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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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 ScottPirms 5 dienām
    • Great content! Just discovered this channel some weeks ago and if you ever run out of ideas, well AI is glad to help you out :D

      Hans DampfHans DampfPirms 2 Stundām
    • You know he's telling the truth because the pinned comment is recent

      Albert MartíAlbert MartíPirms 3 Stundām
    • Apparently the official Time Team LVworld channel is hoping to revive the classic archeology show as a web series. I think you, Mr Scott, would be the perfect choice for a host to follow in Tony Robinson's footsteps. Just a thought.

      David BeddardDavid BeddardPirms 20 Stundām
    • 17k like :D

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    • More virtual gameshows! You're practically a genius when it comes to gameshow design.

      Rhys BRhys BPirms dienas
  • Cool, now they can make Half-Life 3.

    Andrew PorterAndrew PorterPirms 20 Minūtes
  • The ruddy card densply worry because penalty thirdly kiss unto a psychedelic battle. stupid, inexpensive industry

    Charis BennoCharis BennoPirms 35 Minūtes
  • Alternative video title: My video ideas and titles are dross that even an AI could come up with inb4 *Why are you booing me? I'm right*

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  • The Green Death is one of my favourite doctor who episodes

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  • 5:25 - i bet there's a word for that in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows=)

    LevinLevinPirms Stundas
  • The strange light that flows over Oxfordshire... spot on --- Anonymous night climber

    Yuan Yuan SunYuan Yuan SunPirms Stundas
  • Well, there goes the jobs of your content team and script writers and maybe more.

    George OkezGeorge OkezPirms Stundas
  • "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death" Coming soon to Amazon Prime Video.

    Daniel VWDaniel VWPirms Stundas
  • "The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution" sounds like a fascinating look at the use of the arsenic-laden Paris Green pigment in wallpaper in Victorian times, and how it started to fall out of use around the turn of the century.

    QubrofQubrofPirms 2 Stundām
  • I’m sorry but “The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire” sounds like an actual thing that could have happened

    Adrida Plague-BoiAdrida Plague-BoiPirms 3 Stundām
  • Hey I found something a bit of France village in England near Peterborough

    sarah Rooneysarah RooneyPirms 3 Stundām
  • I love how your prompt for the script included please.

    Ollie OsbornOllie OsbornPirms 3 Stundām
  • Hire an artist to animate these “parallel universe” stories that are narrated by you with the script created bythe AI. Call it “Tales of the Multiverse”

    Colin ManningColin ManningPirms 3 Stundām
  • Here is an idea: do a video about one shot films. ONE TAKE!

    yaim0310yaim0310Pirms 3 Stundām
  • After few usage of GPT3, you come to understand that it does not have a "mind" which you were expecting.

    JonathanJonathanPirms 3 Stundām
  • Whoops.

    R.J. PaltridgeR.J. PaltridgePirms 4 Stundām
  • Even the nonsensical titles are somewhat convincing. They have this clickbaity quality where you just go *"I don't believe it. I have to see this because there's no way that's actually real"*

    MetashrewMetashrewPirms 4 Stundām
  • I would totally watch Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death.

    Karl ChurchillKarl ChurchillPirms 4 Stundām
  • This AI would be great at Two Of These People Are Lying.

    Cyan DinoCyan DinoPirms 5 Stundām
  • Truly interesting times we live in. Generating thousands of these and running them through another AI similar to Watson is very doable. Scary.

    Ryan PetersonRyan PetersonPirms 5 Stundām
  • 2:07 "In the middle of nowhere". Feels like I've heard this phrase somewhere already :D

    MCtechMCtechPirms 5 Stundām
  • The fictional ideas were like they were from gravity falls

    Taha KhanTaha KhanPirms 5 Stundām
  • 5:23 Anemoia - n. nostalgia for a time you've never known. dictionary of obscure sorrows

    Castro GamerXIICastro GamerXIIPirms 5 Stundām
  • 5:22 anemoia is the term you`re looking for but it's not yet formally recognized

    CEO OF ZimbabweCEO OF ZimbabwePirms 6 Stundām
  • I love how the AI seams to have picked up some anti-capitalist sentiments, love to see it

    ElinElinPirms 6 Stundām
  • 5:20 Not quite the same, but from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: "anemoia" - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known

    TimoTimoPirms 6 Stundām
  • All of those impossible titles could be a good SCP idea.

    Abhinav KrishnanAbhinav KrishnanPirms 6 Stundām
  • In the near future, people will get fictional stories from web searches instead of real historical facts and there will be no way to discern between the two. In a few year's time, try googling kirby's dream and your video will probably be in the results. Now imagine if you had not declared them as fictional in the video but gone ahead and made the film just for the heck of it. Now imagine the chaos in twenty years time. Now in a hundred years. The end of truth is coming.

