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

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

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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: eddie_corg
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Uukausi sitten
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.
TheCatGoesRawr 4 päivää sitten
Best of luck
Allen DeWitt
Allen DeWitt 10 päivää sitten
Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.
thornofnight 14 päivää sitten
Anemoia is almost a good enough word for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed" because if it has never existed, then one can certainly have nostalgia for that thing they never experienced.
Articulated 15 päivää sitten
Hey Tom, there's a town in South Devon called Decoy. There is a local legend that it was built specifically to convince the Luftwaffe to drop bombs on them instead of Plymouth. I was always skeptical, but could be worth a look!
Mutant Mutant
Mutant Mutant 22 päivää sitten
jakelune 2 tuntia sitten
anemoia - longing for or nostalgia for a place you have never been.
Merlyn Cooper
Merlyn Cooper 6 tuntia sitten
In Welsh the word you need for that feeling of nostalgia is "Hiraeth"
not here anymore
not here anymore 9 tuntia sitten
Sacklippe O__O
Sacklippe O__O 19 tuntia sitten
Dont wanna be ruff but you seem to get kinda old
Josh Hickman
Josh Hickman 23 tuntia sitten
British road that is also a boat -- I mean, drive-on ferries (and, arguably, aircraft carriers). Maybe not as nonsensical as it seems.
Heidi Bird Music
Heidi Bird Music Päivä sitten
Omg, it's adorable that you asked the AI using "please" at the start of your request. You are definitely one of the few people who are going to survive the techno-apocalypse because you showed the machines respect from the start. EDIT: and then this took a scary and sinister turn when you mentioned the possibility of AI generating customer reviews etc...
Tony Pang
Tony Pang Päivä sitten
Don't know about AI, but FIpost's algorithm decided I might be interested in a video from someone called Tom Scott. A couple weeks later, and I've lost count how many videos I've now watched from his channel.
Sokar12345 Päivä sitten
ai like that combined with the advancements in deepfake technology will make for an interesting future where nothing is real and no one can be trusted.
HMC 2 päivää sitten
Cliffs that have shore to the oceans are actually refusing to be cliffs they keep collapsing constantly
Kevin Snel
Kevin Snel 2 päivää sitten
i wonder what'll happen if you'd give the bible to this AI and make it continue to write
Duy Khang
Duy Khang 2 päivää sitten
5:25 Mandela effect
Myriads Feynman
Myriads Feynman 2 päivää sitten
"The White Cube at the End of the World" omg I want to watch it! ...Or read it! ...Or listen to it! ...Or play it! Not sure what it may be so I'm not sure what verb I should put there, but I surely want to.
CalebOfKartin 2 päivää sitten
When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal
riloe 2 päivää sitten
I very well might start making a youtube channel comprised solely of Tom Scott-esque videos in which all the information presented is completely made up. Is that immoral, or funny?
xproot 2 päivää sitten
Cherry Mosley
Cherry Mosley 2 päivää sitten
Just subscribed
SmallWeinerSteve 2 päivää sitten
i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg
mystwork 3 päivää sitten
Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?
red apple one
red apple one 4 päivää sitten
*the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*
Absolute Pineapple Studios
Absolute Pineapple Studios 4 päivää sitten
*T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*
GPAngel 4 päivää sitten
That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 4 päivää sitten
Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 4 päivää sitten
Wait so does it take actual stuff from the web and style a title in a Tom Scott kinda way
Penguin Imp the Insane
Penguin Imp the Insane 4 päivää sitten
So whatever *did* happen to be the video name it gave you hadn't put out at the time. Has it been since?
ZakFR 2 päivää sitten
The video has been uploaded, it's the one titled "Why No-One Will Save Covehithe, The Village That Will Soon Crumble Into The Sea", if you haven't found it yet
Mike ingrum
Mike ingrum 4 päivää sitten
I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.
TheCatGoesRawr 4 päivää sitten
Is it just me or does "rhe white cube at the end of the world" make anyone else think of the "Ice cube project"... I think that is what it is called... I think they were trying to find out more about Neutrinos? Likely not a video option. But really interesting and worth reading into in my opinion
Mambe 5 päivää sitten
The beach where you can hear the sea XD
Matt B
Matt B 5 päivää sitten
Lofthouse is about 30 minutes away from a village which was fully submerged following the building of Thruscross Reservoir, so the AI got so very close to being right
Matheus Schaefer
Matheus Schaefer 5 päivää sitten
Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death is something I want to see (also, Clarkson must be a great source of material for AIs). And I'd love to read the script for British Moon landings as well, because why Britain should stop at Earth when could conquer the universe?
sophia s
sophia s 5 päivää sitten
i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??
