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

22.02.2021 г.
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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 Scottпреди 4 дни
    • Whoah, I'm gonna need a full video on that amazing beach and the sounds it makes.

      PXPXпреди 2 часа
    • Can you do a video on the HMS Resolution?

      sneekmatrixsneekmatrixпреди 4 часа
    • I want to believe this is meta and this video is exactly what the AI determined would be the best idea for a video

      Nathan TaylorNathan Taylorпреди 4 часа
    • @4:46: The Netherlands has a town called Groningen which has synchronized bicycle traffic lights. It was part of a major overhaul of the city, turning it into an anti-car and pro-bicycle town. I guess you could argue synchronized traffic lights saved Groningen?

      Captain ZorkCaptain Zorkпреди 15 часа
    • might i suggest “fiction friday” or perhaps “fiction fortnight” where you upload an AI generated video which isn’t true but is still in your style and is fun to watch? i would, at least, love to watch them !!

      shireen singhalshireen singhalпреди 17 часа
  • I was so excited to get access to GPT3 for my research. It is a beast!

    Imtihan AhmedImtihan Ahmedпреди 33 минути
  • Have you ever looked at doing one on Calum's Rd on the Isle of Skye?

    Owen BrighurstOwen Brighurstпреди 39 минути
  • I've heard the word sehnsucht, used to describe the feeling of nostalgia of something that never existed. Its a German word that describes "longing and nostalgia for a far-off home one has never visited"

    DANLiDANLiпреди час
  • Over computerphile Rob Miles interpreted the GPT 3 paper and the general conclusion is that we're not close to tapering off in regard to language models: if we can throw more compute into a model, it's expected to improve further, in a manner that can be described as linear.

    Cristian GarcíaCristian Garcíaпреди час
  • "Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death" - well, make it "Richard Hammond's lottery of death" and you have the alternate title for "The Grand Tour".

    Bitfire31337Bitfire31337преди час
  • Ah yes, OpenAI. The thing that thousand of weird people use to make stories based on their degenerate fetishes.

    New Meta KnightNew Meta Knightпреди час
  • A.N.N.E. is a protocol standard for storing various data on-chain via OP return (and later op pushdata). It loosely emulates the human brain in that its basic building block is a neuron and those neurons interconnect to form circuits. Using the standard creates a “relon”. A relon is a conceptually encoded standardized indexed triplet. Everything and anything can be encoded with ANNE by breaking it down into its most basic concepts and wiring them back together as a circuit.

    EarthEarthпреди час
  • That face, when an AI could do fiction better than you

    Fikri FadhlurrahmanFikri Fadhlurrahmanпреди час
  • Honestly, 'The beach where you can hear the sea' sounds like a video with some very interesting twist :)

    M MariaM Mariaпреди час
  • real is cool and all, but having a tom scott video abput the white cube at then end of the earth would be kind of better

    ruokruokпреди час
  • 5:04 "The strange light that floats over-" wait a minute, thats the moon!

    Carbon CoilCarbon Coilпреди 2 часа
  • "There was no Russian utopia!" That sounds EXACTLY what a Russian utopia would like you to believe! agreed!

    Regdu GehtRegdu Gehtпреди 2 часа
  • How about "The strange migrating pattern of seahorses" ?

    Pierre Villemaire-BrooksPierre Villemaire-Brooksпреди 2 часа
  • "The long forgotten history of the British moon landing" *BRITANIA RULES THE WAVES INTENSIFIES*

    Silver NightSilver Nightпреди 2 часа
  • Your job wont just become easier, it will become extinct.

    sirkasticsirkasticпреди 2 часа
  • Tom, chill out :)

    Stijn van het ReveStijn van het Reveпреди 3 часа
  • Where is the end of the world, and how big a kickstarter campaign would you need to build a white cube there? The south pole seems like a good bet, but you could make an argument for Tristan da Cunha. I like the idea of you starting to make interesting places just so you can make videos about them, like that crimestoppers presenter who went on a killing spree.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collinsпреди 3 часа
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" The Newport Transporter Bridge you covered a while back has a section that cars drive onto (like a road) but which is called a gondola (like a boat). It wouldn't be a good video, but there's almost some good wordplay there.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collinsпреди 3 часа
  • The theme I've picked up from your videos is "this thing/event and its relation to history and technological development." Obviously it's a lot more broad than just history and technology, but even your videos on present issues seem to be things that will be relevant for those things in the future.

