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

22. 02. 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 ScottPřed měsícem
    • Best of luck

      TheCatGoesRawrTheCatGoesRawrPřed 2 dny
    • Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.

      Allen DeWittAllen DeWittPřed 7 dny
    • Anemoia is almost a good enough word for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed" because if it has never existed, then one can certainly have nostalgia for that thing they never experienced.

      thornofnightthornofnightPřed 12 dny
    • Hey Tom, there's a town in South Devon called Decoy. There is a local legend that it was built specifically to convince the Luftwaffe to drop bombs on them instead of Plymouth. I was always skeptical, but could be worth a look!

      ArticulatedArticulatedPřed 12 dny
    • Hello

      Mutant MutantMutant MutantPřed 19 dny
  • i wonder what'll happen if you'd give the bible to this AI and make it continue to write

    Kevin SnelKevin SnelPřed hodinou
  • 5:25 Mandela effect

    Duy KhangDuy KhangPřed hodinou
  • "The White Cube at the End of the World" omg I want to watch it! ...Or read it! ...Or listen to it! ...Or play it! Not sure what it may be so I'm not sure what verb I should put there, but I surely want to.

    Myriads FeynmanMyriads FeynmanPřed hodinou
  • When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal

    CalebOfKartinCalebOfKartinPřed 11 hodinami
  • I very well might start making a youtube channel comprised solely of Tom Scott-esque videos in which all the information presented is completely made up. Is that immoral, or funny?

    riloeriloePřed 12 hodinami
  • cool

    xprootxprootPřed 13 hodinami
  • Just subscribed

    Cherry MosleyCherry MosleyPřed 16 hodinami
  • i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg

    chOLEsterinchOLEsterinPřed 16 hodinami
  • Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?

    mystworkmystworkPřed 19 hodinami
  • *the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*

    red apple onered apple onePřed dnem
  • *T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*

    Absolute Pineapple StudiosAbsolute Pineapple StudiosPřed dnem
  • That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you

    GPAngelGPAngelPřed 2 dny
  • Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please

    Ajc 7575Ajc 7575Před 2 dny
  • Wait so does it take actual stuff from the web and style a title in a Tom Scott kinda way

    Ajc 7575Ajc 7575Před 2 dny
  • So whatever *did* happen to be the video name it gave you hadn't put out at the time. Has it been since?

    Penguin Imp the InsanePenguin Imp the InsanePřed 2 dny
    • The video has been uploaded, it's the one titled "Why No-One Will Save Covehithe, The Village That Will Soon Crumble Into The Sea", if you haven't found it yet

      ZakFRZakFRPřed 12 hodinami
  • I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.

    Mike ingrumMike ingrumPřed 2 dny
  • Is it just me or does "rhe white cube at the end of the world" make anyone else think of the "Ice cube project"... I think that is what it is called... I think they were trying to find out more about Neutrinos? Likely not a video option. But really interesting and worth reading into in my opinion

    TheCatGoesRawrTheCatGoesRawrPřed 2 dny
  • The beach where you can hear the sea XD

    BMambeE 123BMambeE 123Před 2 dny
  • Lofthouse is about 30 minutes away from a village which was fully submerged following the building of Thruscross Reservoir, so the AI got so very close to being right

    Matt BMatt BPřed 2 dny
  • Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death is something I want to see (also, Clarkson must be a great source of material for AIs). And I'd love to read the script for British Moon landings as well, because why Britain should stop at Earth when could conquer the universe?

    Matheus SchaeferMatheus SchaeferPřed 2 dny
  • i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??

    sophia ssophia sPřed 2 dny
  • There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia

    Little SpeckLittle SpeckPřed 2 dny
  • anything worth doing once is worth doing twice

    Brindle StyleBrindle StylePřed 3 dny
  • I will give up my left lung to watch Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death

    WensleydaleWensleydalePřed 3 dny
  • "The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-

    An Account That Exists For ReasonsAn Account That Exists For ReasonsPřed 3 dny
  • That was fun

    Marjohn's MusingsMarjohn's MusingsPřed 3 dny
  • Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...

    Flynn SloanFlynn SloanPřed 3 dny
  • I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.

    Alan BurnsAlan BurnsPřed 3 dny
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video

    Deez NutsDeez NutsPřed 3 dny
  • Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    Ciro GarcíaCiro GarcíaPřed 3 dny
  • I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.

    flooooooooooooooooodflooooooooooooooooodPřed 3 dny
  • 2:45

    Renan Andrade dos santosRenan Andrade dos santosPřed 4 dny
  • I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing

    Lloyd DaviesLloyd DaviesPřed 4 dny
    • Also it’s funny you said you don’t think there’s a word for nostalgia for something that doesn’t exist, but actually in welsh there’s this word, ‘hiraeth’, which doesn’t translate, but sort of means a longing to go back to either wales, or a place/time that doesn’t exist!

