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

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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 Scott12 päivää sitten
    • K

      2_tan2_tan47 minuuttia sitten
    • Do a video on the floating ship illusion in falmouth, cornwall!!!

      inkboy12345inkboy1234511 tuntia sitten
    • @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

      RedEraRedEra21 tunti sitten
    • Wait Tom what was that aI though I want to mess with it

      Lax512Lax512Päivä sitten
    • @Tom Scott you should go to Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly. (AKA the worlds smallest island) Its in the UK.

      Spencer WhippleSpencer Whipple2 päivää sitten
  • Wigan is in the North West, not West Midlands. A simple google search would have corrected this.

    Barbecue ShoesBarbecue Shoes14 minuuttia sitten
  • "the strange light that floats over oxfordshire" the moon: am i a joke to you?

    SpaceexplorerSpaceexplorer16 minuuttia sitten
  • 4:49 the ai really reinvented street fighter x tekken

    JustSomeCringyKidJustSomeCringyKid2 tuntia sitten
  • The road that is also a boat: I-90 floating bridge in Seattle.

    Donald RiversDonald Rivers3 tuntia sitten
  • Tom be soundin' like Mumbo Jumbo bout to give a Slime Block Tutorial

    Mr !!?Mr !!?3 tuntia sitten
  • Now it can do my homework!

    Ikethepro18Ikethepro183 tuntia sitten
  • The strange light the flow over Oxfordshire could be a work as once a Balloon shaped like a TV style UFO flow over north Oxfordshire and many reported it to fox FM at the time. One of those things I partially remember of FOX FM before they sold out they had good trusty local news but we all now media is now brought and not local on Heart FM which now own them.

    DJgregBrownDJgregBrown4 tuntia sitten
  • Should have started the whole video with the script GPT-3 ran for you, Tom!

    Omar SmithOmar Smith6 tuntia sitten
  • one of the suggestions were to make a video about the suggestions... AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII lmaoooooo

    Lookaz stanLookaz stan6 tuntia sitten
  • KIRBY"S DREAMland was a popular nintendo game (serie).

    FFwachtenFFwachten7 tuntia sitten
  • 1:03 I'm dying at the bottom one 💀

    Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz Olechowski7 tuntia sitten
  • Wigan is not in the west midlands. how insulting.

    KiieeraanKiieeraan8 tuntia sitten
  • That car going past at speed at 7:13 ... Couldn't have been netter timed honestly.

    Suburban MediaSuburban Media9 tuntia sitten
  • It's a bit disappointing that Kirby's Dreamland in reality is just a muggy patch of English countryside.

    FuzzzWuzzzFuzzzWuzzz9 tuntia sitten
  • 7:14 That car in the background had excellent timing. Right on cue

    Jude BedessemJude Bedessem11 tuntia sitten
  • “Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?

    sehhi vootysehhi vooty11 tuntia sitten
  • Was the episode you hadn't released yet at the time "Why Progress Bars Don't Move Smoothly"

    Spencer ReisnerSpencer Reisner12 tuntia sitten
    • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

      sehhi vootysehhi vooty11 tuntia sitten
  • Stop forcing cliffs to be cliffs

    smhily ツsmhily ツ12 tuntia sitten
  • “I got a bad feeling about this...”

    Philosophical_CactusPhilosophical_Cactus13 tuntia sitten
  • The 7th one is a true tail

    izak baxendaleizak baxendale14 tuntia sitten
  • e here from jobos channel

    FrogboyaidanFrogboyaidan15 tuntia sitten
  • WTF YT!

    DestoryDestory15 tuntia sitten
  • Kirby's Dream

    PossiblyAMagicMagePossiblyAMagicMage16 tuntia sitten
  • 7:15 that timing was just too perfect for the car to pass by. Felt like a crescendo

    AzimAzim18 tuntia sitten
  • There's a Portugese word for nostalgia for something that never happened: "saudade". And there's a word for nostalgia for things that did happen, but way before you even existed: "anemoia". E.g. a longing for the 19th century.

    lnpilotlnpilot18 tuntia sitten
  • So, you essentially ran a random text generator that created thousands of nonsensical titles, then you picked a few that made sense. Congratulations: you came up with a video idea.

    lnpilotlnpilot18 tuntia sitten
  • The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire sounds like it could be a novel written by the Cambridge 5.

    Pat KeysPat Keys19 tuntia sitten
  • plot twist scott isnt real hes just an ai, this was just him bragging about himself

    Brandon WithnellBrandon Withnell22 tuntia sitten
  • sounds like nas daily to me

    Simply KiwifiedSimply Kiwified23 tuntia sitten
  • 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 DukePäivä sitten
  • 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 BinderPäivä sitten
  • 7:16 sounds a bit like a cliff that doesn't want to be a cliff

    the_muteKithe_muteKiPäivä sitten
  • I just wanted to note that the timing of that car with the curve worked really well

    William BrennanWilliam BrennanPäivä sitten
  • Im guessing the AI gave you the idea "The AI that helped me find video titles"

    Pickle BugPickle BugPäivä sitten
  • 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

    MeableMeablePäivä sitten
  • This AI is how Trump makes his speeches

    Tobi SmasherTobi SmasherPäivä sitten
  • A lot of those good-but-fictional video titles sound like ideas for SCPs

    EmeraldEmeraldPäivä sitten
  • Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death actually sounds like something Jeremy would come up with

    shadowXXeshadowXXePäivä sitten
  • NOT-stalgia

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

    shitpostershitposterPäivä sitten
  • Ah yes the infamous Park and Ride System

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

    Backfisch_opBackfisch_opPäivä sitten
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" ah, a ferry

    Sara JohnssonSara JohnssonPäivä sitten
  • 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 LeoPäivä sitten
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" sounds like an SCP

    mateyro999mateyro999Päivä sitten
    • @NickDev XD

      mateyro999mateyro99956 minuuttia sitten
    • time to steal ideas

      NickDevNickDev4 tuntia sitten
  • 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?

