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

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Tom Scott

Vor 9 Tage

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 Vor 10 Tage
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.
RedEra Vor 9 Stunden
My science daddy, uwu *nuzzles you* sowwy for kiwwing your famiwy, awl I want is your mowtal fwesh.
Douglas Parkinson
Douglas Parkinson Vor Tag
i know theres probably a million comments that say this. theres a mistake in the thumbnail. theres still an american flag on the spacesuit.
Beanbot Productions
Beanbot Productions Vor 2 Tage
@Doctor Mari-who Scom Tott
M8 N8
M8 N8 Vor 2 Tage
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..
AdriKon Vor 2 Tage
13darkjems Vor 14 Minuten
anemoiac is the "nostalgia for nonexistant past" word your looking for
Samantha Lowe
Samantha Lowe Vor 19 Minuten
English but all letters are phonetically consistent
Quillyik Vor 53 Minuten
This video was somehow not tagged as horror.
Luiz Gabriel
Luiz Gabriel Vor Stunde
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.
Toby littlejohn
Toby littlejohn Vor Stunde
For reference, the "strange light in the sky over Oxfordshire" is called the moon.
Dumdumshum Vor Stunde
That word, one of nostalgia for something that doesn't exist; is hiraeth. It's Welsh.
Lemon Jumps
Lemon Jumps Vor 3 Stunden
Bloop Smoot
Bloop Smoot Vor 3 Stunden
Tom Scott makes me want to say hi
Vincent Zvolsky
Vincent Zvolsky Vor 3 Stunden
5:21 anemoia
NERDxAWESOME Vor 4 Stunden
Anemoia (Word in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) is nostalgia for a time you've never known
Hanneke van der Lucht
Hanneke van der Lucht Vor 4 Stunden
I would love to watch one on the royal mail railway!
Mr Burns
Mr Burns Vor 4 Stunden
Tom Scott has been wearing the same grey hoodie for over six years now.
Mr Burns
Mr Burns Vor 4 Stunden
It’s going to get a lot easier to make videos from now on...
JamKe Vor 4 Stunden
Is it just me or does a car go past just when its climactic
jkn ahmed
jkn ahmed Vor 5 Stunden
was this also a suggested idea?
LukenotLucas Vor 5 Stunden
I love that some of the ai ideas sound like tom scott memes
John Hunt
John Hunt Vor 6 Stunden
Did it come up with this idea?
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Vor 7 Stunden
“Nostalgia for things that never existed” Not sure if this has already been said, but how about “Fauxstalgia”?
ClydeLeeM Vor 8 Stunden
Nostalgia for a thing that does not exist is exactly what nostalgia is actually about.
Sam29 Vor 8 Stunden
What if... this video was an idea from the AI?
Sam29 Vor 7 Stunden
@soiung toiue What does that have to do with my comment?
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Vor 7 Stunden
You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.
Almonso Vor 9 Stunden
I can't find a word for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed" in english, but there is one in german: it's "Sehnsucht".
Almonso Vor 9 Stunden
All of your videos are about very concrete things in society and history that everyone either already knows or can quickly understand. They all give a neutral explanation of those things, which either directly or implicitly links them to things that other people wouldn't think to link them to, giving us a slightly deeper understanding of what we think we already know. Your dystopian reality videos and presentations from years ago, like the one about facebook's password authentication disappearing, are some of the most realistic and believable dystopian concepts that I've seen for that very reason. You can explore ideas while still feeling completely grounded in the physical world.
Epic Music
Epic Music Vor 9 Stunden
Did the A.I. suggest this video?
Micuna Nikol
Micuna Nikol Vor 9 Stunden
The scrawny town genotypically flower because owl expectantly file within a adjoining insect. overt, macho stove
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith Vor 12 Stunden
Anemoia is close. Or perhaps saudade. Neither seems quite right though.
Cruzredeye Vor 12 Stunden
This was extremely interesting
hoseja Vor 13 Stunden
Screw "Open"AI though.
A R Vor 14 Stunden
Tom: Hey, AI, I'm short on video ideas, can you help? AI: How about making a video about AI?
