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

22. Vel 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 ScottPrije 11 dana
    • @Lax512 it’s openai’s gpt3 but you have to give reasons and it has to be professional, but you can use gpt2 which is open to the general public

      RedEraRedEraPrije 3 minuta
    • Wait Tom what was that aI though I want to mess with it

      Lax512Lax512Prije 6 sati
    • @Tom Scott you should go to Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly. (AKA the worlds smallest island) Its in the UK.

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

      RedEraRedEraPrije dan
    • 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 ParkinsonPrije 2 dana
  • plot twist scott isnt real hes just an ai, this was just him bragging about himself

    Brandon WithnellBrandon WithnellPrije sat
  • sounds like nas daily to me

    Simply KiwifiedSimply KiwifiedPrije 2 sati
  • You might find this word interesting then Anemoia - Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known (from the dictionary of obscure sorrows) As far as I can tell it’s not a “real” word but hey, all words are made up

    Sam DukeSam DukePrije 3 sati
  • If you need more content, make a playlist or a second channel of scripts that AI generates. Even if its not real, I would absolutely watch those videos, and I assume I'm not the only one

    Noah BinderNoah BinderPrije 4 sati
  • 7:16 sounds a bit like a cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    the_muteKithe_muteKiPrije 5 sati
  • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

    William BrennanWilliam BrennanPrije 6 sati
  • Im guessing the AI gave you the idea "The AI that helped me find video titles"

    Pickle BugPickle BugPrije 6 sati
  • Video ideas: "The science of diving by 0" "The things our brain doesn't let us remember" "An AI made this video" (lots of clickbait) "When will AI take over the world?" "Why do we use the Internet?" (human relations and stuff) "What's the time on Mars?" (a bit out of your normal videos but might be interesting) "What's the limit of computers?" "The battle between computers and humans" (about when computers became smarter than humans in terms of cpu power) "The Pink Lakes of Australia" Idk if you've made a video of these already but these might be interesting, I hope Tom sees this

    MeableMeablePrije 7 sati
  • This AI is how Trump makes his speeches

    Tobi SmasherTobi SmasherPrije 8 sati
  • A lot of those good-but-fictional video titles sound like ideas for SCPs

    EmeraldEmeraldPrije 8 sati
  • Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death actually sounds like something Jeremy would come up with

    shadowXXeshadowXXePrije 8 sati
  • NOT-stalgia

    Name of the RoseName of the RosePrije 8 sati
  • 5:23 isn’t that deja vu? Or is that a diff thing

    shitpostershitposterPrije 9 sati
  • Ah yes the infamous Park and Ride System

    JoniboiiJoniboiiPrije 9 sati
  • A guy just talking in one take. No jumpcuts, no three cuts per sentence, just coherent interesting talking. I love it.

    Backfisch_opBackfisch_opPrije 9 sati
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" ah, a ferry

    Sara JohnssonSara JohnssonPrije 9 sati
  • I would love for you to make a full series of videos in your signature-style, presenting these parallel-world places and events.

    Lukas Oliver LeoLukas Oliver LeoPrije 10 sati
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" sounds like an SCP

    mateyro999mateyro999Prije 10 sati
  • 4:16 Tom: But I googled those words and they've never been put in that exact order anywhere online. Library of Babel: Am I a joke to you?

    SteveMSteveMPrije 10 sati
  • little does the AI know, it just guessed the plot of wandavision

    Brandon ZhangBrandon ZhangPrije 10 sati
  • Can we talk about how the AI accidentally created the plot of WandaVision?

    ScarletBee03ScarletBee03Prije 10 sati
    • When the human-created AI creates the plot of show about a human creating AI, while being hunted by humans using AI to build their own AI, which was a pre-existing AI made out of another human-created AI. (Yes, this does make sense and is accurate to the MCU plot.)

      TrevorTrevorPrije 10 sati
  • Who else is here from Mumbo Jumbo?

    Lorenzo SegoloniLorenzo SegoloniPrije 11 sati
  • I would love to watch “JEREMY CLARKSONS LOTTERY OF DEATH” on Amazon Prime Video

    Colin CrewColin CrewPrije 11 sati
  • 9001st comment

    Mahpi 380Mahpi 380Prije 11 sati
  • if the thing that you said at the end of the video happends it wont make your job easier it will take your job

    Maks szczurekMaks szczurekPrije 11 sati
  • tom kirby's dream land is a video game

    Parker SedberryParker SedberryPrije 12 sati
  • I'm sure we're not too far off from "generate me a youtube video in the style of Tom Scott" :P

    ntt2kntt2kPrije 12 sati
  • I'm hoping this gets good enough so that we can tell to to finish tv shows that we're cancelled.