    SteveMSteveMPäivä sitten
  • little does the AI know, it just guessed the plot of wandavision

    Brandon ZhangBrandon ZhangPäivä sitten
  • Can we talk about how the AI accidentally created the plot of WandaVision?

    ScarletBee03ScarletBee03Päivä sitten
    • 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.)

      TrevorTrevorPäivä sitten
  • Who else is here from Mumbo Jumbo?

    Lorenzo SegoloniLorenzo SegoloniPäivä sitten
    • Me

      Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz Olechowski7 tuntia sitten
  • I would love to watch “JEREMY CLARKSONS LOTTERY OF DEATH” on Amazon Prime Video

    Colin CrewColin CrewPäivä sitten
  • 9001st comment

    Mahpi 380Mahpi 380Päivä sitten
  • 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 szczurekPäivä sitten
  • tom kirby's dream land is a video game

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

    ntt2kntt2kPäivä sitten
  • I'm hoping this gets good enough so that we can tell to to finish tv shows that we're cancelled.

    James HoldenJames HoldenPäivä sitten
  • Good

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

    ceerw butyceerw butyPäivä sitten
  • Do you memorize your scripts, do you use a prompter or just improvise?

    RubikingRubikingPäivä sitten
  • 7:18 that was the most perfectly timed car. It sounded so dramatic

    Nathan YoungNathan YoungPäivä sitten
    • 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 butyPäivä sitten
  • Nostagia for a thing that never existed... That's Vapourwave.

    Ben WalshBen WalshPäivä sitten
  • 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 OttersPäivä sitten
  • 2:10 Everything is gray.

    MrEnjoivolcom1MrEnjoivolcom1Päivä sitten
  • I think you ought to make one of the fictional ones as an April fools video.

    David BalaamDavid BalaamPäivä sitten
  • 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 BoiPäivä sitten
  • written by a bot

    Filthy LightFilthy LightPäivä sitten
  • Haha, English people call that a “beach”

    Blithe DreamBlithe DreamPäivä sitten
  • hiraeth welsh for nostalgic feeling for a home that was never yours

    NlC WILSONNlC WILSONPäivä sitten
  • 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

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

    Alex McDAlex McDPäivä sitten
  • aberfan would be incredibly depressing but there is *definitely* a narrative there

    suddenpenguinsuddenpenguinPäivä sitten
  • @5:21 hauntology.

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

    Micah ReichMicah ReichPäivä sitten
  • Nostalgia for things that never existed, eh? Weebs unite.

    Kingston SteeleKingston SteelePäivä sitten
  • 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.

    KerithanosKerithanosPäivä sitten
  • 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 AkumaPäivä sitten
  • Skynet

    Astor ReedAstor Reed2 päivää sitten
  • Dude, you're reverse aging! Make a reveal video talking about how you're actually a vampire! 😆

    StephSteph2 päivää sitten
  • Tom is getting replaced.

    Jacob LowensteinJacob Lowenstein2 päivää sitten
  • "The green death and the industrial revolution." ...Arsenic Wallpaper?

    TomyironmaneTomyironmane2 päivää sitten
  • If that happens your job will be not easier but obsolete.

    govigovi2 päivää sitten
  • The word is nullstalgia.

    My NameMy Name2 päivää sitten
  • "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.

    harbl99harbl992 päivää sitten
  • "Hey GPT-3. How can I ensure the success of the GPT-3 project?" Anyone read Avogadro Corp?

    FirstRisingSouIFirstRisingSouI2 päivää sitten
  • there is 100% a boat that’s a road you gotta find it

    Dylan EvansDylan Evans2 päivää sitten
  • hey Tom, have you ever counted in binary on your fingers?

    BbonnoBbonno2 päivää sitten
  • Well, your job might get a lot easier... but then, a bit after that, your job won't be needed... :-P *Singularity*

    N BeeN Bee2 päivää sitten
  • anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for

    13darkjems13darkjems2 päivää sitten
  • English but all letters are phonetically consistent

    Samantha LoweSamantha Lowe2 päivää sitten
  • This video was somehow not tagged as horror.

    QuillyikQuillyik2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Gabriel2 päivää sitten
  • For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.

    Toby LittlejohnToby Littlejohn2 päivää sitten
  • That word, one of nostalgia for something that doesn't exist; is hiraeth. It's Welsh.

    DumdumshumDumdumshum2 päivää sitten

    Lemon JumpsLemon Jumps2 päivää sitten
  • Tom Scott makes me want to say hi

    Bloop SmootBloop Smoot2 päivää sitten
  • 5:21 anemoia

    Vincent ZvolskyVincent Zvolsky2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Lucht2 päivää sitten
  • Tom Scott has been wearing the same grey hoodie for over six years now.

    Mr BurnsMr Burns2 päivää sitten
  • It’s going to get a lot easier to make videos from now on...

    Mr BurnsMr Burns2 päivää sitten