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

22. 02. 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 ScottPřed 9 dny
    • My science daddy, uwu *nuzzles you* sowwy for kiwwing your famiwy, awl I want is your mowtal fwesh.

      RedEraRedEraPřed 6 hodinami
    • 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 ParkinsonPřed dnem
    • @Doctor Mari-who Scom Tott

      Beanbot ProductionsBeanbot ProductionsPřed 2 dny
    • 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 N8Před 2 dny
    • E

      AdriKonAdriKonPřed 2 dny

    Lemon JumpsLemon JumpsPřed hodinou
  • Tom Scott makes me want to say hi

    Bloop SmootBloop SmootPřed hodinou
  • 5:21 anemoia

    Vincent ZvolskyVincent ZvolskyPřed hodinou
  • 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 LuchtPřed 2 hodinami
  • Tom Scott has been wearing the same grey hoodie for over six years now.

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsPřed 2 hodinami
  • It’s going to get a lot easier to make videos from now on...

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsPřed 2 hodinami
  • Is it just me or does a car go past just when its climactic

    JamKeJamKePřed 2 hodinami
  • was this also a suggested idea?

    jkn ahmedjkn ahmedPřed 3 hodinami
  • I love that some of the ai ideas sound like tom scott memes

    LukenotLucasLukenotLucasPřed 3 hodinami
  • Did it come up with this idea?

    John HuntJohn HuntPřed 4 hodinami
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    soiung toiuesoiung toiuePřed 5 hodinami
  • Nostalgia for a thing that does not exist is exactly what nostalgia is actually about.

    ClydeLeeMClydeLeeMPřed 6 hodinami
  • What if... this video was an idea from the AI?

    Sam29Sam29Před 6 hodinami
    • @soiung toiue What does that have to do with my comment?

      Sam29Sam29Před 4 hodinami
    • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

      soiung toiuesoiung toiuePřed 5 hodinami
  • 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".

    AlmonsoAlmonsoPřed 7 hodinami
  • 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.

    AlmonsoAlmonsoPřed 7 hodinami
  • Did the A.I. suggest this video?

    Epic MusicEpic MusicPřed 7 hodinami
  • The scrawny town genotypically flower because owl expectantly file within a adjoining insect. overt, macho stove

    Micuna NikolMicuna NikolPřed 7 hodinami
  • Anemoia is close. Or perhaps saudade. Neither seems quite right though.

    Ryan SmithRyan SmithPřed 9 hodinami
  • This was extremely interesting

    CruzredeyeCruzredeyePřed 10 hodinami
  • Screw "Open"AI though.

    hosejahosejaPřed 11 hodinami
  • Tom: Hey, AI, I'm short on video ideas, can you help? AI: How about making a video about AI?

    A RA RPřed 12 hodinami
  • "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 SmithPřed 12 hodinami
  • 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

    twothreebravotwothreebravoPřed 12 hodinami
  • 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...

    LyarrahLyarrahPřed 14 hodinami
  • 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 Boots47Před 15 hodinami
  • 7:15 good timed car

    AbstraxxtAbstraxxtPřed 16 hodinami
  • 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.

    pantsOptionalpantsOptionalPřed 17 hodinami
  • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

    Joshua GilpatrickJoshua GilpatrickPřed 17 hodinami
  • 4:48 potential SCP stories?

    M&MM&MPřed 18 hodinami
  • 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"".

    MagnusMagnusPřed 19 hodinami
  • The car around 7:30 was perfect

    Henry N. WhiteHenry N. WhitePřed 19 hodinami
  • grian?

    A_HipposharkA_HipposharkPřed 20 hodinami
  • Only Tom Scott can make a lack of content some of the best content on this site

    AMRoseAMRosePřed 21 hodinou
  • 6:00 you can lie. This is all TRUE. I saw it on CSworld, and the host seemed quite legit.

    CHAOSbergCHAOSbergPřed 23 hodinami
  • You misunderstood... they're predictions

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

    Leprechaun JacksonLeprechaun JacksonPřed dnem
  • 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 BallPřed dnem
  • I'm surprised by how many of those fictional stories sound like an SCP entry.

    HazenMireHazenMirePřed dnem
  • "never before written sentences" - dubious

    MarkMarkPřed dnem
  • Boattrains sound like a (rail)road that is also a boat.

    HrHaakonHrHaakonPřed dnem
  • Damn I kinda want the white cube video now

    ActualZyraActualZyraPřed dnem
  • 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 ChawlaPřed dnem
  • 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.ukPřed dnem
  • 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 LeonheartPřed dnem
  • this guys channel still never fails to amaze me lmfao

    fanch__fanch__Před dnem
  • OH an SCP generator :P

    meerpowameerpowaPřed dnem
  • An invisible village, huh? Oblivion, anyone?