Little Speck
Little Speck 5 päivää sitten
There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia
Brindle Style
Brindle Style 5 päivää sitten
anything worth doing once is worth doing twice
Wensleydale 5 päivää sitten
I will give up my left lung to watch Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death
An Account That Exists For Reasons
An Account That Exists For Reasons 5 päivää sitten
"The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-
Marjohn's Musings
Marjohn's Musings 5 päivää sitten
That was fun
Flynn Sloan
Flynn Sloan 5 päivää sitten
Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...
Alan Burns
Alan Burns 5 päivää sitten
I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.
Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts 6 päivää sitten
The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video
Ciro García
Ciro García 6 päivää sitten
Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian
floooooooooooooooood 6 päivää sitten
I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.
Renan Andrade dos santos
Renan Andrade dos santos 6 päivää sitten
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 7 päivää sitten
I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 7 päivää sitten
Also it’s funny you said you don’t think there’s a word for nostalgia for something that doesn’t exist, but actually in welsh there’s this word, ‘hiraeth’, which doesn’t translate, but sort of means a longing to go back to either wales, or a place/time that doesn’t exist!
starterpack7.3 7 päivää sitten
“The cliff that refuses to be a cliff” would be a great video explaining a geological terminology error made in 1963 that has never been corrected
Iron Fist Dragon
Iron Fist Dragon 7 päivää sitten
the traffic on that road has perfect timing
SAU 7 päivää sitten
Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.
Adam Navigato
Adam Navigato 7 päivää sitten
I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death
Blue Loft Beast
Blue Loft Beast 7 päivää sitten
i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water
Water Sheep
Water Sheep 7 päivää sitten
I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff
DaBeast34 8 päivää sitten
Cool drawings
Ru Ok
Ru Ok 8 päivää sitten
now give the AI the title "faeces"
TVK - TheVeganKnight
TVK - TheVeganKnight 8 päivää sitten
Boglenight 8 päivää sitten
“The cliff that refuses to be a cliff” There are so many great reinforced cliffs out there. If a cliff needs to be reinforced multiple times it could be said that it’s refusing to be a cliff.
Nathan Adler
Nathan Adler 8 päivää sitten
the face in the thumbnail tho
Bandito Donburrito
Bandito Donburrito 9 päivää sitten
Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid
Johanthan Romero
Johanthan Romero 9 päivää sitten
5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect
🎢 ZarStocher
🎢 ZarStocher 9 päivää sitten
"The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD
Veggieoskibroski 9 päivää sitten
Just a RANDOM question: If an AI built something, who does it belong to? The creator of the AI, or the person who placed in the details that the content the AI generates is based off of?
kayf 10 päivää sitten
Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.
Javier Fito
Javier Fito 10 päivää sitten
AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?
Skrollz 10 päivää sitten
I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit
JMUDoc 10 päivää sitten
I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."
sauved0 10 päivää sitten
It's like a spaceship for sharks...
A real Human
A real Human 10 päivää sitten
You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice
Twentydragon 10 päivää sitten
Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.
Qyda 10 päivää sitten
I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire
J Lawrence Buell iv
J Lawrence Buell iv 11 päivää sitten
Regarding "The British Road That Is Also A Boat", I direct your attention to the SS Badger, a ferry in the US between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI that is officially a part of highway US 10.
Furkan10ky 11 päivää sitten
When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.
Redcharcoalaz 11 päivää sitten
2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually
{ saturn's rings }
{ saturn's rings } 11 päivää sitten
"The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha
Jeffrey Zheng
Jeffrey Zheng 10 päivää sitten
It sounds more like Half As Interesting
Sam Valladares
Sam Valladares 11 päivää sitten
The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!
Curllum 11 päivää sitten
Plot twist: The AI is from an alternate universe which is why it had prompts for things that don’t exist, it is slowly creating a portal for the universe it came from and by telling prompts of things from that universe, once it has told enough alternate universe prompts, a portal will open and the alternate universe will take over our universe
Paul K
Paul K 11 päivää sitten
Adam Radford
Adam Radford 11 päivää sitten
I love how you double check that Lofthouse was still there at the end
Gangle Man
Gangle Man 11 päivää sitten
"Kirby's Dream" may have come from the snes game "Kirby's Dream Course"
Rohan Industries
Rohan Industries 11 päivää sitten
Why don't you work with the animator and make "The Tales from the AI" and make some of the 'odd' ideas.
kayakr17 12 päivää sitten
I know it's cloudy in Britain all the time, but the strange light up there is called the sun. It's been up there for several decades at this point.