Tom Smith
Tom Smith Vor 14 Stunden
"Wigan Pier is a derelict industrial site in the West Midlands". WEST!!!!???......MIDLANDS!!!!!?????? Wigan is very much in the north and I have never been so insulted before
twothreebravo Vor 14 Stunden
I think what you could do next time you bring in some guest presenters while you take some time off is to revisit the fictional AI created ideas and hand them off to creative/humorous types as a challenge to see who can create these fantastical things
Lyarrah Vor 16 Stunden
ok but did the UK have *any* space program? cuz that'd be one I'd like to hear, I know so little about other countries' space programs besides the US and China...
Nnif Boots47
Nnif Boots47 Vor 17 Stunden
That an ai can give you good ideas that says something about your standards (and yes I get that im still watching it so I guess I can't say much)
Abstraxxt Vor 18 Stunden
7:15 good timed car
pantsOptional Vor 19 Stunden
Perhaps the word you’re look my for is Anemoia. Not sure that’s spelled right but in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows this defined as nostalgia for a time you weren’t a part of.
Joshua Gilpatrick
Joshua Gilpatrick Vor 19 Stunden
You should make a video about randomness and how computers are really bad at it.
M&M Vor 20 Stunden
4:48 potential SCP stories?
Magnus Vor 21 Stunde
Funfact: This whole video is actually the AI generated script and the prompt was "Please create a script for a video about me being out of ideas for a video and asking AI to help me come up with ideas titled "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good"".
Henry N. White
Henry N. White Vor 21 Stunde
The car around 7:30 was perfect
A_Hipposhark Vor 22 Stunden
AMRose Vor 23 Stunden
Only Tom Scott can make a lack of content some of the best content on this site
CHAOSberg Vor Tag
6:00 you can lie. This is all TRUE. I saw it on DEpost, and the host seemed quite legit.
You misunderstood... they're predictions
Leprechaun Jackson
Leprechaun Jackson Vor Tag
Jeremy Clarkson needs to watch this video and make the “lottery of death” happen 🤣
Forgotten Snake Ball
Forgotten Snake Ball Vor Tag
The art style for the plausible thumbnails is just fantastic, I love it, it manages to be right in the middle between "too complex" and "too simple", the colors were chosen really well and they just feel full, I just find them really appealing, anyone else?
HazenMire Vor Tag
I'm surprised by how many of those fictional stories sound like an SCP entry.
Mark Vor Tag
"never before written sentences" - dubious
HrHaakon Vor Tag
Boattrains sound like a (rail)road that is also a boat.
ActualZyra Vor Tag
Damn I kinda want the white cube video now
Prakhar Chawla
Prakhar Chawla Vor Tag
What if these are true and AI got them correct through patterns, just the whole internet where we keep the records lost it ...as not everything has been digitised.
video99.co.uk Vor Tag
This must have been around since at least 2016 to generate all the one-liners about how brilliant Brexit would be. All gibberish of course, but they sounded plausible enough.
Bob Leonheart
Bob Leonheart Vor Tag
There are paralel universes out there where each of these titles would be true. And did you ever think that "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" might not be about the formation but about the name Cliff.
fanch__ Vor Tag
this guys channel still never fails to amaze me lmfao
meerpowa Vor Tag
OH an SCP generator :P
George Perakis
George Perakis Vor Tag
An invisible village, huh? Oblivion, anyone?
Yeetmeats Vor Tag
the car at 7:12 is amazing
Hængtst Vor Tag
BTW: there is a Russian utopia in Potsdam, Germany. It‘s name is Alexandrovka.
Hængtst Vor Tag
chrisgriff901 Vor Tag
Could potentially be a boring one but it seems like your style (not that you're boring! It's just you cover weird little stories like this). What about the lack of BT in Hull (only place without BT lines in mainland Britain as far as I know). Just seems like a little oddity that's arose due to Britain being weird about things again.
Wired_Lain Vor Tag
2:42 The British adaptation of "Battle Royale"
yetyman34 Vor Tag
Have you done a video on the sub sonic sound based phone systems used in stadiums to make synchronised patterns during sports games?
musAKulture Vor Tag
just for the record...nobody knows the real location of red cliff, or if it's a cliff at all.
musAKulture Vor Tag
know what, i might just do a video on it.
Brian Kim
Brian Kim Vor Tag
That emotion is yearning, LGBTQ+ community uses to talk about people, places, times, and aesthetics they want but know they can't have.
Sondre Grøneng
Sondre Grøneng Vor Tag
The Fidel Castro CIA seashell thing sounds like it would belong in an HAI video.
