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

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Tom Scott

Månad sedan

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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OpenAI had no control or sign-off on this video, although I agreed to abide by their ethical guidelines and social media policy.
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 Månad sedan
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 14 timmar sedan
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 7 dagar sedan
Best of luck
Allen DeWitt
Allen DeWitt 12 dagar sedan
Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.
thornofnight 17 dagar sedan
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 17 dagar sedan
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!
Mathew Stormblessed
Mathew Stormblessed Timme sedan
These are all doctor who episode ideas
Hexmonkey 2020
Hexmonkey 2020 5 timmar sedan
Someone should make an AI to realize patterns in text and see if it’s written by an AI
Westley Blakeslee
Westley Blakeslee 8 timmar sedan
At least the AI thinks you just want to make the world a better place
Waggsmith YTP
Waggsmith YTP 8 timmar sedan
Kirby’s Dream Land!
Egelik22 9 timmar sedan
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 9 timmar sedan
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 9 timmar sedan
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 10 timmar sedan
5:05 I just want to appreciate this specific art. It’s my favorite out of the ones here.
Trey Bolick
Trey Bolick 13 timmar sedan
That is incredible, but you went with the communist utopia instead of the floating mountain??
EraseDiskNow 13 timmar sedan
I mean, you could always use those fictional things as videos for April Fool's Day.
Paul Anand
Paul Anand 14 timmar sedan
You speak too fast. Speak slow and get people to actually see all your videos completely.
Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster 14 timmar sedan
The real question is, in which of these hypothetical worlds do Marcel & Judith Kebakko live?
No-Feet McGee
No-Feet McGee 14 timmar sedan
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 15 timmar sedan
"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 15 timmar sedan
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 15 timmar sedan
My great great grandad was captain of the RRS discovery
Gabriele V.
Gabriele V. 16 timmar sedan
Gabriele V.
Gabriele V. 16 timmar sedan
2:44 Tom, please, DON'T give Clarkson, Hammond and May these ideas, they might take them too seriously
FalBΨFGRSΩ Dag sedan
Kirby's Dream sounds like a good nintendo title- oh wait, Kirby's Dreamland, right.
Jeremy Hicks
Jeremy Hicks Dag sedan
Yikes that AI is scary good at writing.
PotatoKiin 712
PotatoKiin 712 Dag sedan
you should make a new Matt and Tom video
Visiblur Dag sedan
You've got plenty of April's fool videos though
Hector Mugwump
Hector Mugwump Dag sedan
@7:08 Did Tom *finally* have good luck with traffic passing during filming??
Hector Mugwump
Hector Mugwump Dag sedan
I really want to believe it
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds Dag sedan
Sounds like the Roald Dahl story: The Great Automatic Gammatisator.
Clamhead 2 dagar sedan
anemoia means nostalgia for a thing you haven't/cannot experience
Erilobar 2 dagar sedan
'The british road that is also a boat' ... sir, that is an aircraft carrier.
M4R1U2 2 dagar sedan
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 2 dagar sedan
anemoia - longing for or nostalgia for a place you have never been.
Merlyn Cooper
Merlyn Cooper 2 dagar sedan
In Welsh the word you need for that feeling of nostalgia is "Hiraeth"
not here anymore
not here anymore 2 dagar sedan
Sacklippe O__O
Sacklippe O__O 3 dagar sedan
Dont wanna be ruff but you seem to get kinda old
Josh Hickman
Josh Hickman 3 dagar sedan
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 3 dagar sedan
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 3 dagar sedan
Don't know about AI, but SEcycle'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 4 dagar sedan
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 4 dagar sedan
Cliffs that have shore to the oceans are actually refusing to be cliffs they keep collapsing constantly
Kevin Snel
Kevin Snel 4 dagar sedan
i wonder what'll happen if you'd give the bible to this AI and make it continue to write
Duy Khang
Duy Khang 4 dagar sedan
5:25 Mandela effect
Myriads Feynman
Myriads Feynman 4 dagar sedan
"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 5 dagar sedan
When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal
riloe 5 dagar sedan
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 5 dagar sedan
Cherry Mosley
Cherry Mosley 5 dagar sedan
Just subscribed
SmallWeinerSteve 5 dagar sedan
i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg
mystwork 5 dagar sedan
Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?
red apple one
red apple one 6 dagar sedan
*the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*
Absolute Pineapple Studios
Absolute Pineapple Studios 6 dagar sedan
*T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*
GPAngel 7 dagar sedan
That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 7 dagar sedan
Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 7 dagar sedan
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 dagar sedan
So whatever *did* happen to be the video name it gave you hadn't put out at the time. Has it been since?
ZakFR 5 dagar sedan
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 7 dagar sedan
I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.
TheCatGoesRawr 7 dagar sedan
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 7 dagar sedan
The beach where you can hear the sea XD
Matt B
Matt B 7 dagar sedan
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 7 dagar sedan
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 7 dagar sedan
i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??
Little Speck
Little Speck 7 dagar sedan
There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia
Brindle Style
Brindle Style 7 dagar sedan
anything worth doing once is worth doing twice
Wensleydale 7 dagar sedan
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 8 dagar sedan
"The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-
Marjohn's Musings
Marjohn's Musings 8 dagar sedan
That was fun
Flynn Sloan
Flynn Sloan 8 dagar sedan
Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...
Alan Burns
Alan Burns 8 dagar sedan
I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.
Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts 8 dagar sedan
The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video
Ciro García
Ciro García 8 dagar sedan
Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian
floooooooooooooooood 8 dagar sedan
I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.
Renan Andrade dos santos
Renan Andrade dos santos 9 dagar sedan
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 9 dagar sedan
I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing
Lloyd Davies
Lloyd Davies 9 dagar sedan
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 9 dagar sedan
“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 9 dagar sedan
the traffic on that road has perfect timing
SAU 9 dagar sedan
Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.
Adam Navigato
Adam Navigato 9 dagar sedan
I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death
Blue Loft Beast
Blue Loft Beast 10 dagar sedan
i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water
Water Sheep
Water Sheep 10 dagar sedan
I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff
DaBeast34 10 dagar sedan
Cool drawings
Ru Ok
Ru Ok 10 dagar sedan
now give the AI the title "faeces"
TVK - TheVeganKnight
TVK - TheVeganKnight 10 dagar sedan
Boglenight 11 dagar sedan
“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 11 dagar sedan
the face in the thumbnail tho
Bandito Donburrito
Bandito Donburrito 11 dagar sedan
Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid
Johanthan Romero
Johanthan Romero 11 dagar sedan
5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect
🎢 ZarStocher
🎢 ZarStocher 11 dagar sedan
"The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD
Veggieoskibroski 11 dagar sedan
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 12 dagar sedan
Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.
Javier Fito
Javier Fito 12 dagar sedan
AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?
Skrollz 12 dagar sedan
I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit
JMUDoc 12 dagar sedan
I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."
sauved0 12 dagar sedan
It's like a spaceship for sharks...
A real Human
A real Human 13 dagar sedan
You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice
Twentydragon 13 dagar sedan
Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.
Qyda 13 dagar sedan
I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire
J Lawrence Buell iv
J Lawrence Buell iv 13 dagar sedan
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 13 dagar sedan
When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.
Redcharcoalaz 13 dagar sedan
2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually
{ saturn's rings }
{ saturn's rings } 13 dagar sedan
"The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha
Jeffrey Zheng
Jeffrey Zheng 13 dagar sedan
It sounds more like Half As Interesting
Sam Valladares
Sam Valladares 14 dagar sedan
The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!
Curllum 14 dagar sedan
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 14 dagar sedan
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