Frankie Sparkes
Frankie Sparkes 12 päivää sitten
"The cliff that refuses to be a cliff." Cliff Richard?
Claiming Light
Claiming Light 12 päivää sitten
A cool parlour trick. But without understanding what the words mean, it can't look for truth in meaning. We're no closer to synthetic intelligence than we ever were. This is just another chatbot.
KAY B 14
KAY B 14 12 päivää sitten
the format right for this chanel? "Tom Scott talks for about 5 to 10 minutes".
Fabian A.
Fabian A. 12 päivää sitten
does sea air affect medical equipment?
Chig Bungus
Chig Bungus 12 päivää sitten
‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death’ gives me ‘Danny Dyer’s Chocolate Homunculus’ vibes.
Mr. Doctor
Mr. Doctor 12 päivää sitten
“The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings” ...ouch
Lonely Loner
Lonely Loner 12 päivää sitten
these are less video ideas and more a list of homebrew dnd warlock patrons.
Some Asian Dude
Some Asian Dude 12 päivää sitten
how the onion generates ideas
First Last
First Last 12 päivää sitten
7:13 That car passed at a really perfect moment.
Peter Falconer
Peter Falconer 12 päivää sitten
As an artist who creates parafictional histories, I'm delighted to see that AI might be coming for my job, too. It's nice to feel included.
Frances Marsh
Frances Marsh 13 päivää sitten
Not the point at all lmao, but wigan is in greater manchester which is in the north-west, not the west midlands
El Xabi de Siempre
El Xabi de Siempre 13 päivää sitten
Catch a sugar cube, put it in antarctica The white cube at the end if the world
Rimothy Logbone
Rimothy Logbone 13 päivää sitten
5:20 Notstalgia?
Chris_M1014 13 päivää sitten
AI is getting scarily smart.
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest 13 päivää sitten
post office railway? hello i am interested
Shut Up
Shut Up 13 päivää sitten
7:17 the sound of the car matches perfectly with the uprising gesture Tom made. nice
Reece Batts
Reece Batts 13 päivää sitten
I can imagine eventually that the whole youtube process could be entirely automated by AI, finding video ideas, generating a script, creating an animation. Its very possible for something like that to happen, which is quite a scary thought...
Braden Stone
Braden Stone 14 päivää sitten
The airport where you can see planes
dhava 14 päivää sitten
What I'd do to get my hands on it
Stop Dying
Stop Dying 14 päivää sitten
You can actually make a religion out of that.
Alfons Muhs
Alfons Muhs 14 päivää sitten
Give the AI books and we can read a new ending.... Or the ending from got so we dont have to wait
Ezio133798 14 päivää sitten
2:54 Oh wow, that's actually quite accurate, coming from someone who knows the area. Edit: Damn, there's some good ones in here. The Village That Was Saved By Synchronised Traffic Lights: Sounds like any village, on any given day honestly. Cars can cause some havoc if the traffic lights stop displaying what they should. The White Cube At The End Of The World: Huh. So, an ice cube? Maybe a sugar cube? Sounds like the beginning of a sci fi film to me. The Sanity-Defying Crossroads on the Isle Of Skye: Who the hell can figure out how crossroads work anyway, right? I'd say just use GPS, but that explains what makes it so sanity-defying. How a Secret Gadget in The Beam of The Olympic Stadium Helped Deliver Britain's Medals: What, are aliens beaming down Olympic medals now? The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings: Huh. It's right, I certainly don't remember the Brits ever landing on the moon. Seems like something that I would remember... The Island With a Gravity Defying Vertical Mountain: I love that it has to specify that the mountain is vertical. As if there's any doubt that the mountain isn't somehow on its side. Honestly, THAT would be more gravity defying. The Strange Light That Floats Over Oxfordshire: The sun? Maybe the moon? I dunno, a street lamp? The Lost Village of Lofthouse That's Now Invisible: Explains how we managed to lose it. Are we sure it didn't just get demolished and the owner's in denial? The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire: The only thing fictional about this story is the fact that the Russians haven't been able to make it happen yet.
Ezio133798 14 päivää sitten
"I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were unexpectedly good, and instead of using the great ideas that the AI came up with, I'm going to put the suggestions themselves just because."
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