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

22 feb. 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/
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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 Scott12 dagen geleden
    • K

      2_tan2_tan2 uur geleden
    • Do a video on the floating ship illusion in falmouth, cornwall!!!

      inkboy12345inkboy1234513 uur geleden
    • @Lax512 it’s openai’s gpt3 but you have to give reasons and it has to be professional, but you can use gpt2 which is open to the general public

      RedEraRedEra23 uur geleden
    • Wait Tom what was that aI though I want to mess with it

      Lax512Lax512Dag geleden
    • @Tom Scott you should go to Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly. (AKA the worlds smallest island) Its in the UK.

      Spencer WhippleSpencer Whipple2 dagen geleden
  • Ai is going to either destroy or advance the world in less than 10 years

    MahkusMahkus42 minuten geleden
  • The white cube at the edge of the world sounds like an scp

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

    Barbecue ShoesBarbecue Shoes2 uur geleden
  • "the strange light that floats over oxfordshire" the moon: am i a joke to you?

    SpaceexplorerSpaceexplorer2 uur geleden
  • 4:49 the ai really reinvented street fighter x tekken

    JustSomeCringyKidJustSomeCringyKid4 uur geleden
  • The road that is also a boat: I-90 floating bridge in Seattle.

    Donald RiversDonald Rivers5 uur geleden
  • Tom be soundin' like Mumbo Jumbo bout to give a Slime Block Tutorial

    Mr !!?Mr !!?5 uur geleden
  • Now it can do my homework!

    Ikethepro18Ikethepro185 uur geleden
  • 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.

    DJgregBrownDJgregBrown6 uur geleden
  • Should have started the whole video with the script GPT-3 ran for you, Tom!

    Omar SmithOmar Smith8 uur geleden
  • one of the suggestions were to make a video about the suggestions... AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII lmaoooooo

    Lookaz stanLookaz stan8 uur geleden
  • KIRBY"S DREAMland was a popular nintendo game (serie).

    FFwachtenFFwachten9 uur geleden
  • 1:03 I'm dying at the bottom one 💀

    Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz Olechowski9 uur geleden
  • Wigan is not in the west midlands. how insulting.

    KiieeraanKiieeraan10 uur geleden
  • That car going past at speed at 7:13 ... Couldn't have been netter timed honestly.

    Suburban MediaSuburban Media11 uur geleden
  • It's a bit disappointing that Kirby's Dreamland in reality is just a muggy patch of English countryside.

    FuzzzWuzzzFuzzzWuzzz11 uur geleden
  • 7:14 That car in the background had excellent timing. Right on cue

    Jude BedessemJude Bedessem13 uur geleden
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    sehhi vootysehhi vooty13 uur geleden
  • Was the episode you hadn't released yet at the time "Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly"

    Spencer ReisnerSpencer Reisner14 uur geleden
    • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

      sehhi vootysehhi vooty13 uur geleden
  • Stop forcing cliffs to be cliffs

    smhily ツsmhily ツ15 uur geleden
  • “I got a bad feeling about this...”

    Philosophical_CactusPhilosophical_Cactus15 uur geleden
  • The 7th one is a true tail

    izak baxendaleizak baxendale16 uur geleden
  • e here from jobos channel

    FrogboyaidanFrogboyaidan17 uur geleden
  • WTF YT!

    DestoryDestory17 uur geleden
  • Kirby's Dream

    PossiblyAMagicMagePossiblyAMagicMage18 uur geleden
  • 7:15 that timing was just too perfect for the car to pass by. Felt like a crescendo

    AzimAzim20 uur geleden
  • 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.

    lnpilotlnpilot20 uur geleden
  • 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.

    lnpilotlnpilot21 uur geleden
  • The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire sounds like it could be a novel written by the Cambridge 5.

    Pat KeysPat Keys21 uur geleden
  • plot twist scott isnt real hes just an ai, this was just him bragging about himself

    Brandon WithnellBrandon WithnellDag geleden
  • sounds like nas daily to me

    Simply KiwifiedSimply KiwifiedDag geleden
  • 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 DukeDag geleden
  • 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 BinderDag geleden
  • 7:16 sounds a bit like a cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    the_muteKithe_muteKiDag geleden
  • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

    William BrennanWilliam BrennanDag geleden
  • Im guessing the AI gave you the idea "The AI that helped me find video titles"

    Pickle BugPickle BugDag geleden
  • 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

    MeableMeableDag geleden
  • This AI is how Trump makes his speeches

    Tobi SmasherTobi SmasherDag geleden
  • A lot of those good-but-fictional video titles sound like ideas for SCPs