    B JHB JHPirms 6 Stundām

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  • Hold up... why is the UK in lockdown???

    theMetal973theMetal973Pirms 6 Stundām
    • because of the global pandemic

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  • "Apparently" 0:19

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  • Not the word for that feeling, but it's close to what could be evoked by flash fiction, or closer to these headlines: the 6 word story.

    This Can Be PronouncedThis Can Be PronouncedPirms 7 Stundām
  • Here is an idea "A toaster that toast a bread"

    A_ItsarA_ItsarPirms 7 Stundām
  • A more advanced AI may not only make your job easier, but also redundant.

    acutusacutusPirms 7 Stundām
  • The roasted patch technically trust because dimple characteristically invite an a lazy bathroom. intelligent, spiritual capricorn

    Samuel CasterSamuel CasterPirms 7 Stundām
  • 𝕯ᴏ𝕟'𝚝 ʟєⓣ 𝐓ℎe̶͟m̶̶ 𝙺𝕟𝐨ω ᴀ𝔟𝕠𝚞𝘵 𝕺u̸̸ʀ 𝑀🄾O͟ⓝ ̶L̶a̸𝚗ԃ𝕚ɴ𝓰𝙨 ̵T̵σ𝙼

    Tiny LordTiny LordPirms 7 Stundām
  • The question is, was the title "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" included in the list it gave you?

    Inverted GamesInverted GamesPirms 8 Stundām
  • 7:17 And the best timing of the year award goes to...

    WarblerWarblerPirms 9 Stundām
  • A BOAT is in rights of way designation meaning anyway open all traffic

    Hardwick6818Hardwick6818Pirms 9 Stundām
  • "Nostalgia for Things that never existed" I think there is German word for that: Luftschloss (air castle) Something huge that you extensively dream about, but probably will never happen.

    3PSILON3PSILONPirms 9 Stundām
  • I actually hope that all ai companies set guidelines and hard limits to stop anyone from using ai extensively and irresponsibly. This can make things really bad if they let some problematic people do that.

    Elon WongElon WongPirms 9 Stundām
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, that never could've existed" ... natsukashii comes close.

    Tom KellyTom KellyPirms 10 Stundām
  • Funnily enough you could argue that the enclosure acts which forced so many off of their communal lands into large cities which provided the disposed and brutalized labor force of the factory state *is* more or less The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution. Lovely video. Thank you!

    The EverbindThe EverbindPirms 10 Stundām
  • How bout you do a chanel just for these videos 🤔

    mattfreundmattfreundPirms 10 Stundām
  • Rasberry Pi?

    TerranStrikerTerranStrikerPirms 10 Stundām
  • at 7:07 and a few seconds afterward, the road noise is perfectly synchronized with the graph animation!

    DanceSeekDanceSeekPirms 10 Stundām
  • I think just: "wow"

    Matt GieMatt GiePirms 11 Stundām
  • Anemoia is the feeling of nostalgia of a time you never experienced.

    Pr1tcePr1tcePirms 11 Stundām
  • whatever happened to Cray Research?

    LodanSDLodanSDPirms 12 Stundām
  • Great art overall! I disagree with the gravity-defying vertical mountain picture. I think that would look like an obelisk that's too tall not to collapse under earth's gravity. Less gravity is why Olympus Mons is so much taller than anything here.

    Pyagrl*16Pyagrl*16Pirms 12 Stundām
  • I want to know what kind of utopia the Russians really aiming to

    Fikri FadhlurrahmanFikri FadhlurrahmanPirms 12 Stundām
  • i tried this with 'talk to transformer' and got "The Secret City Built On An Abandoned Airbase "

    moronimoroniPirms 13 Stundām
  • No offence but you look like a 12 year old kid who just had their 40th birthday. P.S. I like your videos, keep up the good work.

    kennominikennominiPirms 13 Stundām
  • Shill Channel.

    RR ExtraRR ExtraPirms 14 Stundām
  • Tell me more about this road boat...

    [SR] CC[SR] CCPirms 14 Stundām
  • Tom: "I think I'll make a video about a cliff." The cliff: "Well you better go find one then.We don't have such things here."

    bofooit gojobofooit gojoPirms 15 Stundām
  • I have a nostalgia for things in the 90s, I was born after 2000

    McCabe88McCabe88Pirms 15 Stundām
  • You could make a randomized flip book of "the CIA tried to kill Castro with ______" and it will almost always be true.

    Max KMax KPirms 15 Stundām
    • I wish I had Tom Scott as a teacher back in highschool. It really doesn't matter what subject he's talking about because his way of narrating always keeps me engaged.

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoPirms 15 Stundām
  • We flew a kite in a public place

    GiantDestructorGiantDestructorPirms 15 Stundām
  • Nice movie ideas!

