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 ScottAcum 10 Zile
    • @Tom Scott you should go to Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly. (AKA the worlds smallest island) Its in the UK.

      Spencer WhippleSpencer WhippleAcum 22 minute
    • My science daddy, uwu *nuzzles you* sowwy for kiwwing your famiwy, awl I want is your mowtal fwesh.

      RedEraRedEraAcum 9 ore
    • i know theres probably a million comments that say this. theres a mistake in the thumbnail. theres still an american flag on the spacesuit.

      Douglas ParkinsonDouglas ParkinsonAcum o Zi
    • @Doctor Mari-who Scom Tott

      Beanbot ProductionsBeanbot ProductionsAcum 2 Zile
    • I see one really bad idea that bots could do even today that would bring someone a lot of money but also a lot of misery to people, so I wont even bring it out of my head, purely because if I see that trend happening, I'll feel like shite(and, I'm aware of parallel thinking and I know that someone has probably thought of it and has no moral quandary about it). I see an army of people like hamsters in a wheel running away but never getting there 24/7/365, that's as far i'll go into it..

      M8 N8M8 N8Acum 2 Zile
  • hey Tom, have you ever counted in binary on your fingers?

    BbonnoBbonnoAcum 18 secunde
  • Well, your job might get a lot easier... but then, a bit after that, your job won't be needed... :-P *Singularity*

    N BeeN BeeAcum 21 minut
  • anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for

    13darkjems13darkjemsAcum 59 minute
  • English but all letters are phonetically consistent

    Samantha LoweSamantha LoweAcum oră
  • This video was somehow not tagged as horror.

    QuillyikQuillyikAcum oră
  • 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 GabrielAcum oră
  • For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.

    Toby littlejohnToby littlejohnAcum oră
  • That word, one of nostalgia for something that doesn't exist; is hiraeth. It's Welsh.

    DumdumshumDumdumshumAcum 2 ore

    Lemon JumpsLemon JumpsAcum 4 ore
  • Tom Scott makes me want to say hi

    Bloop SmootBloop SmootAcum 4 ore
  • 5:21 anemoia

    Vincent ZvolskyVincent ZvolskyAcum 4 ore
  • 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 LuchtAcum 5 ore
  • Tom Scott has been wearing the same grey hoodie for over six years now.

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsAcum 5 ore
  • It’s going to get a lot easier to make videos from now on...

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsAcum 5 ore
  • Is it just me or does a car go past just when its climactic

    JamKeJamKeAcum 5 ore
  • was this also a suggested idea?

    jkn ahmedjkn ahmedAcum 5 ore
  • I love that some of the ai ideas sound like tom scott memes

    LukenotLucasLukenotLucasAcum 6 ore
  • Did it come up with this idea?

    John HuntJohn HuntAcum 7 ore
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    soiung toiuesoiung toiueAcum 7 ore
  • Nostalgia for a thing that does not exist is exactly what nostalgia is actually about.

    ClydeLeeMClydeLeeMAcum 8 ore
  • What if... this video was an idea from the AI?

    Sam29Sam29Acum 9 ore
    • @soiung toiue What does that have to do with my comment?

      Sam29Sam29Acum 7 ore
    • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

      soiung toiuesoiung toiueAcum 7 ore
  • I can't find a word for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed" in english, but there is one in german: it's "Sehnsucht".

    AlmonsoAlmonsoAcum 10 ore
  • All of your videos are about very concrete things in society and history that everyone either already knows or can quickly understand. They all give a neutral explanation of those things, which either directly or implicitly links them to things that other people wouldn't think to link them to, giving us a slightly deeper understanding of what we think we already know. Your dystopian reality videos and presentations from years ago, like the one about facebook's password authentication disappearing, are some of the most realistic and believable dystopian concepts that I've seen for that very reason. You can explore ideas while still feeling completely grounded in the physical world.

    AlmonsoAlmonsoAcum 10 ore
  • Did the A.I. suggest this video?

    Epic MusicEpic MusicAcum 10 ore
  • The scrawny town genotypically flower because owl expectantly file within a adjoining insect. overt, macho stove

    Micuna NikolMicuna NikolAcum 10 ore
  • Anemoia is close. Or perhaps saudade. Neither seems quite right though.

    Ryan SmithRyan SmithAcum 12 ore
  • This was extremely interesting

    CruzredeyeCruzredeyeAcum 13 ore
  • Screw "Open"AI though.

    hosejahosejaAcum 14 ore
  • Tom: Hey, AI, I'm short on video ideas, can you help? AI: How about making a video about AI?