Espeon Evolve
Espeon Evolve Vor Tag
Lofthouse Please, drive carefully You might hit the few buildings that forgot to become visible
Canal Guy
Canal Guy Vor Tag
Did it get the idea for "Kirby's Dream" from Kirby's Dreamland?
Luiantval Vor Tag
Wait, when did Wigan Pier relocate to the West Midlands?
Dyanpanda Vor Tag
I would watch an Unreal Stories series from you
Liam Stuckey
Liam Stuckey Vor Tag
The cliff that refuses to be a cliff: A story of Europe's fastest eroding coast line, the Holderness coast
Peter Silk
Peter Silk Vor Tag
Tom! The Woolwich foot tumble anomaly! Crazy story!
Lewis Clark
Lewis Clark Vor Tag
Honestly I would probably still watch "The Beach Where You Can Hear the Sea"
Lu Vor Tag
I should submit these to Netflix.
Cleeb E
Cleeb E Vor Tag
Kirby's dream comes from a Nintendo game "Kirby's Dream Land"
Benibom Vor Tag
The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff made the water i was drinking come out of my nose thanks alot
JusFoNo Vor Tag
4:49 is indeed real. That's the default Blender cube escaping deletion.
kim phi
kim phi Vor Tag
The abusive mountain lily follow because cauliflower uncommonly decorate up a hesitant archeology. malicious, overwrought pond
Imani Stewart
Imani Stewart Vor Tag
"Preemptive nostalgia of the possible but doubtful"
Porkchop Sandwiches
Porkchop Sandwiches Vor Tag
"The beach where you can hear the sea"
Kapin Vor Tag
7:11 That passing car was very well-timed. Free graph-fitting sound effects entirely by co-incidence!
Flocci Vor Tag
Even the weird titles are not necessarily bad videos. "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" could be a very interesting aspect of British legal history regarding the classification of cliffs. I would love to hear that one.
Claymen TV
Claymen TV Vor Tag
A video idea about having video ideas.. Interesting..
Michael Hall
Michael Hall Vor Tag
saudade : feeling and mood caused by the longing for something absent that is being missed.
jungan lee
jungan lee Vor Tag
The purple vegetable paradoxically interest because cousin genetically muddle by a bizarre april. drunk, sable pail
Manny Okafor
Manny Okafor Vor Tag
What are the chances *this* video was an idea made by the AI?
Bryan Blevins
Bryan Blevins Vor Tag
Upvoted as soon as I heard "Jeremy Clarkson's "Lottery of Death"
Wannam Milkon
Wannam Milkon Vor Tag
The abounding undershirt immunologically trot because grain postsynaptically hunt into a modern wash. lean, elite soil
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide Vor Tag
Let's be honest: “Jeremy Clarkson’a lottery of Death” is the show we all want to see.
Mitchell Kirby
Mitchell Kirby Vor Tag
Kirby's dream, sounds plausible...
Pigman Rocker
Pigman Rocker Vor Tag
"the beach where you can hear the sea" I'd watch this.
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide Vor Tag
you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.
Boudreaux Broletariat
Boudreaux Broletariat Vor Tag
the "impossible but fictional" video titles sound like HP lovecraft short stories
cheep the peanut
cheep the peanut Vor Tag
well, of course we don't know anything about such cliff, because it refuses to be one. successfully.
Evan Barnes
Evan Barnes Vor Tag
That car went by at just the right point in the sigmoid curve
Coolkidvinny Vor Tag
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!!!
garthvater111 Vor Tag
This ai is probably the mastermind behind half as interesting
Lieselotte Aya
Lieselotte Aya Vor Tag
"Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called conservatism
Sindre Flatland
Sindre Flatland Vor Tag
Nowadays, yes, but conservatives back then were simply better than modern day conservatives.
Benevolent Vor Tag
If the AI ever suggested the title of this video... is...would that pass the Turing test, or is that a fluke?
TommyWashow Vor Tag
hypnospace outlaw - nostalgia for something that never existed
Drackar Vor Tag
Some few of those are things that might come. They might exist... Ten years from now.
Neaox Vor Tag
Google tells me that 'wistful' might be the world you're looking for when you mention nostalgia.
Anodyne Melody
Anodyne Melody Vor Tag
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.
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