    Allan JohnsonAllan Johnsonпреди 3 часа
  • 5:24 I’m cracking up because I’ve heard this concept before but it was in Frank Javcee’s “How to Simpsonwave” video

    MichaelMichaelпреди 3 часа
  • Wierd... people are boring

    Cuntsen DicksnburgerCuntsen Dicksnburgerпреди 3 часа
  • The commitment to Lofthouse is ridiculous

    Ashley GouldAshley Gouldпреди 3 часа
  • 7:17 Well that's convenient.

    GBA811GBA811преди 4 часа
  • Tom: I ran out of ideas Also Tom: Thats actually a good video idea.

    Little PotatooLittle Potatooпреди 4 часа
  • What's the ai called

    PlagalurksPlagalurksпреди 5 часа
  • - ok guys, so here’s the famous cliff that refuses to be a cliff. - did you just call me a cliff?!

    Cameron JamesCameron Jamesпреди 5 часа
  • Fernweh (German) - Feeling homesick for a place you've never been.

    secpdsecpdпреди 5 часа
  • A video on why television competitions have to allow free postal entries- when they charge £2+ SMS cost to enter. Why don't they charge the postal people? Or why offer postal at all? Are they forced to?

    AdamAdamпреди 5 часа
  • The lumpy memory clinically boil because lamp holoprosencephaly wink abaft a steady mosque. noiseless, eight snowplow

    Joanna ThompsonJoanna Thompsonпреди 5 часа
  • I like this BBC show! :)

    neoxerxesneoxerxesпреди 5 часа
  • "failed Russian utopia in Yorkshire" lmao that's some quality comedy

    SomethingGreatishappeningSomethingGreatishappeningпреди 5 часа
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, is that similar to feelings of nostalgia for a time before you were born?

    chris davidsonchris davidsonпреди 5 часа
  • *Tom Scott in the thumbnail looking like the chicken from Moana*

    sirchicken foodsirchicken foodпреди 5 часа
  • This video should be titled: "Tom Scott discovers the 'Fiction' genre and wants to switch jobs".

    Jp ObiJp Obiпреди 5 часа
  • it's great! how about a vacation? if you're not already on vacation - permanently - to make these videos...

    HlkpfHlkpfпреди 6 часа
  • This was an epic video! Thank you!

    SnopFopSnopFopпреди 6 часа
  • You can make a second channel of all the fictional videos!?!!!?!!

    WhippySpoosledorfWhippySpoosledorfпреди 6 часа
  • 5:22 i suggest scottstalgia

    Lars Tangen-HestnesLars Tangen-Hestnesпреди 6 часа
  • Plot Twist: Tom has been getting his ideas from this service for forever but then the AI told him to do a video on itself.

    dzlandisdzlandisпреди 6 часа
  • So, That's the "Kirby's Dream Land" all the kids were talking about...

    Mr BlitzMr Blitzпреди 6 часа
  • I prefer the AI content. Reality is irrelevant.

    tagtag66tagtag66преди 7 часа
  • The gravity defying mountain sounds like a type of cliff that confused geologists because through the calculations, the rock should have slipped or broken off and their not sure why it hasn't

    littledergonlittledergonпреди 7 часа
  • The closest word to what you were asking for is the word Anemoia. Which means to feel nostalgia for a time you've never known or lived in.

    TeamgetoutTeamgetoutпреди 7 часа
  • What actually makes a Tom Scott video? I think it's just things about things. I mean looking at Scott's old stuff from 7 years ago, it's... interesting. Maybe the secret is visual facts for people who appreciate the little known things that assist humans in everyday life. Or inventions, or...well, anything.

    b9yb9yпреди 7 часа
  • 5:22 lostalgia

    JohnHenry MillsJohnHenry Millsпреди 7 часа
  • What do you mean you had to turn it down, it was perfect with "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death"! Frankly at times Top Gear seemed like a death lottery for them with some of their ideas

    Matthew NapoletanoMatthew Napoletanoпреди 7 часа
  • A video about trying to find the subject for a video? Freaking brilliant! You still taught us new things.