    A RA RAcum 14 ore
  • "Wigan Pier is a derelict industrial site in the West Midlands". WEST!!!!???......MIDLANDS!!!!!?????? Wigan is very much in the north and I have never been so insulted before

    Tom SmithTom SmithAcum 15 ore
  • I think what you could do next time you bring in some guest presenters while you take some time off is to revisit the fictional AI created ideas and hand them off to creative/humorous types as a challenge to see who can create these fantastical things

    twothreebravotwothreebravoAcum 15 ore
  • ok but did the UK have *any* space program? cuz that'd be one I'd like to hear, I know so little about other countries' space programs besides the US and China...

    LyarrahLyarrahAcum 16 ore
  • That an ai can give you good ideas that says something about your standards (and yes I get that im still watching it so I guess I can't say much)

    Nnif Boots47Nnif Boots47Acum 18 ore
  • 7:15 good timed car

    AbstraxxtAbstraxxtAcum 18 ore
  • Perhaps the word you’re look my for is Anemoia. Not sure that’s spelled right but in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows this defined as nostalgia for a time you weren’t a part of.

    pantsOptionalpantsOptionalAcum 19 ore
  • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

    Joshua GilpatrickJoshua GilpatrickAcum 20 ore
  • 4:48 potential SCP stories?

    M&MM&MAcum 21 oră
  • Funfact: This whole video is actually the AI generated script and the prompt was "Please create a script for a video about me being out of ideas for a video and asking AI to help me come up with ideas titled "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good"".

    MagnusMagnusAcum 21 oră
  • The car around 7:30 was perfect

    Henry N. WhiteHenry N. WhiteAcum 22 ore
  • grian?

    A_HipposharkA_HipposharkAcum 23 ore
  • Only Tom Scott can make a lack of content some of the best content on this site

    AMRoseAMRoseAcum o Zi
  • 6:00 you can lie. This is all TRUE. I saw it on ROworld, and the host seemed quite legit.

    CHAOSbergCHAOSbergAcum o Zi
  • You misunderstood... they're predictions

  • Jeremy Clarkson needs to watch this video and make the “lottery of death” happen 🤣

    Leprechaun JacksonLeprechaun JacksonAcum o Zi
  • The art style for the plausible thumbnails is just fantastic, I love it, it manages to be right in the middle between "too complex" and "too simple", the colors were chosen really well and they just feel full, I just find them really appealing, anyone else?

    Forgotten Snake BallForgotten Snake BallAcum o Zi
  • I'm surprised by how many of those fictional stories sound like an SCP entry.

    HazenMireHazenMireAcum o Zi
  • "never before written sentences" - dubious

    MarkMarkAcum o Zi
  • Boattrains sound like a (rail)road that is also a boat.

    HrHaakonHrHaakonAcum o Zi
  • Damn I kinda want the white cube video now

    ActualZyraActualZyraAcum o Zi
  • What if these are true and AI got them correct through patterns, just the whole internet where we keep the records lost it ...as not everything has been digitised.

    Prakhar ChawlaPrakhar ChawlaAcum o Zi
  • This must have been around since at least 2016 to generate all the one-liners about how brilliant Brexit would be. All gibberish of course, but they sounded plausible enough.

    video99.co.ukvideo99.co.ukAcum o Zi
  • There are paralel universes out there where each of these titles would be true. And did you ever think that "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" might not be about the formation but about the name Cliff.

    Bob LeonheartBob LeonheartAcum o Zi
  • this guys channel still never fails to amaze me lmfao

    fanch__fanch__Acum o Zi
  • OH an SCP generator :P

    meerpowameerpowaAcum o Zi
  • An invisible village, huh? Oblivion, anyone?

    George PerakisGeorge PerakisAcum o Zi
  • the car at 7:12 is amazing

    YeetmeatsYeetmeatsAcum o Zi
  • BTW: there is a Russian utopia in Potsdam, Germany. It‘s name is Alexandrovka.

    HængtstHængtstAcum o Zi
  • Inexistalgia.

    HængtstHængtstAcum o Zi
  • Could potentially be a boring one but it seems like your style (not that you're boring! It's just you cover weird little stories like this). What about the lack of BT in Hull (only place without BT lines in mainland Britain as far as I know). Just seems like a little oddity that's arose due to Britain being weird about things again.

    chrisgriff901chrisgriff901Acum o Zi
  • 2:42 The British adaptation of "Battle Royale"

    Wired_LainWired_LainAcum o Zi
  • Have you done a video on the sub sonic sound based phone systems used in stadiums to make synchronised patterns during sports games?

    yetyman34yetyman34Acum o Zi
  • just for the record...nobody knows the real location of red cliff, or if it's a cliff at all.

    musAKulturemusAKultureAcum o Zi
    • know what, i might just do a video on it.

      musAKulturemusAKultureAcum o Zi
  • That emotion is yearning, LGBTQ+ community uses to talk about people, places, times, and aesthetics they want but know they can't have.

