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

22 feb 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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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: 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 Scott8 giorni fa
    • @Doctor Mari-who Scom Tott

      Beanbot ProductionsBeanbot Productions15 ore fa
    • 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..

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    • @TheMiningTeam "The point of GPT-3 is that it creates whole new sentences based on what it has seen before." YES EXACTLY! You do understand it is working off what it has access to? ITS NOT CREATING ANYTHOMNG FROM SCRATCH! Its copying everything it creates from other sentences. Combining words and phrases from other sentences and phrases. Since it doesnt know how to do it! it makes silly suggestions and impossible ones. This is why ARTIFICAL intelligence fails, it requires (REAL) INTELLEGNCE to do the things they try to get ARTIFICAL intelligence to do! You just cant code that!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Giorno fa
    • @Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE! Not anymore. The point of GPT-3 is that it creates whole new sentences *based* on what it has seen before.

      TheMiningTeamTheMiningTeamGiorno fa
  • "the beach where you can hear the sea" I'd watch this.

    Pigman RockerPigman Rocker28 minuti fa
  • the "impossible but fictional" video titles sound like HP lovecraft short stories

    Boudreaux BroletariatBoudreaux Broletariat59 minuti fa
  • well, of course we don't know anything about such cliff, because it refuses to be one. successfully.

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  • That car went by at just the right point in the sigmoid curve

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  • 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!!!

    CoolkidvinnyCoolkidvinny2 ore fa
  • This ai is probably the mastermind behind half as interesting

    garthvater111garthvater1113 ore fa
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called conservatism

    Lieselotte AyaLieselotte Aya3 ore fa
  • If the AI ever suggested the title of this video... is...would that pass the Turing test, or is that a fluke?

    BenevolentBenevolent4 ore fa
  • hypnospace outlaw - nostalgia for something that never existed

    TommyWashowTommyWashow4 ore fa
  • Some few of those are things that might come. They might exist... Ten years from now.

    DrackarDrackar5 ore fa
  • Google tells me that 'wistful' might be the world you're looking for when you mention nostalgia.

    NeaoxNeaox5 ore fa
  • 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 Melody5 ore fa
  • 6:45 there never was a failed russian utopia yet...

    MrAndrewsAnimationsMrAndrewsAnimations5 ore fa
  • Might "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" simply be someone who's named Cliff trying to change their legal name?

    LJCyrus1LJCyrus15 ore fa
  • Half of these sounds like SCPs

    Plumjet09Plumjet095 ore fa
  • you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.

    L'éclairL'éclair6 ore fa
  • The best part of current gen AI is that it is absolutely hilarious, even when it works

    SlopedOtterSlopedOtter6 ore fa
  • and I thought creative takeover was a while down the line

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  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" had me laughing, and I just woke up. Someone needs to make that into a serious video.

    Imagine KudryavkaImagine Kudryavka7 ore fa
  • There WAS a white square of ice in Antarctica

    JordanJordan7 ore fa
  • I mean Scheel's green contained deadly amounts of arsnic and it was developed during the dye industry boom which was part of the Industrial rev so it had something there.

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  • "The White Cube at the End of the World" sounds like a rejected Exurb1a video

    OneBigPlayListerOneBigPlayLister7 ore fa
  • Anyone know where I can rent Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death?

    NoodleBomberNoodleBomber7 ore fa

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  • Plot Twist: these videos are real in a parallel universe wich the AI connects to.

    RogueBeatsRogueBeats8 ore fa
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death

    Catunyti.6 .4Catunyti.6 .48 ore fa
  • I love how you could make a channel entirely about castro and everything about him. Like the poisoned milkshake that failed cuz the pills cracked when frozen, or UBRE BLANCA

    Atomicwinter 31Atomicwinter 318 ore fa
  • You should've had the AI write the script in this video

    Evin DrewsEvin Drews8 ore fa
  • I really wanna learn about Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death now

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  • feelin existential dread from this for some reason

    Christopher BirnbaumChristopher Birnbaum10 ore fa
  • Anemoia is the name for nostalgia for something you've never experienced. the concept has a connotation of being for people who are younger than an event feeling nostalgia for said event. looking at popular "old style" letsplays or YT videos/website archives from when youtube/the internet was in its infancy. i think retro shooters play on this feeling heavily perhaps without realising the exact term.

    ghostboy1225ghostboy122510 ore fa
  • Hold up... are you telling me it came up with the CIA plot to assassinate Castro with explosive sea shells but didn't even know it was true??