    EmeraldEmeraldDag geleden
  • Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death actually sounds like something Jeremy would come up with

    shadowXXeshadowXXeDag geleden
  • NOT-stalgia

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

    shitpostershitposterDag geleden
  • Ah yes the infamous Park and Ride System

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

    Backfisch_opBackfisch_opDag geleden
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" ah, a ferry

    Sara JohnssonSara JohnssonDag geleden
  • 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 LeoDag geleden
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" sounds like an SCP

    mateyro999mateyro999Dag geleden
    • @NickDev XD

      mateyro999mateyro9993 uur geleden
    • time to steal ideas

      NickDevNickDev6 uur geleden
  • 4:16 Tom: But I googled those words and they've never been put in that exact order anywhere online. Library of Babel: Am I a joke to you?

    SteveMSteveMDag geleden
  • little does the AI know, it just guessed the plot of wandavision

    Brandon ZhangBrandon ZhangDag geleden
  • Can we talk about how the AI accidentally created the plot of WandaVision?

    ScarletBee03ScarletBee03Dag geleden
    • When the human-created AI creates the plot of show about a human creating AI, while being hunted by humans using AI to build their own AI, which was a pre-existing AI made out of another human-created AI. (Yes, this does make sense and is accurate to the MCU plot.)

      TrevorTrevorDag geleden
  • Who else is here from Mumbo Jumbo?

    Lorenzo SegoloniLorenzo SegoloniDag geleden
    • Me

      Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz Olechowski9 uur geleden
  • I would love to watch “JEREMY CLARKSONS LOTTERY OF DEATH” on Amazon Prime Video

    Colin CrewColin CrewDag geleden
  • 9001st comment

    Mahpi 380Mahpi 380Dag geleden
  • if the thing that you said at the end of the video happends it wont make your job easier it will take your job

    Maks szczurekMaks szczurekDag geleden
  • tom kirby's dream land is a video game

    Parker SedberryParker SedberryDag geleden
  • I'm sure we're not too far off from "generate me a youtube video in the style of Tom Scott" :P

    ntt2kntt2kDag geleden
  • I'm hoping this gets good enough so that we can tell to to finish tv shows that we're cancelled.

    James HoldenJames HoldenDag geleden
  • Good

    Promi AkterPromi AkterDag geleden
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    ceerw butyceerw butyDag geleden
  • Do you memorize your scripts, do you use a prompter or just improvise?

    RubikingRubikingDag geleden
  • 7:18 that was the most perfectly timed car. It sounded so dramatic

    Nathan YoungNathan YoungDag geleden
    • Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

      ceerw butyceerw butyDag geleden
  • Nostagia for a thing that never existed... That's Vapourwave.

    Ben WalshBen WalshDag geleden
  • It's strange the English language lacks a word to describe the feeling of nostalgia for things that aren't real. The closest I can find are words that can't be translated back into English exactly. "a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament." - Saudade (/souˈdädə/) However, Saudade is used in relation to a feeling of longing for an absent "something", even if that thing never existed to begin with; such as when you see a painting of someone that seems familiar, and it brings with it the bitter-sweet feeling of having non-existent fond memories, and the knowledge you'll never see them. It's unlike Anemoia from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which is just the nostalgia for "When times were better, even if you were never there", it's more like carrying your past emotions with you into the present like a time capsule. This is the *closest* to what Scott asked, but it still does not feel entirely correct, considering Saudade is a far more blanket term from the melancholy of the past but having hope to experience old joys again in the future, even if it's with someone else. And then there's Sehnsucht ([ˈzeːnˌzʊxt]), a German noun that expresses the feeling of longing for a "something", and in psychology refers to the idea of craving an alternative experience. However, it's more in line with regret, and thinking of the "Could haves" or "Might dos", instead of having outright nostalgia for a thing gone by. The experience of Sehnsucht is more easily expressed as "What if I said yes?" or having fantastical ideas about the future, such as imagining ones self as famous, or a fated meeting of a true love, or even the idea of finding something new to make you happy. It feels almost natural to explain the feeling of nostalgia for things not experienced as "Agnostalgia", from ágnos/άγνωσ meaning "Unknown", and álgos/ἄλγος meaning "Pain", similar to the origin of Nostalgia.

    Clockwork OttersClockwork OttersDag geleden
  • 2:10 Everything is gray.

    MrEnjoivolcom1MrEnjoivolcom1Dag geleden
  • I think you ought to make one of the fictional ones as an April fools video.

    David BalaamDavid BalaamDag geleden
  • Make a separate channel with all the fictional ideas that GPT-3 made up if possible. They would be extremely interesting and would be very entertaining.

