videos but might be interesting) "What's the limit of computers?" "The battle between computers and humans" (about when computers became smarter than humans in terms of cpu power) "The Pink Lakes of Australia" Idk if you've made a video of these already but these might be interesting, I hope Tom sees this

    MeableMeablePrieš 3 dienas
  • This AI is how Trump makes his speeches

    Tobi SmasherTobi SmasherPrieš 3 dienas
  • A lot of those good-but-fictional video titles sound like ideas for SCPs

    EmeraldEmeraldPrieš 3 dienas
  • Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death actually sounds like something Jeremy would come up with

    shadowXXeshadowXXePrieš 3 dienas
  • NOT-stalgia

    Name of the RoseName of the RosePrieš 3 dienas
  • 5:23 isn’t that deja vu? Or is that a diff thing

    shitpostershitposterPrieš 3 dienas
  • Ah yes the infamous Park and Ride System

    JoniboiiJoniboiiPrieš 3 dienas
  • A guy just talking in one take. No jumpcuts, no three cuts per sentence, just coherent interesting talking. I love it.

    Backfisch_opBackfisch_opPrieš 3 dienas
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" ah, a ferry

    Sara JohnssonSara JohnssonPrieš 3 dienas
  • I would love for you to make a full series of videos in your signature-style, presenting these parallel-world places and events.

    Lukas Oliver LeoLukas Oliver LeoPrieš 3 dienas