    JJ FXJJ FX10 ore fa
  • I can't believe I wasn't subscribed... Well, I'm now I guess

    Svatopluk ČechSvatopluk Čech11 ore fa
  • If Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death isn't a real game show in the next few years I am going to mighty disappointed

    kackerskackers11 ore fa
  • cheater

    Hri7566Hri756611 ore fa
  • Do your viewers know that kirbys dream is a videogame? I thought I'd see at least one comment about it by now but...

    Aaron LongAaron Long11 ore fa
  • Do your viewers know that kirbys dream is a videogame? I thought I'd see at least one comment about it by now but...

    Aaron LongAaron Long11 ore fa
  • Did you honestly expect no one in *your* audience would recognise Helena Blavatsky as the picture of that Nondescript Russian Baroness.

    Totally Not A CylonTotally Not A Cylon11 ore fa
  • Also, this is why we need critical thinking and to look for sources.

    Benjamin BradshawBenjamin Bradshaw12 ore fa
  • Adding a restriction that the stories be True ... that sounds a lot like the interplay between the different parts of the brain, where the frontal lobe filters impulses and exerts self-control. What GPT-3 has managed seems analogous to what our brains manage during Dreaming or creative efforts like stringing together Poetry. An artist will apply rules to filter and rearrange concepts, but those are based on a World Model that the "AI" simply doesn't have yet. It doesn't have a concept of how things work; it only spots relationships.

    Daniel BudneyDaniel Budney12 ore fa
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed: Resonance - Home

    Benjamin BradshawBenjamin Bradshaw12 ore fa
  • are you boxing yourself in with "what works"

    Dekko22Dekko2212 ore fa
  • GPT-3 access gang

    Eric BennettEric Bennett12 ore fa
  • You could try to make something like "Tom Scott Fictional" where there would be the fictional sotries animated or recorded like in 5:54 . Just an idea.

    Kris DreemurrKris Dreemurr12 ore fa
  • haha britain colonize moon

    Batch CoderBatch Coder13 ore fa
  • wait Tom the word is just fantasy 😭

    Sky BugSky Bug13 ore fa
  • 7:15 that car timing was perfect

    AngrySlime- osu!AngrySlime- osu!13 ore fa
  • "I don't think there's a word in the English language for 'nostalgia for a thing that never existed'." I'm sure the Germans have one lying around somewhere.

    Not EskinorNot Eskinor13 ore fa
  • Wow! That's crazy!

    James BurtonJames Burton13 ore fa
  • T. Scott: I don't think English has a word for "nostalgia for things that have never existed" Finland/Germany: Hold my kyykkyviini

    EK XEK X14 ore fa
  • 2:07 …also known as “At Least One Fight Scene From Every Tokusatsu Ever”

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  • "The British Road That is Also A Boat" a car ferry or pontoon bridge

    scarylion.roarscarylion.roar14 ore fa
  • 7:08 This was the most perfectly planned audio I've heard in a while Too bad it wasn't

    Jesus AcunaJesus Acuna14 ore fa
  • All of the ideas you say don't work, I am interested in. I had no idea about any of them.

    NodeXNodeX14 ore fa
  • 'I don't think there is a word for nostalgia for something that doesn't exist' Vaporwave Aesthetics, anemoia, Liminal Images You're welcome.

    Willow RoseWillow Rose14 ore fa
    • Excuse me, I forgot weirdcore.

      Willow RoseWillow Rose14 ore fa
  • 2:43 I'd love to see this

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  • This is 2 minute papers with doctor karoly-zolnai-fehér.

    The middle manThe middle man14 ore fa
    • Sorry if the misspelling of the name triggers you :((

      The middle manThe middle man14 ore fa
  • Tell me more of this Russian utopia in Yorkshire

    Roland KatsuragiRoland Katsuragi14 ore fa
  • This is perfect for ITworlds LetsPlay Channels who need to push endless streams of videos and merch on young audiences who would be better off watching you, Tom.

    ChiszleChiszle14 ore fa
  • Do some DIY stuff!

    Jacob FalkJacob Falk14 ore fa
  • I suppose the closest thing to nostalgia for things that never were would be the mandela effect

    Raleigh KoehleRaleigh Koehle15 ore fa
    • THANKS FOR WATCHING. Reach out to me directly for your guidance...!!! ..Whats@pp +1. 3 2 1. 2 5 1. 8 3 1 1..

      Tom ScottTom Scott14 ore fa
  • “The British Road That Is Also A Boat” ...so a hydrofoil then? 🤔

    sinisterLMNsinisterLMN15 ore fa
    • THANKS FOR WATCHING. Reach out to me directly for your guidance...!!! ..Whats@pp +1. 3 2 1. 2 5 1. 8 3 1 1..

