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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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 ScottMánuði síðan
    • Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.

      Allen DeWittAllen DeWitt3 dögum síðan
    • 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.

      thornofnightthornofnight8 dögum síðan
    • 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!

      ArticulatedArticulated8 dögum síðan
    • Hello

      Mutant MutantMutant Mutant15 dögum síðan
    • T f

      ViolaWithRobynViolaWithRobyn15 dögum síðan
  • 2:45

    Renan Andrade dos santosRenan Andrade dos santos9 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing

    Lloyd DaviesLloyd Davies15 klukkustundum síðan
    • 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!

      Lloyd DaviesLloyd Davies15 klukkustundum síðan
  • “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

    starterpack7.3starterpack7.315 klukkustundum síðan
  • the traffic on that road has perfect timing

    Iron Fist DragonIron Fist Dragon17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.

    SAUSAU19 klukkustundum síðan
  • I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death

    Adam NavigatoAdam Navigato22 klukkustundum síðan
  • i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water

    Blue Loft BeastBlue Loft BeastDegi Síðan síðan
  • I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff

    Water SheepWater SheepDegi Síðan síðan
  • Cool drawings

    DaBeast34DaBeast34Degi Síðan síðan
  • now give the AI the title "faeces"

    Ru OkRu OkDegi Síðan síðan
  • Interesting.

    TVK - TheVeganKnightTVK - TheVeganKnightDegi Síðan síðan
  • “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.

    BoglenightBoglenight2 dögum síðan
  • the face in the thumbnail tho

    Nathan AdlerNathan Adler2 dögum síðan
  • Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid

    Bandito DonburritoBandito Donburrito2 dögum síðan
  • 5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect

    Johanthan RomeroJohanthan Romero2 dögum síðan
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD

    🎢 ZarStocher🎢 ZarStocher3 dögum síðan
  • 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?

    VeggieoskibroskiVeggieoskibroski3 dögum síðan
  • Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.

    kayfkayf3 dögum síðan
  • AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?

    Javier FitoJavier Fito3 dögum síðan
  • I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit

    SkrollzSkrollz3 dögum síðan
  • I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."

    JMUDocJMUDoc4 dögum síðan
  • It's like a spaceship for sharks...

    sauved0sauved04 dögum síðan
  • You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice

    A real HumanA real Human4 dögum síðan
  • Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.

    TwentydragonTwentydragon4 dögum síðan
  • I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire

    QydaQyda4 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    J Lawrence Buell ivJ Lawrence Buell iv4 dögum síðan
  • When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.

    Furkan10kyFurkan10ky4 dögum síðan
  • 2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually

    RedcharcoalazRedcharcoalaz5 dögum síðan
  • "The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha

    { saturn's rings }{ saturn's rings }5 dögum síðan
    • It sounds more like Half As Interesting

      Jeffrey ZhengJeffrey Zheng4 dögum síðan
  • The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!

    Sam ValladaresSam Valladares5 dögum síðan
  • 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

    CurllumCurllum5 dögum síðan

    Paul KPaul K5 dögum síðan
  • I love how you double check that Lofthouse was still there at the end

    Adam RadfordAdam Radford5 dögum síðan
  • "Kirby's Dream" may have come from the snes game "Kirby's Dream Course"

    Gangle ManGangle Man5 dögum síðan
  • Why don't you work with the animator and make "The Tales from the AI" and make some of the 'odd' ideas.

    Rohan IndustriesRohan Industries5 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    kayakr17kayakr175 dögum síðan
  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff." Cliff Richard?

    Frankie SparkesFrankie Sparkes5 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Claiming LightClaiming Light6 dögum síðan
  • the format right for this chanel? "Tom Scott talks for about 5 to 10 minutes".

    KAY B 14KAY B 146 dögum síðan
  • does sea air affect medical equipment?

    Fabian A.Fabian A.6 dögum síðan
  • ‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death’ gives me ‘Danny Dyer’s Chocolate Homunculus’ vibes.

    Chig BungusChig Bungus6 dögum síðan
  • “The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings” ...ouch

    Mr. DoctorMr. Doctor6 dögum síðan
  • these are less video ideas and more a list of homebrew dnd warlock patrons.

    Lonely LonerLonely Loner6 dögum síðan
  • how the onion generates ideas

    Some Asian DudeSome Asian Dude6 dögum síðan
  • 7:13 That car passed at a really perfect moment.

    First LastFirst Last6 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Peter FalconerPeter Falconer6 dögum síðan
  • Not the point at all lmao, but wigan is in greater manchester which is in the north-west, not the west midlands

    Frances MarshFrances Marsh6 dögum síðan
  • Catch a sugar cube, put it in antarctica The white cube at the end if the world

    El Xabi de SiempreEl Xabi de Siempre6 dögum síðan
  • 5:20 Notstalgia?

    Rimothy LogboneRimothy Logbone6 dögum síðan
  • AI is getting scarily smart.

    Chris_M1014Chris_M10146 dögum síðan
  • post office railway? hello i am interested

    Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest6 dögum síðan
  • 7:17 the sound of the car matches perfectly with the uprising gesture Tom made. nice

    Shut UpShut Up7 dögum síðan
  • 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...

    Reece BattsReece Batts7 dögum síðan
  • The airport where you can see planes

    Braden StoneBraden Stone7 dögum síðan
  • What I'd do to get my hands on it

    dhavadhava7 dögum síðan
  • You can actually make a religion out of that.

    Stop DyingStop Dying8 dögum síðan
  • Give the AI books and we can read a new ending.... Or the ending from got so we dont have to wait

    Alfons MuhsAlfons Muhs8 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Ezio133798Ezio1337988 dögum síðan
  • "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."

