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

22 veebr 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 Scott4 päeva tagasi
    • More virtual gameshows! You're practically a genius when it comes to gameshow design.

      Rhys BRhys B3 tundi tagasi
    • Whoah, I'm gonna need a full video on that amazing beach and the sounds it makes.

      PXPX9 tundi tagasi
    • Can you do a video on the HMS Resolution?

      sneekmatrixsneekmatrix11 tundi tagasi
    • I want to believe this is meta and this video is exactly what the AI determined would be the best idea for a video

      Nathan TaylorNathan Taylor12 tundi tagasi
    • @4:46: The Netherlands has a town called Groningen which has synchronized bicycle traffic lights. It was part of a major overhaul of the city, turning it into an anti-car and pro-bicycle town. I guess you could argue synchronized traffic lights saved Groningen?

      Captain ZorkCaptain Zork22 tundi tagasi
  • Is this how conspiracy theories are made?

    Zoe BaconZoe Bacon5 minutit tagasi
  • tom somehow explains ideas and examples better than any of my teachers

    imvoimvo7 minutit tagasi
  • Maybe the cliff that refuses to be a cliff is a cliff that due to mesurement convention changes became a mountain in some states.

    robe a caso Instagramrobe a caso Instagram8 minutit tagasi
  • I would enjoy you doing some material on the park and ride system.

    RND TVRND TV11 minutit tagasi
  • Ohhh!! Please, please, do a series of videos scripted by AI and make them look like real stories! It'd be fun to watch and also see how believable we could make the AI with little help :D

    InsomniumerInsomniumer14 minutit tagasi
  • So many of these false (but sensible) suggestions sound like they'd be found in Night Vale

    Scott RobinsonScott Robinson35 minutit tagasi
  • I have an idea of the nonexistent nostalgia, it's nonstalgia

    itogiitogi46 minutit tagasi
  • Imagine the amount of novel someone could write with all those idea 😂

    WafiqWafiq49 minutit tagasi
  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" - that sounds *exactly* like a video title of yours.

    ComicalComicalTund tagasi
  • Dying to see a video of the lesser-known British moon landings

    j lcj lcTund tagasi
  • if you personify Ai as a tolder it helps

    laoklaok2 tundi tagasi
  • Wigan pier is not in the West Midlands; it's in WIGAN!

    BliggerdetBliggerdet2 tundi tagasi
  • I want to see Avebury remade! :)

    JMThoughtJMThought2 tundi tagasi
  • Plot twist, the AI made this video

    pixeltwentyfivepixeltwentyfive2 tundi tagasi
  • Ah yes, an island with gravity defying vertical mountain

    TerenceTerence2 tundi tagasi
  • Was the village invisible when it was lost? "The Lost Village of Lofthouse That's Now Invisible" sounds like it was lost and then became invisible for unrelated reasons.

    Jerry FlowersJerry Flowers2 tundi tagasi
  • “Jeremy Clarkson’s lottery of death” - Internet - Do your thing, make this happen!

    Simon BondSimon Bond2 tundi tagasi
  • Oh my god! I laughed so hard when the AI made up an interview about you 😂😂

    Louna JushpeLouna Jushpe2 tundi tagasi
  • These are perfect for SCP titles

    therealplntstherealplnts2 tundi tagasi
  • The AI can be an SPC *dundundund*

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe32 tundi tagasi
  • Plot twist the AI is made in the parallel universe

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe33 tundi tagasi
  • Hi Tom as a spokesperson and guru for the great unwashed, what are your thoughts on the Covid-19 Passport and the possibility of Mandatory Vaccination ? Stay Safe

  • What we need now is the Scott Thomas Channel, covering all these alternate reality topics with absolute sincerity.

    Rhys BRhys B3 tundi tagasi
  • I wish I knew a beach where you could hear the sea

    Psixen SPsixen S3 tundi tagasi
  • Did you ever do a video on the village of Derwent, which is now at the bottom of a reservoir? I would have thought that ideal for your channel, but cant find it through searches.