    James HoldenJames HoldenPrije 13 sati
  • Good

    Promi AkterPromi AkterPrije 14 sati
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    ceerw butyceerw butyPrije 15 sati
  • Do you memorize your scripts, do you use a prompter or just improvise?

    RubikingRubikingPrije 15 sati
  • 7:18 that was the most perfectly timed car. It sounded so dramatic

    Nathan YoungNathan YoungPrije 16 sati
    • Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

      ceerw butyceerw butyPrije 15 sati
  • Nostagia for a thing that never existed... That's Vapourwave.

    Ben WalshBen WalshPrije 16 sati
  • It's strange the English language lacks a word to describe the feeling of nostalgia for things that aren't real. The closest I can find are words that can't be translated back into English exactly. "a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament." - Saudade (/souˈdädə/) However, Saudade is used in relation to a feeling of longing for an absent "something", even if that thing never existed to begin with; such as when you see a painting of someone that seems familiar, and it brings with it the bitter-sweet feeling of having non-existent fond memories, and the knowledge you'll never see them. It's unlike Anemoia from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which is just the nostalgia for "When times were better, even if you were never there", it's more like carrying your past emotions with you into the present like a time capsule. This is the *closest* to what Scott asked, but it still does not feel entirely correct, considering Saudade is a far more blanket term from the melancholy of the past but having hope to experience old joys again in the future, even if it's with someone else. And then there's Sehnsucht ([ˈzeːnˌzʊxt]), a German noun that expresses the feeling of longing for a "something", and in psychology refers to the idea of craving an alternative experience. However, it's more in line with regret, and thinking of the "Could haves" or "Might dos", instead of having outright nostalgia for a thing gone by. The experience of Sehnsucht is more easily expressed as "What if I said yes?" or having fantastical ideas about the future, such as imagining ones self as famous, or a fated meeting of a true love, or even the idea of finding something new to make you happy. It feels almost natural to explain the feeling of nostalgia for things not experienced as "Agnostalgia", from ágnos/άγνωσ meaning "Unknown", and álgos/ἄλγος meaning "Pain", similar to the origin of Nostalgia.

    Clockwork OttersClockwork OttersPrije 18 sati
  • 2:10 Everything is gray.

    MrEnjoivolcom1MrEnjoivolcom1Prije 18 sati
  • I think you ought to make one of the fictional ones as an April fools video.

    David BalaamDavid BalaamPrije 18 sati
  • Make a separate channel with all the fictional ideas that GPT-3 made up if possible. They would be extremely interesting and would be very entertaining.

    Vicky BoiVicky BoiPrije 19 sati
  • written by a bot

    Filthy LightFilthy LightPrije 20 sati
  • Haha, English people call that a “beach”

    Blithe DreamBlithe DreamPrije 23 sati
  • hiraeth welsh for nostalgic feeling for a home that was never yours

  • There is this cliff that looks like an elephant. I think he's the closest we get to cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    IidaIidaPrije dan
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed "Country Roads", especially the Japanese translation

    Alex McDAlex McDPrije dan
  • aberfan would be incredibly depressing but there is *definitely* a narrative there

    suddenpenguinsuddenpenguinPrije dan
  • @5:21 hauntology.

    Alex TrebekAlex TrebekPrije dan
  • I like the comparison to a sigmoid curve (an activation function that’s also commonly used in neural networks like GPT-3)

    Micah ReichMicah ReichPrije dan
  • Nostalgia for things that never existed, eh? Weebs unite.

    Kingston SteeleKingston SteelePrije dan
  • Why do your videos have to be about things that are true? I'd watch a "secret history of the British moon landing" video. Heck, I'd watch a full length documentary.

    KerithanosKerithanosPrije dan
  • I imagine if anything, the word we could use for nostalgia of an alternative reality could be “alternis ovilis” which would roughly translate from Latin to “alternative nostalgia” I guess that’s more of a phrase than a word.

    Yung AkumaYung AkumaPrije dan
  • Skynet

    Astor ReedAstor ReedPrije dan
  • Dude, you're reverse aging! Make a reveal video talking about how you're actually a vampire! 😆

    StephStephPrije dan
  • Tom is getting replaced.