    Ezio133798Ezio1337988 dögum síðan
  • dang i want to watch those

    Yeetus DeleteusYeetus Deleteus8 dögum síðan
  • The changing slope of graph at 7:15 matches the changing volume of the car zooming by.

    Ben Buckley ProductionsBen Buckley Productions8 dögum síðan
  • Fun fact: This is Tom Scott's 600th video

    XobXob8 dögum síðan
  • If there was actually a family named "Kirby," they would have been waiting day and night for a chance to name something "Kirby's Dream," although obviously not in the 1800s.

    Owen is AwesomeOwen is Awesome8 dögum síðan
  • Looking like Grian

    Жук ОбычниикЖук Обычниик9 dögum síðan
  • Come to India and make video on ""Bhopal gas leak accident ""

    armarm9 dögum síðan
  • That interview the A.I. generated is eerie af

    TactixTactix9 dögum síðan
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter9 dögum síðan
  • "The beach where you can hear the sea" is definitely a Tom Scott video. I refuse to believe that that is not a Tom Scott video.

    ZottelZottel9 dögum síðan
  • Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has a word for that! Anemoia: Nostalgia For A Time You’ve Never Known

    MrYMrY9 dögum síðan
  • Can you do more of these fictional things? Just as like... One every so often with your regular content? It'll be suchhhh a treat dude

    Tenth DivineTenth Divine9 dögum síðan
  • Sounds like this is a dramatic reading podcast in the making

    Goon124Goon12410 dögum síðan
  • The car at 7:16 was perfect with the graph

    EZLYXEZLYX10 dögum síðan
  • How do I run openai GPT-3?

    GlowstoneLove PadGlowstoneLove Pad10 dögum síðan
  • There actually is a word for "nostalgia for a time that's never existed/you've never known"! It's called anemoia. :)

    MimicceringMimiccering10 dögum síðan
  • The German term SehnSucht maybe? or yearning? wistfulness?

    TexSwedenTexSweden11 dögum síðan
  • ''The white cube at the end of the world'' sounds really cool

    El BoelEl Boel11 dögum síðan
  • All those fictional video ideas sound like Welcome to Night Vale episodes if the show was set in britain

    solenoidesolenoide11 dögum síðan
  • i wonder what kind of corn videos it would make.

    Sugar the cat, and some gaming.Sugar the cat, and some gaming.11 dögum síðan
  • Wow, 1501001 views.

    GlowstoneLove PadGlowstoneLove Pad11 dögum síðan
  • this ai has better grammer and writing skills than me 😳😳 it feels like a parallel universe which we are living in!

    lemonaid _lemonaid _11 dögum síðan
  • "We don't know where we are on that curve yet; we never do until it flattens out." Damn, dude. That's deep.

    hi i'm emilyhi i'm emily11 dögum síðan
  • loved the response to the cliff that refuses to be a cliff

    Jara TrMJara TrM11 dögum síðan
  • "The Green Death and the industrial revolution" could mean the mass scale conversion from agricultural to industrial economy

    HDTomoHDTomo11 dögum síðan
  • I've got an idea; runaway truck ramp. I've resently learned about the existence of these in the USA. Are there any in Europe. Don't we need them, because of better regulations, checks for brakes, etc? Or just lack of space? It's at least something I might not have known (about)

    Edo PronkEdo Pronk11 dögum síðan
  • AI makes fantasy texts. AI figure out that it is not true. AI learns how to create time machine. AI makes fantasy texts true.

    Elvijs LasisElvijs Lasis11 dögum síðan
  • I would like to see an AI generated video idea hosted by a "deepfake" AI generated Tom Scott. Meta AI would blow some minds!

    sluggishmeatsluggishmeat11 dögum síðan
  • I think you don't see the deep philosophical meaning in "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" 😂

    ActionHeinzActionHeinz11 dögum síðan
  • Ai be like: make a video about me

    Sung jin-wooSung jin-woo12 dögum síðan
  • Drive carefully!! Or you'll be sucked into the invisible town of Lofthouse!

    Funny PhilosopherFunny Philosopher12 dögum síðan
  • Plot twist: “I asked an AI for good video ideas, and they were actually good” was suggested by the AI... it‘a self aware!

    Alex KeatleyAlex Keatley12 dögum síðan
  • Wigan!!! West Midlands!!! Huh You mean the north you plum

    Adam HalsallAdam Halsall12 dögum síðan
  • What was the idea you already filmed? According to your pin, you should have been running out of ideas you had at the time of recording right about now, so that video should be public now, right?

    TerrainTerrain12 dögum síðan
  • There are bots on Runescape that are crazy good at the game in PVP, to the point that some of the best PVP players can't even beat them. It's a real problem, and this video is making me realize it probably won't be getting any better for a while yet.

    HoloHolo12 dögum síðan
  • So just to be clear: we connected a self improving AI to the internet for text-continuation? Did nobody see that as a risk?

    ConspiracyTheoriesWithTeaConspiracyTheoriesWithTea12 dögum síðan
  • I bet there's a German word for 'nostalgia for something that could never have happened'.

    Mickey412Mickey41212 dögum síðan
  • Weeeyyyy, I live 15 mins from Lofthouse!

    Mickey412Mickey41212 dögum síðan
  • In psychology, sehnsucht refers to an anxious longing for ideal, utopian experiences, a sense of incompleteness and life's imperfections; sehnsucht is a desire for things that do no exist - whether or not they are plausible experiences from within our reality or dreams from the realm of fantasy.

    Kevin SeguinKevin Seguin12 dögum síðan
  • 2:27 that sounds like a dr stone chapter

    Hannah WinterHannah Winter13 dögum síðan
  • animate the non-existing video ideas!

    Heather FriedliHeather Friedli13 dögum síðan