    George PerakisGeorge PerakisPřed dnem
  • the car at 7:12 is amazing

    YeetmeatsYeetmeatsPřed dnem
  • BTW: there is a Russian utopia in Potsdam, Germany. It‘s name is Alexandrovka.

    HængtstHængtstPřed dnem
  • Inexistalgia.

    HængtstHængtstPřed dnem
  • 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.

    chrisgriff901chrisgriff901Před dnem
  • 2:42 The British adaptation of "Battle Royale"

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

    yetyman34yetyman34Před dnem
  • just for the record...nobody knows the real location of red cliff, or if it's a cliff at all.

    musAKulturemusAKulturePřed dnem
    • know what, i might just do a video on it.

      musAKulturemusAKulturePřed dnem
  • 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 KimPřed dnem
  • The Fidel Castro CIA seashell thing sounds like it would belong in an HAI video.

    Sondre GrønengSondre GrønengPřed dnem
  • Lofthouse Please, drive carefully You might hit the few buildings that forgot to become visible

    Espeon EvolveEspeon EvolvePřed dnem
  • Did it get the idea for "Kirby's Dream" from Kirby's Dreamland?

    Canal GuyCanal GuyPřed dnem
  • Wait, when did Wigan Pier relocate to the West Midlands?

    LuiantvalLuiantvalPřed dnem
  • I would watch an Unreal Stories series from you

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

    Liam StuckeyLiam StuckeyPřed dnem
  • Tom! The Woolwich foot tumble anomaly! Crazy story!

    Peter SilkPeter SilkPřed dnem
  • Honestly I would probably still watch "The Beach Where You Can Hear the Sea"

    Lewis ClarkLewis ClarkPřed dnem
  • I should submit these to Netflix.

    LuLuPřed dnem
  • Kirby's dream comes from a Nintendo game "Kirby's Dream Land"

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

    BenibomBenibomPřed dnem
  • 4:49 is indeed real. That's the default Blender cube escaping deletion.

    JusFoNoJusFoNoPřed dnem
  • The abusive mountain lily follow because cauliflower uncommonly decorate up a hesitant archeology. malicious, overwrought pond

    kim phikim phiPřed dnem
  • "Preemptive nostalgia of the possible but doubtful"

    Imani StewartImani StewartPřed dnem
  • "The beach where you can hear the sea"

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

    KapinKapinPřed dnem
  • 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.

    FlocciFlocciPřed dnem
  • A video idea about having video ideas.. Interesting..

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

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

    jungan leejungan leePřed dnem
  • What are the chances *this* video was an idea made by the AI?

    Manny OkaforManny OkaforPřed dnem
  • Upvoted as soon as I heard "Jeremy Clarkson's "Lottery of Death"

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

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

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hidePřed dnem
  • Kirby's dream, sounds plausible...

    Mitchell KirbyMitchell KirbyPřed dnem
  • "the beach where you can hear the sea" I'd watch this.

    Pigman RockerPigman RockerPřed dnem
    • 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 hidePřed dnem
  • the "impossible but fictional" video titles sound like HP lovecraft short stories

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

    cheep the peanutcheep the peanutPřed dnem
  • That car went by at just the right point in the sigmoid curve

    Evan BarnesEvan BarnesPřed dnem
  • 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!!!

    CoolkidvinnyCoolkidvinnyPřed dnem
  • This ai is probably the mastermind behind half as interesting

    garthvater111garthvater111Před dnem
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called conservatism

    Lieselotte AyaLieselotte AyaPřed dnem
    • Nowadays, yes, but conservatives back then were simply better than modern day conservatives.

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

    BenevolentBenevolentPřed dnem
  • hypnospace outlaw - nostalgia for something that never existed

    TommyWashowTommyWashowPřed dnem
  • Some few of those are things that might come. They might exist... Ten years from now.

    DrackarDrackarPřed dnem
  • Google tells me that 'wistful' might be the world you're looking for when you mention nostalgia.

    NeaoxNeaoxPřed dnem
  • All cliffs refuse to be cliffs, they are continuously eroded by the water cycle. We just don't notice their desperation for suicide because it occurs on a geological time scale, not a human one. So please, have some empathy for the cliffs of the world for at some point they'll all have jumped into the sea.

    Anodyne MelodyAnodyne MelodyPřed dnem
  • 6:45 there never was a failed russian utopia yet...

    MrAndrewsAnimationsMrAndrewsAnimationsPřed dnem
  • Might "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" simply be someone who's named Cliff trying to change their legal name?

    LJCyrus1LJCyrus1Před dnem
  • Half of these sounds like SCPs

    Plumjet09Plumjet09Před dnem
  • you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.

    L'éclairL'éclairPřed dnem
  • The best part of current gen AI is that it is absolutely hilarious, even when it works

    SlopedOtterSlopedOtterPřed dnem
  • and I thought creative takeover was a while down the line

    owenmp4owenmp4Před dnem