    JytJyt4 tundi tagasi
  • Next stop, having it generate conversation so you can feel like you're actually talking with someone (and I know the perfect guy to do that for..🥺)

    0MindSwept00MindSwept04 tundi tagasi
  • Jesus, that Lofthouse bit at the end was unexpected. And funny.

    Odin EntertainmentOdin Entertainment4 tundi tagasi
  • There's no white cube at the end of the world? Someone should fix that.

    Mark SommervilleMark Sommerville4 tundi tagasi
  • Desiderium

    Ambrose Seymour-JonesAmbrose Seymour-Jones5 tundi tagasi
  • The most deadly lottery... in the world

    G HutchG Hutch5 tundi tagasi
  • That's exactly what the Russians want you to think

    G HutchG Hutch5 tundi tagasi
  • Bot that gives good ideas: *exists* Michael Reeves: *I'll take your entire stock*

    Winja_Winja_5 tundi tagasi
  • ‘The road that is also a boat’ Isn’t that just a ferry?

    Gentleman FoxGentleman Fox5 tundi tagasi
  • I love seeing people do cool things with AIs like GPT and this has to be my new favorite. A very good video.

    Captain ZidgelCaptain Zidgel6 tundi tagasi
  • Wt f is the video

    MashAllah Food SecretsMashAllah Food Secrets7 tundi tagasi
  • Why. Is this tom scott comment section on a Danganronpa video

    Black ShoedBlack Shoed7 tundi tagasi
  • What you've done there isn't 'use an AI to generate video titles'. I believe the correct term is 'Tom Scott does interdimentional cable'.

    p5ym0np5ym0n7 tundi tagasi
  • "The white cube at the end of the world"? Sounds like an idea for a "modern artist" in Tierra del Fuego....

    Sword of ApolloSword of Apollo7 tundi tagasi
  • Another interesting video idea: the stop lights on the road to Zermatt, Switzerland. Not for traffic, mind you, but for avalanches. There is a phased array radar that detects snow movement on the mountain and automatically stops traffic.

    Marc-André ServantMarc-André Servant7 tundi tagasi
  • 5:05 That's just the moon when you take a picture of it on your phone

    Cody StreverCody Strever7 tundi tagasi
  • "A Russian utopia in east Yorkshire" COMRADES

    Ole RasmussenOle Rasmussen7 tundi tagasi
  • "Nostalgia for a future that never existed" search up sovietwave music. Really interesting stuff and a touching notion.

    Austinn FaucetedAustinn Fauceted8 tundi tagasi
  • I was so excited to get access to GPT3 for my research. It is a beast!

    Imtihan AhmedImtihan Ahmed8 tundi tagasi
  • Have you ever looked at doing one on Calum's Rd on the Isle of Skye?

    Owen BrighurstOwen Brighurst8 tundi tagasi
  • I've heard the word sehnsucht, used to describe the feeling of nostalgia of something that never existed. Its a German word that describes "longing and nostalgia for a far-off home one has never visited"

    DANLiDANLi8 tundi tagasi
  • Over computerphile Rob Miles interpreted the GPT 3 paper and the general conclusion is that we're not close to tapering off in regard to language models: if we can throw more compute into a model, it's expected to improve further, in a manner that can be described as linear.

    Cristian GarcíaCristian García9 tundi tagasi
  • "Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death" - well, make it "Richard Hammond's lottery of death" and you have the alternate title for "The Grand Tour".

    Bitfire31337Bitfire313379 tundi tagasi
  • Ah yes, OpenAI. The thing that thousand of weird people use to make stories based on their degenerate fetishes.

    New Meta KnightNew Meta Knight9 tundi tagasi
  • A.N.N.E. is a protocol standard for storing various data on-chain via OP return (and later op pushdata). It loosely emulates the human brain in that its basic building block is a neuron and those neurons interconnect to form circuits. Using the standard creates a “relon”. A relon is a conceptually encoded standardized indexed triplet. Everything and anything can be encoded with ANNE by breaking it down into its most basic concepts and wiring them back together as a circuit.

