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

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Tom Scott


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: eddie_corg
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Hónapja
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.
A J Napja
The British road that's also a boat- sounds like a ferry that's part of the motorway system. We have a few in the US and Canada.
TheCatGoesRawr 8 napja
Best of luck
Allen DeWitt
Allen DeWitt 13 napja
Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.
thornofnight 18 napja
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 18 napja
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!
multiple spiders
multiple spiders 8 perccel
Kirby’s Dreamland looks different than i remember...
Clarence Innes
Clarence Innes 19 perccel
David Tabner
David Tabner 8 órája
Of course "The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings" isn't possible. But that is because it's not that they're forgotten, we just don't talk about them; to avoid upsetting the Yanks who arrived a decade later than us and only visited a few times. Greetings from Ipswich-in-Crater, The Moon. How is life on Earth these days?
Talitha Jane White
Talitha Jane White 11 órája
Gaelic has the word you need! 'Cianalas'- a Scottish Gaelic word that means nostalgia for something that doesn't really exist outside your own imagination/memories...
Cptn. Viridian
Cptn. Viridian 12 órája
2:20 Well actually, I'm not sure about in britain, but I know a major highway in Alaska actually has part of it's run only passable by ferry, as in the path that route takes goes right over the ferry, so that is almost a valid title IMO
H Arz
H Arz 13 órája
The feeling of Nostalgia about something that didn't exist is something I know from listening to Synthwave.
Hriday 13 órája
1:38 Why does that thousand sound like it's in more of an Irish accent than usual? I think it's Irish, at least - if it isn't, it is some kind of accent from Britain.
Laura 13 órája
Hahahahahaha I love "The beach where you can hear the sea." If nothing else, this AI could produce top tier shitposting.
Alex Parry
Alex Parry 14 órája
surely a landslide is a cliff refusing to be a cliff
miketreehouse 14 órája
The Failed Bomb Plot Pidgeon was the result of a military coo...
Poppi 15 órája
Would like a video about those post railways!
Mathew Stormblessed
Mathew Stormblessed 21 órája
These are all doctor who episode ideas
Hexmonkey 2020
Hexmonkey 2020 Napja
Someone should make an AI to realize patterns in text and see if it’s written by an AI
Westley Blakeslee
Westley Blakeslee Napja
At least the AI thinks you just want to make the world a better place
Waggsmith YTP
Waggsmith YTP Napja
Kirby’s Dream Land!
Egelik22 Napja
2:20 I can actually imagine a boat with a road on it designed to be "portable bridge" for low infrastructure places with water streams.
White Wizard
White Wizard Napja
Wigan Pier is also in Wigan on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. I never knew about the Westmidlands wigan pier project though so thankyou.
Super Pandas
Super Pandas Napja
Hey, if your reading this Tom, I have a video idea. You could do another video like the jingle bell one, asking for childhood rhymes, and go through them all. I would find that interesting.
Rin Callinen
Rin Callinen Napja
5:05 I just want to appreciate this specific art. It’s my favorite out of the ones here.
Trey Bolick
Trey Bolick Napja
That is incredible, but you went with the communist utopia instead of the floating mountain??
EraseDiskNow Napja
I mean, you could always use those fictional things as videos for April Fool's Day.
Paul Anand
Paul Anand Napja
You speak too fast. Speak slow and get people to actually see all your videos completely.
Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster Napja
The real question is, in which of these hypothetical worlds do Marcel & Judith Kebakko live?
No-Feet McGee
No-Feet McGee Napja
Let's double-layer this Turing test: can a human come up with Tom Scott video titles that sound like they were created by a (relatively advanced, like GPT-3) AI? Here's my attempt: "I Asked 45,268 People to Steal My Identity" "The Polish City That's Slowly Floating Away" "I Am Not a Toaster" "Isaac Newton's Secret Ant Farm" "Why I Can't Upload this Video" "Don't Shoot a Mountain with a BB Gun" "The Assassination of Jerry the Mailman: Debunked" Add your own!
jcxz Napja
"Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" That would be Historicism. And there are plenty of books and lectures about that very specific way of messing up your entire world view.
Fuzzy Images
Fuzzy Images Napja
I kinda wish I could get an AI to write some scripts for me. I'm terrible at getting scripts out, and honestly think it would be humorously on theme for my channel...
Max Crawshaw
Max Crawshaw Napja
My great great grandad was captain of the RRS discovery
Gabriele V.
Gabriele V. Napja
Gabriele V.