    Carlos FurtadoCarlos FurtadoPirms 15 Stundām
  • nostalgia for a thing that you never experianced is called anemoia

    boasome1 SSS RADIOboasome1 SSS RADIOPirms 15 Stundām
  • was this video the AIs idea?

    Owen GalloOwen GalloPirms 16 Stundām
  • "anemoia" - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known. In the dictionary of obscure sorrows.

    Over_ComplicatedOver_ComplicatedPirms 16 Stundām
  • 6:19 Poyo?

    KirboKirboPirms 16 Stundām
  • Kirby's Dream...Land?

    MemnarchMemnarchPirms 16 Stundām
  • 5:05 MOON! It's called a MOON! :P

    MemnarchMemnarchPirms 16 Stundām
  • I don't understand why there is a limit on GPT-3, when it comes to political things? What if we ask the AI to build a perfect system to govern humans?

    Pierre ReynaudPierre ReynaudPirms 17 Stundām
  • 5:20 The word is anemoia - noun. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins-and live in a completely different world.

    Xavier KrayXavier KrayPirms 17 Stundām
  • I refuse to be impressed with AI until it can generate a realistic image of my anime waifu.

    Buster BeachsideBuster BeachsidePirms 17 Stundām
  • When you are out of ideas make your situation your idea.

    paulocarmonavapaulocarmonavaPirms 17 Stundām
  • We now know how news is written

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  • The rush of sound at 7:14 was perfectly timed with the idea of a massive revolution and the world changing!

    Jay DeeJay DeePirms 18 Stundām
  • I wish I had Tom Scott as a teacher back in highschool. It really doesn't matter what subject he's talking about because his way of narrating always keeps me engaged.

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  • Non-existing ideas seems to come from the SCP Foundation.

    Roberto SulasRoberto SulasPirms 19 Stundām
  • when you relize this is an idea for a film

    Undercooked Potato_PLUndercooked Potato_PLPirms 19 Stundām
  • "Apanostalgia" is my suggestion for nostalgia for something that never actually existed.

    A GilbyA GilbyPirms 19 Stundām
  • Well how about something about the walls of York? Alternatively, what about a comparison between British and American cities with the same names?

    RanthonyRanthonyPirms 19 Stundām
  • All the animated ones are SCPs

    Zach BZach BPirms 19 Stundām
  • I was expecting a boring video but it was actually rather interesting.

    Magneto sphereMagneto spherePirms 19 Stundām
  • Wooo. I live in East Yorkshire! Also, it's pronounced 'Holdernuss' 😇

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinklePirms 19 Stundām
  • A cliff that refuses to be a cliff is the same as a toy who refuses to be a toy, damn you buzzlightyear

    SomeIntrovertSomeIntrovertPirms 19 Stundām
  • Jeepity

    Benoit ChapmanBenoit ChapmanPirms 19 Stundām
  • I really want to see your video about the British road that was also a Boat.

    ExaltedDuckExaltedDuckPirms 19 Stundām
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff. Judge: I sentence you to death by hanging. Cliffhanger: My time has come.

    Maher HayekMaher HayekPirms 20 Stundām
  • the word for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is "American conservatism"

    quintopiaquintopiaPirms 20 Stundām
  • Plot twist, the AI actually recommended the video we are watching now.

    mody osmanmody osmanPirms 20 Stundām
  • Rhyme : "Roses are red, violets are blue. So is blood, now time for you.." 😨 Why'd I make this up..? 😨

    ThePolarPalsThePolarPalsPirms 20 Stundām
  • I think one can become rich and famous if you can make an AI that generates book reports for highschool students that cannot be detected by anti-plagiarism techniques.

    FiyaaahFiyaaahPirms 20 Stundām
  • Two thumbs up for mentioning Citation Needed! One of my absolute favorite podcasts!

    Peter BakoPeter BakoPirms 20 Stundām
  • Do a video on earth 2 and Ponzi schemes

    Commandant100Commandant100Pirms 20 Stundām
  • 7:47 "If that happens, my job will be a lot easier" - wrong, your job will be gone.

    Funny FarmerFunny FarmerPirms 20 Stundām
  • Now use it to find a word fitting to describe videos

    Max HülleMax HüllePirms 20 Stundām
  • I would love to see a vertical mountain someday

    Valentijn SnelderValentijn SnelderPirms 20 Stundām
  • You should make a series of videos where the AI write scrips for the completely fictional alternative histories and call them "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed"

    Sonic MetalSonic MetalPirms 20 Stundām
  • "The green death and the industrial revolution" is a phenomenal idea

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  • The kind patio mathematically dry because pancreas naturalistically command opposite a foamy chord. afraid, brash children

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  • I’m terrified this was all cgi

    Dominic LoweDominic LowePirms 20 Stundām
  • Ahh the "moon landing" 🤭

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  • 5:23 anemoia - n. nostalgia for a time you've never know Mr. Scott there is a word for everything. (:

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