    EarthEarth9 tundi tagasi
  • That face, when an AI could do fiction better than you

    Fikri FadhlurrahmanFikri Fadhlurrahman9 tundi tagasi
  • Honestly, 'The beach where you can hear the sea' sounds like a video with some very interesting twist :)

    M MariaM Maria9 tundi tagasi
  • real is cool and all, but having a tom scott video abput the white cube at then end of the earth would be kind of better

    ruokruok9 tundi tagasi
  • 5:04 "The strange light that floats over-" wait a minute, thats the moon!

    Carbon CoilCarbon Coil10 tundi tagasi
  • "There was no Russian utopia!" That sounds EXACTLY what a Russian utopia would like you to believe! agreed!

    Regdu GehtRegdu Geht10 tundi tagasi
  • How about "The strange migrating pattern of seahorses" ?

    Pierre Villemaire-BrooksPierre Villemaire-Brooks10 tundi tagasi
  • "The long forgotten history of the British moon landing" *BRITANIA RULES THE WAVES INTENSIFIES*

    Silver NightSilver Night10 tundi tagasi
  • Your job wont just become easier, it will become extinct.

    sirkasticsirkastic10 tundi tagasi
  • Tom, chill out :)

    Stijn van het ReveStijn van het Reve11 tundi tagasi
  • Where is the end of the world, and how big a kickstarter campaign would you need to build a white cube there? The south pole seems like a good bet, but you could make an argument for Tristan da Cunha. I like the idea of you starting to make interesting places just so you can make videos about them, like that crimestoppers presenter who went on a killing spree.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collins11 tundi tagasi
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" The Newport Transporter Bridge you covered a while back has a section that cars drive onto (like a road) but which is called a gondola (like a boat). It wouldn't be a good video, but there's almost some good wordplay there.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collins11 tundi tagasi
  • The theme I've picked up from your videos is "this thing/event and its relation to history and technological development." Obviously it's a lot more broad than just history and technology, but even your videos on present issues seem to be things that will be relevant for those things in the future.

    Allan JohnsonAllan Johnson11 tundi tagasi
  • 5:24 I’m cracking up because I’ve heard this concept before but it was in Frank Javcee’s “How to Simpsonwave” video

    MichaelMichael11 tundi tagasi
  • Wierd... people are boring

    Cuntsen DicksnburgerCuntsen Dicksnburger11 tundi tagasi
  • The commitment to Lofthouse is ridiculous

    Ashley GouldAshley Gould11 tundi tagasi
  • 7:17 Well that's convenient.

    GBA811GBA81112 tundi tagasi
  • What's the ai called

    PlagalurksPlagalurks12 tundi tagasi
  • - ok guys, so here’s the famous cliff that refuses to be a cliff. - did you just call me a cliff?!

    Cameron JamesCameron James13 tundi tagasi
  • Fernweh (German) - Feeling homesick for a place you've never been.

    secpdsecpd13 tundi tagasi
  • A video on why television competitions have to allow free postal entries- when they charge £2+ SMS cost to enter. Why don't they charge the postal people? Or why offer postal at all? Are they forced to?

    AdamAdam13 tundi tagasi
  • The lumpy memory clinically boil because lamp holoprosencephaly wink abaft a steady mosque. noiseless, eight snowplow

    Joanna ThompsonJoanna Thompson13 tundi tagasi
  • I like this BBC show! :)

    neoxerxesneoxerxes13 tundi tagasi
  • "failed Russian utopia in Yorkshire" lmao that's some quality comedy

    SomethingGreatishappeningSomethingGreatishappening13 tundi tagasi
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, is that similar to feelings of nostalgia for a time before you were born?

    chris davidsonchris davidson13 tundi tagasi
  • *Tom Scott in the thumbnail looking like the chicken from Moana*

    sirchicken foodsirchicken food13 tundi tagasi
  • This video should be titled: "Tom Scott discovers the 'Fiction' genre and wants to switch jobs".

    Jp ObiJp Obi13 tundi tagasi
  • it's great! how about a vacation? if you're not already on vacation - permanently - to make these videos...

    HlkpfHlkpf14 tundi tagasi
  • This was an epic video! Thank you!

    SnopFopSnopFop14 tundi tagasi
  • You can make a second channel of all the fictional videos!?!!!?!!

