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

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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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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 Måned siden
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 dager siden
Best of luck
Allen DeWitt
Allen DeWitt 9 dager siden
Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.
thornofnight 14 dager siden
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 14 dager siden
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 21 dag siden
Sacklippe O__O
Sacklippe O__O 5 timer siden
Dont wanna be ruff but you seem to get kinda old
Josh Hickman
Josh Hickman 8 timer siden
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 10 timer siden
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 13 timer siden
Don't know about AI, but NOpost'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 Dag siden
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 Dag siden
Cliffs that have shore to the oceans are actually refusing to be cliffs they keep collapsing constantly
Kevin Snel
Kevin Snel Dag siden
i wonder what'll happen if you'd give the bible to this AI and make it continue to write
Duy Khang
Duy Khang Dag siden
5:25 Mandela effect
Myriads Feynman
Myriads Feynman Dag siden
"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 dager siden
When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal
riloe 2 dager siden
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 dager siden
Cherry Mosley
Cherry Mosley 2 dager siden
Just subscribed
SmallWeinerSteve 2 dager siden
i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg
mystwork 2 dager siden
Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?
red apple one
red apple one 3 dager siden
*the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*
Absolute Pineapple Studios
Absolute Pineapple Studios 3 dager siden
*T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*
GPAngel 4 dager siden
That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 4 dager siden
Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 4 dager siden
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 dager siden
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 dager siden
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 dager siden
I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.
TheCatGoesRawr 4 dager siden
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 4 dager siden
The beach where you can hear the sea XD
Matt B
Matt B 4 dager siden
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 4 dager siden
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 4 dager siden
i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??
Little Speck
Little Speck 4 dager siden
There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia
Brindle Style
Brindle Style 4 dager siden
anything worth doing once is worth doing twice
Wensleydale 4 dager siden
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 dager siden
"The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-
Marjohn's Musings
Marjohn's Musings 5 dager siden
That was fun
Flynn Sloan
Flynn Sloan 5 dager siden
Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...
Alan Burns
Alan Burns 5 dager siden
I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.
Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts 5 dager siden
The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video
Ciro García
Ciro García 5 dager siden
Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian
floooooooooooooooood 5 dager siden
I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.
Renan Andrade dos santos
Renan Andrade dos santos 6 dager siden
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 6 dager siden
I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 6 dager siden
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 6 dager siden
“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 6 dager siden
the traffic on that road has perfect timing
SAU 6 dager siden
Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.
Adam Navigato
Adam Navigato 6 dager siden
I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death
Blue Loft Beast
Blue Loft Beast 7 dager siden
i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water
Water Sheep
Water Sheep 7 dager siden
I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff
DaBeast34 7 dager siden
Cool drawings
Ru Ok
Ru Ok 7 dager siden
now give the AI the title "faeces"
TVK - TheVeganKnight
TVK - TheVeganKnight 7 dager siden
Boglenight 8 dager siden
“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 dager siden
the face in the thumbnail tho
Bandito Donburrito
Bandito Donburrito 8 dager siden
Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid
Johanthan Romero
Johanthan Romero 8 dager siden
5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect
🎢 ZarStocher
🎢 ZarStocher 8 dager siden
"The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD
Veggieoskibroski 8 dager siden
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 9 dager siden
Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.
Javier Fito
Javier Fito 9 dager siden
AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?
Skrollz 9 dager siden
I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit
JMUDoc 9 dager siden
I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."
sauved0 9 dager siden
It's like a spaceship for sharks...
A real Human
A real Human 10 dager siden
You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice
Twentydragon 10 dager siden
Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.
Qyda 10 dager siden
I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire
J Lawrence Buell iv
J Lawrence Buell iv 10 dager siden
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 10 dager siden
When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.
Redcharcoalaz 10 dager siden
2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually
{ saturn's rings }
{ saturn's rings } 10 dager siden
"The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha
Jeffrey Zheng
Jeffrey Zheng 10 dager siden
It sounds more like Half As Interesting
Sam Valladares
Sam Valladares 10 dager siden
The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!
Curllum 11 dager siden
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 dager siden
Adam Radford
Adam Radford 11 dager siden
I love how you double check that Lofthouse was still there at the end
Gangle Man
Gangle Man 11 dager siden
"Kirby's Dream" may have come from the snes game "Kirby's Dream Course"
Rohan Industries
Rohan Industries 11 dager siden
Why don't you work with the animator and make "The Tales from the AI" and make some of the 'odd' ideas.
kayakr17 11 dager siden
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 11 dager siden
"The cliff that refuses to be a cliff." Cliff Richard?
Claiming Light
Claiming Light 11 dager siden
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 11 dager siden
the format right for this chanel? "Tom Scott talks for about 5 to 10 minutes".
Fabian A.
Fabian A. 12 dager siden
does sea air affect medical equipment?
Chig Bungus
Chig Bungus 12 dager siden
‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death’ gives me ‘Danny Dyer’s Chocolate Homunculus’ vibes.
Mr. Doctor
Mr. Doctor 12 dager siden
“The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings” ...ouch
Lonely Loner
Lonely Loner 12 dager siden
these are less video ideas and more a list of homebrew dnd warlock patrons.
Some Asian Dude
Some Asian Dude 12 dager siden
how the onion generates ideas
First Last
First Last 12 dager siden
7:13 That car passed at a really perfect moment.
Peter Falconer
Peter Falconer 12 dager siden
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 12 dager siden
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 12 dager siden
Catch a sugar cube, put it in antarctica The white cube at the end if the world
Rimothy Logbone
Rimothy Logbone 12 dager siden
5:20 Notstalgia?
Chris_M1014 12 dager siden
AI is getting scarily smart.
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest 12 dager siden
post office railway? hello i am interested
Shut Up
Shut Up 12 dager siden
7:17 the sound of the car matches perfectly with the uprising gesture Tom made. nice
Reece Batts
Reece Batts 13 dager siden
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 13 dager siden
The airport where you can see planes
dhava 13 dager siden
What I'd do to get my hands on it
Stop Dying
Stop Dying 13 dager siden
You can actually make a religion out of that.
Alfons Muhs
Alfons Muhs 13 dager siden
Give the AI books and we can read a new ending.... Or the ending from got so we dont have to wait
Ezio133798 14 dager siden
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 dager siden
"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."
Yeetus Deleteus
Yeetus Deleteus 14 dager siden
dang i want to watch those
Ben Buckley Productions
Ben Buckley Productions 14 dager siden
The changing slope of graph at 7:15 matches the changing volume of the car zooming by.
Xob 14 dager siden
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