      Tom ScottTom Scott14 ore fa
  • At the "the green death and the industrial revolution" thing I was thinking of the DW episode "the crimson horror"

    SinomSinom15 ore fa
  • Plot twist: Those video titles weren't actually fiction...

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  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called _rilirin_ in the language of dwarves in a webseries called Worth The Candle, a rational LitRPG story. Worth checking out by the way, it won't appeal to everyone but for those with the right taste it's absolutely amazing.

    BatraxBatrax16 ore fa
  • I think "nostalgia for things that never existed" is called hauntology?

    Daffyd BarnabyDaffyd Barnaby16 ore fa
  • What if it turns out all those stories are in fact real and nobody beside GPT-3 knows yet?

    KnitterXKnitterX16 ore fa
  • Anemoia, Hiraeth and Vaporwave are words for nostalgia of a time that never happened (Courtesy of comments)

    JakobJakob17 ore fa
  • Be amazing as evaa @Tom Scott

    rifa khattakrifa khattak17 ore fa
  • I wonder will there be ai tinder profiles and ppl will be catfished by some 1s and 0s

    Ryan O'RourkeRyan O'Rourke18 ore fa
  • The British Road that is also a boat: Isn't that the Isle of Wight Chain Ferry?

    Steven OsbornSteven Osborn18 ore fa
  • 5:25 in German there ist a word for this. ;-)

    Noname _gameNoname _game18 ore fa
  • "A word for nostalgia for a thing that never existed" - Not-stalgia? Non-stalgia? Lostalgia?

    neilomacneilomac18 ore fa
  • Don't get me wrong but road that is also a boat sounds like a interesting video to me :)

    Jim SmithJim Smith19 ore fa
  • Lofthouse is asking you to drive safely, because of the invisible things there... Don't be stupid, sheeple

    Nippletwister 2000Nippletwister 200019 ore fa
  • I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good continues to talk about the AI

    Mantas ZliobaMantas Zlioba20 ore fa
  • I think you're looking for the word 'anemoia'- It means "nostalgia for a time you've never known". Close enough, I'd say.

    Vishnu NittoorVishnu Nittoor20 ore fa
  • I'm guessing your animator want British, the flag isn't right

    John M. WilsonJohn M. Wilson20 ore fa
  • Nostalgia for a thing that could have existed Is often Hauntology

    Ashley StroberAshley Strober21 ora fa
  • Plot twist: This entire script to this video was written by the AI

    Nani??!!!?? niceNani??!!!?? nice21 ora fa
  • "the white cube at the end of the world" haha what nonsense *sweats in blender*

    Kuchiki BeyakuyaKuchiki Beyakuya21 ora fa
  • i honestly wouldn't mind if Tom made a video about a bridge over a motorway or about a warehouse in the middle of nowhere.

    Some DudeSome Dude22 ore fa
  • Communist AI confirmed

    Tad WoodTad Wood22 ore fa
  • Heres a word for that felling "Saudade"

    Matthew AndersonMatthew Anderson22 ore fa
  • The dream of a Russian utopia in East Yorkshire let’s go

    Stepan KastanayevskyStepan Kastanayevsky23 ore fa
  • *Next Video Idea:* _How to look 8, 18, 48 and 68 at the same time._

    Varun VCVarun VCGiorno fa
  • Where is the location you found of the beach where you can hear the sea? Or did you just edit the audio in afterward?

    KnuckleHunkybuckKnuckleHunkybuckGiorno fa
  • *invest another 10k into AI research fields*

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  • Tom scott had other things to be worried about, now that we have a generated tom scott, and a video script generator

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  • i bet that AI will be free at the end of the year.

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  • 02:21 The British Road That Is Also A Boat is not nonsense - boat means "Byeway Open to All Traffic"

    John MarshallJohn MarshallGiorno fa
  • Well, the words "there never was any Russian utopia" may hurt some people more than you might've though.

    Maciej ZałuckiMaciej ZałuckiGiorno fa
  • "The Airport That Lands Planes On Water." Wendover Productions has entered the chat.

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  • At the end there, I thought you were going to say _...when that happens, my job will get a bit harder..._ After all, you'll have much more competition.

    Carl HartwellCarl HartwellGiorno fa
  • I hate how this could be editors used to smear you name and credible it’s as a reporter and as long as the voice was loud and the ring anuff it would make people hate your and you followers anyways despight that it’s a great video I love your work

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    • an interesting topic nonetheless.

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  • well there is always the option of starting a second channel for coding/mathematics teaching. i feel like if you did videos like Ben Eater about whatever sciences that interest you it would probably take off.

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  • "They would be wonderful to make, but I can't, because they're not true", says the guy who's already done a video about the AI virus that deleted a century, and the day Google stopped checking passwords

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