Gabriele V. Napja
2:44 Tom, please, DON'T give Clarkson, Hammond and May these ideas, they might take them too seriously
Kirby's Dream sounds like a good nintendo title- oh wait, Kirby's Dreamland, right.
Jeremy Hicks
Jeremy Hicks Napja
Yikes that AI is scary good at writing.
PotatoKiin 712
PotatoKiin 712 Napja
you should make a new Matt and Tom video
Visiblur 2 napja
You've got plenty of April's fool videos though
Hector Mugwump
Hector Mugwump 2 napja
@7:08 Did Tom *finally* have good luck with traffic passing during filming??
Hector Mugwump
Hector Mugwump 2 napja
I really want to believe it
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds 2 napja
Sounds like the Roald Dahl story: The Great Automatic Gammatisator.
Clamhead 2 napja
anemoia means nostalgia for a thing you haven't/cannot experience
Erilobar 3 napja
'The british road that is also a boat' ... sir, that is an aircraft carrier.
M4R1U2 3 napja
I think ur Chanel is about usless, interessting and nerdy stuff just "ok now i know this But... What I have to Do with this Informationen."
jakelune 3 napja
anemoia - longing for or nostalgia for a place you have never been.
Merlyn Cooper
Merlyn Cooper 3 napja
In Welsh the word you need for that feeling of nostalgia is "Hiraeth"
not here anymore
not here anymore 3 napja
Sacklippe O__O
Sacklippe O__O 4 napja
Dont wanna be ruff but you seem to get kinda old
Josh Hickman
Josh Hickman 4 napja
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 4 napja
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 4 napja
Don't know about AI, but HUload'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 5 napja
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 5 napja
Cliffs that have shore to the oceans are actually refusing to be cliffs they keep collapsing constantly
Kevin Snel
Kevin Snel 5 napja
i wonder what'll happen if you'd give the bible to this AI and make it continue to write
Duy Khang
Duy Khang 5 napja
5:25 Mandela effect
Myriads Feynman
Myriads Feynman 5 napja
"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 6 napja
When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal
riloe 6 napja
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 6 napja
Cherry Mosley
Cherry Mosley 6 napja
Just subscribed
SmallWeinerSteve 6 napja
i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg
mystwork 6 napja
Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?
red apple one
red apple one 7 napja
*the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*
Absolute Pineapple Studios
Absolute Pineapple Studios 7 napja
*T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*
GPAngel 7 napja
That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 7 napja
Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 7 napja
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 7 napja
So whatever *did* happen to be the video name it gave you hadn't put out at the time. Has it been since?
ZakFR 6 napja
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 8 napja
I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.
TheCatGoesRawr 8 napja
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 8 napja
The beach where you can hear the sea XD
Matt B
Matt B 8 napja
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 8 napja
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 8 napja
i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??
Little Speck
Little Speck 8 napja
There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia
Brindle Style
Brindle Style 8 napja
anything worth doing once is worth doing twice
Wensleydale 8 napja
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 9 napja
"The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-
Marjohn's Musings
Marjohn's Musings 9 napja
That was fun
Flynn Sloan
Flynn Sloan 9 napja
Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...
Alan Burns
Alan Burns 9 napja
I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.
Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts 9 napja
The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video
Ciro García
Ciro García 9 napja
Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian
floooooooooooooooood 9 napja
I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.
Renan Andrade dos santos
Renan Andrade dos santos 10 napja
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 10 napja
I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 10 napja
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 10 napja
“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 10 napja
the traffic on that road has perfect timing
SAU 10 napja
Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.
Adam Navigato
Adam Navigato 10 napja
I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death
Blue Loft Beast
Blue Loft Beast 10 napja
i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water
Water Sheep
Water Sheep 11 napja
I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff
DaBeast34 11 napja
Cool drawings
Ru Ok
Ru Ok 11 napja
now give the AI the title "faeces"
TVK - TheVeganKnight
TVK - TheVeganKnight 11 napja
Boglenight 11 napja
“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 12 napja
the face in the thumbnail tho
Bandito Donburrito
Bandito Donburrito 12 napja
Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid
Johanthan Romero
Johanthan Romero 12 napja
5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect
🎢 ZarStocher
🎢 ZarStocher 12 napja
"The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD
Veggieoskibroski 12 napja
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 13 napja
Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.
Javier Fito
Javier Fito 13 napja
AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?
Skrollz 13 napja
I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit
JMUDoc 13 napja
I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."
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