    Brian KimBrian KimAcum o Zi
  • The Fidel Castro CIA seashell thing sounds like it would belong in an HAI video.

    Sondre GrønengSondre GrønengAcum o Zi
  • Lofthouse Please, drive carefully You might hit the few buildings that forgot to become visible

    Espeon EvolveEspeon EvolveAcum o Zi
  • Did it get the idea for "Kirby's Dream" from Kirby's Dreamland?

    Canal GuyCanal GuyAcum o Zi
  • Wait, when did Wigan Pier relocate to the West Midlands?

    LuiantvalLuiantvalAcum o Zi
  • I would watch an Unreal Stories series from you

    DyanpandaDyanpandaAcum o Zi
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff: A story of Europe's fastest eroding coast line, the Holderness coast

    Liam StuckeyLiam StuckeyAcum o Zi
  • Tom! The Woolwich foot tumble anomaly! Crazy story!

    Peter SilkPeter SilkAcum o Zi
  • Honestly I would probably still watch "The Beach Where You Can Hear the Sea"

    Lewis ClarkLewis ClarkAcum o Zi
  • I should submit these to Netflix.

    LuLuAcum o Zi
  • Kirby's dream comes from a Nintendo game "Kirby's Dream Land"

    Cleeb ECleeb EAcum o Zi
  • The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff made the water i was drinking come out of my nose thanks alot

    BenibomBenibomAcum o Zi
  • 4:49 is indeed real. That's the default Blender cube escaping deletion.

    JusFoNoJusFoNoAcum o Zi
  • The abusive mountain lily follow because cauliflower uncommonly decorate up a hesitant archeology. malicious, overwrought pond

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  • "Preemptive nostalgia of the possible but doubtful"

    Imani StewartImani StewartAcum o Zi
  • "The beach where you can hear the sea"

    Porkchop SandwichesPorkchop SandwichesAcum o Zi
  • 7:11 That passing car was very well-timed. Free graph-fitting sound effects entirely by co-incidence!

    KapinKapinAcum o Zi
  • Even the weird titles are not necessarily bad videos. "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" could be a very interesting aspect of British legal history regarding the classification of cliffs. I would love to hear that one.

    FlocciFlocciAcum o Zi
  • A video idea about having video ideas.. Interesting..

    Claymen TVClaymen TVAcum o Zi
  • saudade : feeling and mood caused by the longing for something absent that is being missed.

    Michael HallMichael HallAcum o Zi
  • The purple vegetable paradoxically interest because cousin genetically muddle by a bizarre april. drunk, sable pail

    jungan leejungan leeAcum o Zi
  • What are the chances *this* video was an idea made by the AI?

    Manny OkaforManny OkaforAcum o Zi
  • Upvoted as soon as I heard "Jeremy Clarkson's "Lottery of Death"

    Bryan BlevinsBryan BlevinsAcum o Zi
  • The abounding undershirt immunologically trot because grain postsynaptically hunt into a modern wash. lean, elite soil

    Wannam MilkonWannam MilkonAcum o Zi
  • Let's be honest: “Jeremy Clarkson’a lottery of Death” is the show we all want to see.

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideAcum o Zi
  • Kirby's dream, sounds plausible...

    Mitchell KirbyMitchell KirbyAcum o Zi
  • "the beach where you can hear the sea" I'd watch this.

    Pigman RockerPigman RockerAcum o Zi
    • you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.

      Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideAcum o Zi
  • the "impossible but fictional" video titles sound like HP lovecraft short stories

    Boudreaux BroletariatBoudreaux BroletariatAcum o Zi
  • well, of course we don't know anything about such cliff, because it refuses to be one. successfully.

    cheep the peanutcheep the peanutAcum o Zi
  • That car went by at just the right point in the sigmoid curve

    Evan BarnesEvan BarnesAcum o Zi
  • I confused in my time but confusion is not a matter of time. Time is the contingency of YOU ARE ARRESTED ON 4 COUNTS OF PURDER. girst pt!!!

    CoolkidvinnyCoolkidvinnyAcum o Zi
  • This ai is probably the mastermind behind half as interesting

    garthvater111garthvater111Acum o Zi
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called conservatism

    Lieselotte AyaLieselotte AyaAcum o Zi
    • Nowadays, yes, but conservatives back then were simply better than modern day conservatives.

      Sindre FlatlandSindre FlatlandAcum o Zi
  • If the AI ever suggested the title of this video... is...would that pass the Turing test, or is that a fluke?

    BenevolentBenevolentAcum o Zi
  • hypnospace outlaw - nostalgia for something that never existed

    TommyWashowTommyWashowAcum o Zi
  • Some few of those are things that might come. They might exist... Ten years from now.

    DrackarDrackarAcum o Zi