    WhippySpoosledorfWhippySpoosledorf14 tundi tagasi
  • 5:22 i suggest scottstalgia

    Lars Tangen-HestnesLars Tangen-Hestnes14 tundi tagasi
  • Plot Twist: Tom has been getting his ideas from this service for forever but then the AI told him to do a video on itself.

    dzlandisdzlandis14 tundi tagasi
  • So, That's the "Kirby's Dream Land" all the kids were talking about...

    Mr BlitzMr Blitz14 tundi tagasi
  • I prefer the AI content. Reality is irrelevant.

    tagtag66tagtag6614 tundi tagasi
  • The gravity defying mountain sounds like a type of cliff that confused geologists because through the calculations, the rock should have slipped or broken off and their not sure why it hasn't

    littledergonlittledergon15 tundi tagasi
  • The closest word to what you were asking for is the word Anemoia. Which means to feel nostalgia for a time you've never known or lived in.

    TeamgetoutTeamgetout15 tundi tagasi
  • What actually makes a Tom Scott video? I think it's just things about things. I mean looking at Scott's old stuff from 7 years ago, it's... interesting. Maybe the secret is visual facts for people who appreciate the little known things that assist humans in everyday life. Or inventions, or...well, anything.

    b9yb9y15 tundi tagasi
  • 5:22 lostalgia

    JohnHenry MillsJohnHenry Mills15 tundi tagasi
  • What do you mean you had to turn it down, it was perfect with "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death"! Frankly at times Top Gear seemed like a death lottery for them with some of their ideas

    Matthew NapoletanoMatthew Napoletano15 tundi tagasi
  • A video about trying to find the subject for a video? Freaking brilliant! You still taught us new things.

    Marcus DaughtryMarcus Daughtry15 tundi tagasi
  • Well it's not just a cheap-thougt correlation between people getting dumber (resulting in more astouned or facinated watchers or consumers) thinking the robot stuff must have improved. Also there seems to be way to much stuff in the internet (which often isn't well re-viewed oder "remastered" though). I'd improve a lot of data strings (or what you'd call them) but who would tolerate calming dry logic, simple "dull" truth? Take a look at wikipedia, where 90% of "alternative data" isn't tolerated by faint-coloured thinking dominators. And reporters and journalists are getting mentally aimed on when they post an assumption. Why don't they add some words like "this is beta information, we are only 92 percent sure". Some consuming people would like and enjoy to handicraft. Most men would need to. We get enough ' that stuff. Modern perfection won't properly breathe. But who "sinks down to my level" anyway...

    Simon JäkleSimon Jäkle16 tundi tagasi
  • What on earth, this is amazing

    Invertland ProductionsInvertland Productions16 tundi tagasi
  • I want to watch Clarkson’s lottery of death tho

    J RJ R16 tundi tagasi
  • Imagine being so interesting that a video about yourself running out of ideas for videos is still interesting

    Lucas OnLucas On16 tundi tagasi
  • Anemoia is nistalgia for a time youve bever known, i thinks its applicable

    Noah McGaffeyNoah McGaffey16 tundi tagasi
  • Your job will get a lot easier, but only to the point where the AI can also create a person from scratch that tells the story for you in a fictonal world it generated. Novels will be written by AI and I don't know if I like it.

    RemizZRemizZ16 tundi tagasi
  • There was that bizarrely square iceberg back in 2018, so "The White Cube at the End of the World" isn't so much an impossible thing as it is one that was missed.

    TiypoTiypo16 tundi tagasi
  • 5:22 There is a german word "sehnsucht" which describes this feeling. Its direct meaning as a "longing and nostalgia for a far-off home one has never visited," :)

    NotAdmmNotAdmm16 tundi tagasi
  • I can imagine you making a video called the only beach where you can hear the sea and the video reveals that all the beaches are technically 1 or that the sea isn't the sea

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paine16 tundi tagasi
  • Best one for me was about the long forgotten British Moon Landings?!!!!

    plica06plica0616 tundi tagasi
  • I don't even think it's spooky or new. Just better than previous renditions. People have been using this tech for a while now and it's sometimes difficult to spot.

    miinyoomiinyoo16 tundi tagasi