    Vicky BoiVicky BoiDag geleden
  • written by a bot

    Filthy LightFilthy LightDag geleden
  • Haha, English people call that a “beach”

    Blithe DreamBlithe DreamDag geleden
  • hiraeth welsh for nostalgic feeling for a home that was never yours

    NlC WILSONNlC WILSONDag geleden
  • There is this cliff that looks like an elephant. I think he's the closest we get to cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    IidaIidaDag geleden
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed "Country Roads", especially the Japanese translation

    Alex McDAlex McD2 dagen geleden
  • aberfan would be incredibly depressing but there is *definitely* a narrative there

    suddenpenguinsuddenpenguin2 dagen geleden
  • @5:21 hauntology.

    Alex TrebekAlex Trebek2 dagen geleden
  • I like the comparison to a sigmoid curve (an activation function that’s also commonly used in neural networks like GPT-3)

    Micah ReichMicah Reich2 dagen geleden
  • Nostalgia for things that never existed, eh? Weebs unite.

    Kingston SteeleKingston Steele2 dagen geleden
  • Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

    KerithanosKerithanos2 dagen geleden
  • I imagine if anything, the word we could use for nostalgia of an alternative reality could be “alternis ovilis” which would roughly translate from Latin to “alternative nostalgia” I guess that’s more of a phrase than a word.

    Yung AkumaYung Akuma2 dagen geleden
  • Skynet

    Astor ReedAstor Reed2 dagen geleden
  • Dude, you're reverse aging! Make a reveal video talking about how you're actually a vampire! 😆

    StephSteph2 dagen geleden
  • Tom is getting replaced.

    Jacob LowensteinJacob Lowenstein2 dagen geleden
  • "The green death and the industrial revolution." ...Arsenic Wallpaper?

    TomyironmaneTomyironmane2 dagen geleden
  • If that happens your job will be not easier but obsolete.

    govigovi2 dagen geleden
  • The word is nullstalgia.

    My NameMy Name2 dagen geleden
  • "The British road that is also a boat" There are streets named after Hood and Anson in Hastings. You think they'd be named after the admirals, but two of the neighbouring streets are Norfolk and Sussex. Turns out they're all named for battleships named after the admirals. Huh. Not boats, but sailors: there's a town in Canada (Ajax, Ontario) that names its streets after men who served on three WW1 ships. There was a big hoo-hah over it in 2020 when the name Hans Langsdorff (captain of the Graf Spee) somehow came up in the database.

    harbl99harbl992 dagen geleden
  • "Hey GPT-3. How can I ensure the success of the GPT-3 project?" Anyone read Avogadro Corp?

    FirstRisingSouIFirstRisingSouI2 dagen geleden
  • there is 100% a boat that’s a road you gotta find it

    Dylan EvansDylan Evans2 dagen geleden
  • hey Tom, have you ever counted in binary on your fingers?

    BbonnoBbonno2 dagen geleden
  • Well, your job might get a lot easier... but then, a bit after that, your job won't be needed... :-P *Singularity*

    N BeeN Bee2 dagen geleden
  • anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for

    13darkjems13darkjems2 dagen geleden
  • English but all letters are phonetically consistent

    Samantha LoweSamantha Lowe2 dagen geleden
  • This video was somehow not tagged as horror.

    QuillyikQuillyik2 dagen geleden
  • It's cool how you can raise the "temperature" of the "how predictable" to make "good" interesting video titles that would get more clicks than "the beach where you can hear the sea", but if it is too high, it's actually not real and relatable enough to makes us want to watch it, and as you said, you needed to get the right measure, like a recipe to make a clickable title. -Who would like to watch Jeremy Clarkson's in a russian roulette?- This shows us that we are strange creatures, searching for knowledge yet afraid of the unreal and unknown.

    Luiz GabrielLuiz Gabriel2 dagen geleden
  • For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.

    Toby LittlejohnToby Littlejohn2 dagen geleden
  • That word, one of nostalgia for something that doesn't exist; is hiraeth. It's Welsh.

    DumdumshumDumdumshum2 dagen geleden

    Lemon JumpsLemon Jumps2 dagen geleden
  • Tom Scott makes me want to say hi

    Bloop SmootBloop Smoot2 dagen geleden
  • 5:21 anemoia

    Vincent ZvolskyVincent Zvolsky2 dagen geleden
  • Anemoia (Word in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) is nostalgia for a time you've never known

  • I would love to watch one on the royal mail railway!

    Hanneke van der LuchtHanneke van der Lucht2 dagen geleden