    Marcus DaughtryMarcus Daughtryпреди 8 часа
  • Well it's not just a cheap-thougt correlation between people getting dumber (resulting in more astouned or facinated watchers or consumers) thinking the robot stuff must have improved. Also there seems to be way to much stuff in the internet (which often isn't well re-viewed oder "remastered" though). I'd improve a lot of data strings (or what you'd call them) but who would tolerate calming dry logic, simple "dull" truth? Take a look at wikipedia, where 90% of "alternative data" isn't tolerated by faint-coloured thinking dominators. And reporters and journalists are getting mentally aimed on when they post an assumption. Why don't they add some words like "this is beta information, we are only 92 percent sure". Some consuming people would like and enjoy to handicraft. Most men would need to. We get enough ' that stuff. Modern perfection won't properly breathe. But who "sinks down to my level" anyway...

    Simon JäkleSimon Jäkleпреди 8 часа
  • What on earth, this is amazing

    Invertland ProductionsInvertland Productionsпреди 8 часа
  • I want to watch Clarkson’s lottery of death tho

    J RJ Rпреди 8 часа
  • Imagine being so interesting that a video about yourself running out of ideas for videos is still interesting

    Lucas OnLucas Onпреди 8 часа
  • Anemoia is nistalgia for a time youve bever known, i thinks its applicable

    Noah McGaffeyNoah McGaffeyпреди 8 часа
  • Your job will get a lot easier, but only to the point where the AI can also create a person from scratch that tells the story for you in a fictonal world it generated. Novels will be written by AI and I don't know if I like it.

    RemizZRemizZпреди 8 часа
  • There was that bizarrely square iceberg back in 2018, so "The White Cube at the End of the World" isn't so much an impossible thing as it is one that was missed.

    TiypoTiypoпреди 8 часа
  • 5:22 There is a german word "sehnsucht" which describes this feeling. Its direct meaning as a "longing and nostalgia for a far-off home one has never visited," :)

    NotAdmmNotAdmmпреди 8 часа
  • I can imagine you making a video called the only beach where you can hear the sea and the video reveals that all the beaches are technically 1 or that the sea isn't the sea

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paineпреди 8 часа
  • Best one for me was about the long forgotten British Moon Landings?!!!!

    plica06plica06преди 9 часа
  • I don't even think it's spooky or new. Just better than previous renditions. People have been using this tech for a while now and it's sometimes difficult to spot.

    miinyoomiinyooпреди 9 часа
  • Since lockdown is keeping us down, why not talk about the lockdown, for posterity basicly. I think every 50-100 years there is a major event in the world that will shape the lives of millions, and they usually get documented and talked about later, "in the history books". What I mean maybe the video dont have to be "about lockdown" but more about how humans adapt to changing situations and events. Maybe in another 50-100 years there will be another global event, and we will use skills and practices we learnt during covid lockdown. You know. I think there is a video there, about the generational experience.

    Crow of CriusCrow of Criusпреди 9 часа
  • the word for that nostalgia is called 'Sehnsucht ' in German

    Wenzel KeilWenzel Keilпреди 9 часа
  • One thing that humans are great at, but which has always been the bane of AI, is being innovative or creative. Well, that's a thing of the past. AI is now more innovative than humans, as well.

    anti/HUMAN Designsanti/HUMAN Designsпреди 9 часа
  • I have an idea for a video. You probably already have made it & I just can't find it. Why do internet/computer calculators get some calculation completely wrong while the old analog? Ones get them right

    A KaleA Kaleпреди 9 часа
  • The road that is a boat could be true if it is a road that is a BOAT - Byway Open to All Traffic.

    Rights of Way: Restoring the RecordRights of Way: Restoring the Recordпреди 9 часа
  • Now for the real question. Who came up with the idea for this video?

    Angelo HankinsAngelo Hankinsпреди 9 часа
  • roads that are boats makes perfect sense a b.o.a.t is a byway open to all traffic

    Tim NewTim Newпреди 9 часа
  • The Green Death is indeed a Doctor Who episode and includes giant green maggots/caterpillars.

    TheGerkumanTheGerkumanпреди 9 часа
  • 5:23 Well, it's not technically an English word, but there's always hiraeth.

    Gregg JohnsonGregg Johnsonпреди 9 часа
  • That last bit about the "AI that only gives answers that are true" is only adding to my "The dystopia of the future and how to stop it" vibe of recently watched YT vids (mgs2, deus ex etc. etc.)

    NODZZNODZZпреди 9 часа
  • There's a Welsh word for a nostalgia for something that never was. It's called 'hiraeth'.