    Jacob LowensteinJacob LowensteinPrije dan
  • "The green death and the industrial revolution." ...Arsenic Wallpaper?

    TomyironmaneTomyironmanePrije dan
  • If that happens your job will be not easier but obsolete.

    govigoviPrije dan
  • The word is nullstalgia.

    My NameMy NamePrije dan
  • "The British road that is also a boat" There are streets named after Hood and Anson in Hastings. You think they'd be named after the admirals, but two of the neighbouring streets are Norfolk and Sussex. Turns out they're all named for battleships named after the admirals. Huh. Not boats, but sailors: there's a town in Canada (Ajax, Ontario) that names its streets after men who served on three WW1 ships. There was a big hoo-hah over it in 2020 when the name Hans Langsdorff (captain of the Graf Spee) somehow came up in the database.

    harbl99harbl99Prije dan
  • "Hey GPT-3. How can I ensure the success of the GPT-3 project?" Anyone read Avogadro Corp?

    FirstRisingSouIFirstRisingSouIPrije dan
  • there is 100% a boat that’s a road you gotta find it

    Dylan EvansDylan EvansPrije dan
  • hey Tom, have you ever counted in binary on your fingers?

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

    N BeeN BeePrije dan
  • anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for

    13darkjems13darkjemsPrije dan
  • English but all letters are phonetically consistent

    Samantha LoweSamantha LowePrije dan
  • This video was somehow not tagged as horror.

    QuillyikQuillyikPrije dan
  • 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 GabrielPrije dan
  • For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.

    Toby LittlejohnToby LittlejohnPrije dan
  • That word, one of nostalgia for something that doesn't exist; is hiraeth. It's Welsh.

    DumdumshumDumdumshumPrije dan

    Lemon JumpsLemon JumpsPrije dan
  • Tom Scott makes me want to say hi

    Bloop SmootBloop SmootPrije dan
  • 5:21 anemoia

    Vincent ZvolskyVincent ZvolskyPrije dan
  • 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 LuchtPrije dan
  • Tom Scott has been wearing the same grey hoodie for over six years now.

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsPrije dan
  • It’s going to get a lot easier to make videos from now on...

    Mr BurnsMr BurnsPrije dan
  • Is it just me or does a car go past just when its climactic

    JamKeJamKePrije dan
  • was this also a suggested idea?

    jkn ahmedjkn ahmedPrije dan
  • I love that some of the ai ideas sound like tom scott memes

    LukenotLucasLukenotLucasPrije dan
  • Did it come up with this idea?

    John HuntJohn HuntPrije dan
  • Nostalgia for a thing that does not exist is exactly what nostalgia is actually about.

    ClydeLeeMClydeLeeMPrije dan
  • What if... this video was an idea from the AI?

    Sam29Sam29Prije dan
    • @soiung toiue What does that have to do with my comment?

      Sam29Sam29Prije dan
    • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

      soiung toiuesoiung toiuePrije dan
  • 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".

    AlmonsoAlmonsoPrije dan
  • 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.

    AlmonsoAlmonsoPrije dan
  • Did the A.I. suggest this video?

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

    Micuna NikolMicuna NikolPrije dan
  • Anemoia is close. Or perhaps saudade. Neither seems quite right though.

    Ryan SmithRyan SmithPrije dan
  • This was extremely interesting

    CruzredeyeCruzredeyePrije dan
  • Screw "Open"AI though.

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

    A RA RPrije dan
  • "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 SmithPrije dan
  • 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

    twothreebravotwothreebravoPrije dan
  • 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...

    LyarrahLyarrahPrije 2 dana
  • 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 Boots47Prije 2 dana
  • 7:15 good timed car

    AbstraxxtAbstraxxtPrije 2 dana
  • 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.

    pantsOptionalpantsOptionalPrije 2 dana
  • You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.

    Joshua GilpatrickJoshua GilpatrickPrije 2 dana
  • 4:48 potential SCP stories?

    M&MM&MPrije 2 dana
  • 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"".

    MagnusMagnusPrije 2 dana
  • The car around 7:30 was perfect

    Henry N. WhiteHenry N. WhitePrije 2 dana
  • grian?

    A_HipposharkA_HipposharkPrije 2 dana
  • Only Tom Scott can make a lack of content some of the best content on this site

    AMRoseAMRosePrije 2 dana
  • 6:00 you can lie. This is all TRUE. I saw it on HRworld, and the host seemed quite legit.

    CHAOSbergCHAOSbergPrije 2 dana