    Lewis TileyLewis Tileyпреди 10 часа
  • How a change in the calendar created a holiday for fools. Churchill's Trolley Problem: Or How Coventry Came To Be Bombed The Astounding and Secret History of the Inflatable Tank Battalion How a Pocketwatch Helped Lead to British Naval Dominance

    S.P. RoachS.P. Roachпреди 10 часа
  • Some of the "nonsense" titles actually make for some really good worldbuilding inspiration.

    Ragnar Þór GuðmundssonRagnar Þór Guðmundssonпреди 10 часа
  • Anemoia- nostalgia for a time that never happened

    Alice WonderlandAlice Wonderlandпреди 10 часа
  • anemoia, is the word your looking for @5:27, it is nostalgia for a time you've never lived, it's a word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, but i dont think its an actual word

    Rawr The DinosawrRawr The Dinosawrпреди 10 часа
  • The Cliff that Refuses to be a Cliff Cliff: I never said that

    SaturnSaturnпреди 10 часа
  • dude this proves you will never run out of content as long as you want to make the video

    theWORSTlucktheWORSTluckпреди 10 часа
  • Talk about why there’s no vids to make. The earth is too boring

    Oliver YoungOliver Youngпреди 10 часа
  • The perfectly timed car at 7:20

    Samira LawtonSamira Lawtonпреди 10 часа
  • Would be nice if the AI would recommend making this video

    Rob BRob Bпреди 10 часа
  • "Leaving a Dent in a Hill side" : the story of the Highest Railway Station in the UK, standing at 1150 feet above sea level on the Settle and Carlisle line

    A Night at the InnA Night at the Innпреди 10 часа
  • Can you do a video about the green death and the industrial revolution. No one should die by copper poisoning. :3

    Ernest PierceErnest Pierceпреди 10 часа
  • >"If that happens, my job will get a lot easier" Easier or fully automated?

    butti fdftbutti fdftпреди 10 часа
  • I want to work at openai , they are writing the future.

    Anshul SharmaAnshul Sharmaпреди 10 часа
    • The green creeping death is what engineers call copper corrosion.

      butti fdftbutti fdftпреди 10 часа
  • good to know lofthouse hasn't disappeared yet.

    NooboNooboпреди 11 часа
  • I for one would gladly watch videos of made up alternate universe facts generated by a robot

    Kevin SmithKevin Smithпреди 11 часа
  • "The strange light over Oxfordshire." You mean that thing that's visible during cloudless days?

    Aecius the PhilosopherAecius the Philosopherпреди 11 часа
  • After this video I played around with the older GPT-2 that is available to the public, not really replicating your experiment, but just prompting it with some titles of the videos of yours... The results were really interesting nonetheless, some of my favourites: "What the Hell is a Random Number?" "Why I Don't Trust Humans" "How I Made a New Emoji" "Why Robots Shouldn't Be Trying To Kill You" "Why I'm Not A Very Happy Robot"

    VitharVitharпреди 11 часа
  • "Essential" travel, huh?

    Fine Gentleman in CrocsFine Gentleman in Crocsпреди 11 часа
  • You could still use all those video ideas that aren't real. Just create another channel that's a satire on infotainment.

    Olaf van RijnsbergenOlaf van Rijnsbergenпреди 11 часа
  • I recommend you do some sort of piece on Wigan pier as its part of heritage of the inland waterways. Though it would be interesting to know what the houses the AI was talking about.

    Jim AtkinsJim Atkinsпреди 11 часа
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff wrote that message in chalk.

    Zappa WenchZappa Wenchпреди 12 часа
  • Please do the welsh mining accident or look into tryweryn

    Adam WolfyAdam Wolfyпреди 12 часа
  • I want a video on the post office railway! That looks really interesting.

    Jannis AdamekJannis Adamekпреди 12 часа
  • OMG send those suggestions to the folks at Nightvale, so many of them are **exactly** their style! 😍

    Hugo Desrosiers-PlaisanceHugo Desrosiers-Plaisanceпреди 12 часа
  • Why not do an article on the rock salt mines of Winsford?

    R JonesR Jonesпреди 12 часа
  • Plot twist: this video idea was generated by AI

    DoviasDoviasпреди 12 часа
  • Fantastic video, Tom!

    Joshua MorganJoshua Morganпреди 12 часа
  • I don't think Wigan would like being referred to as 'West Midlands'

    R JonesR Jonesпреди 12 часа
  • The green creeping death is what engineers call copper corrosion.

    nick klausnick klausпреди 12 часа
  • Hireath is that word! Welsh.

    Roland FischerRoland Fischerпреди 13 часа