      Lloyd DaviesLloyd DaviesPřed 4 dny
  • “The cliff that refuses to be a cliff” would be a great video explaining a geological terminology error made in 1963 that has never been corrected

    starterpack7.3starterpack7.3Před 4 dny
  • the traffic on that road has perfect timing

    Iron Fist DragonIron Fist DragonPřed 4 dny
  • Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.

    SAUSAUPřed 4 dny
  • I wish you had hit the “write script” button on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death

    Adam NavigatoAdam NavigatoPřed 4 dny
  • i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water

    Blue Loft BeastBlue Loft BeastPřed 5 dny
  • I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff

    Water SheepWater SheepPřed 5 dny
  • Cool drawings

    DaBeast34DaBeast34Před 5 dny
  • now give the AI the title "faeces"

    Ru OkRu OkPřed 6 dny
  • Interesting.

    TVK - TheVeganKnightTVK - TheVeganKnightPřed 6 dny
  • “The cliff that refuses to be a cliff” There are so many great reinforced cliffs out there. If a cliff needs to be reinforced multiple times it could be said that it’s refusing to be a cliff.

    BoglenightBoglenightPřed 6 dny
  • the face in the thumbnail tho

    Nathan AdlerNathan AdlerPřed 6 dny
  • Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid

    Bandito DonburritoBandito DonburritoPřed 6 dny
  • 5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect

    Johanthan RomeroJohanthan RomeroPřed 6 dny
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD

    🎢 ZarStocher🎢 ZarStocherPřed 7 dny
  • Just a RANDOM question: If an AI built something, who does it belong to? The creator of the AI, or the person who placed in the details that the content the AI generates is based off of?

    VeggieoskibroskiVeggieoskibroskiPřed 7 dny
  • Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.

    kayfkayfPřed 7 dny
  • AI Title generator: "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" Tom: What? AI Title generator: What?

    Javier FitoJavier FitoPřed 7 dny
  • I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit

    SkrollzSkrollzPřed 7 dny
  • I think one of the titles was supposed to have been "The Beach - Where You Can Hear the Sea."

    JMUDocJMUDocPřed 8 dny
  • It's like a spaceship for sharks...

    sauved0sauved0Před 8 dny
  • You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice

    A real HumanA real HumanPřed 8 dny
  • Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.

    TwentydragonTwentydragonPřed 8 dny
  • I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire

    QydaQydaPřed 8 dny
  • Regarding "The British Road That Is Also A Boat", I direct your attention to the SS Badger, a ferry in the US between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI that is officially a part of highway US 10.

    J Lawrence Buell ivJ Lawrence Buell ivPřed 8 dny
  • When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.

    Furkan10kyFurkan10kyPřed 9 dny
  • 2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually

    RedcharcoalazRedcharcoalazPřed 9 dny
  • "The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha

    { saturn's rings }{ saturn's rings }Před 9 dny
    • It sounds more like Half As Interesting

      Jeffrey ZhengJeffrey ZhengPřed 8 dny
  • The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!

    Sam ValladaresSam ValladaresPřed 9 dny
  • Plot twist: The AI is from an alternate universe which is why it had prompts for things that don’t exist, it is slowly creating a portal for the universe it came from and by telling prompts of things from that universe, once it has told enough alternate universe prompts, a portal will open and the alternate universe will take over our universe

    CurllumCurllumPřed 9 dny

    Paul KPaul KPřed 9 dny
  • I love how you double check that Lofthouse was still there at the end

    Adam RadfordAdam RadfordPřed 9 dny
  • "Kirby's Dream" may have come from the snes game "Kirby's Dream Course"

    Gangle ManGangle ManPřed 9 dny
  • Why don't you work with the animator and make "The Tales from the AI" and make some of the 'odd' ideas.

    Rohan IndustriesRohan IndustriesPřed 9 dny
  • I know it's cloudy in Britain all the time, but the strange light up there is called the sun. It's been up there for several decades at this point.

    kayakr17kayakr17Před 9 dny
  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff." Cliff Richard?

    Frankie SparkesFrankie SparkesPřed 10 dny
  • A cool parlour trick. But without understanding what the words mean, it can't look for truth in meaning. We're no closer to synthetic intelligence than we ever were. This is just another chatbot.

    Claiming LightClaiming LightPřed 10 dny
  • the format right for this chanel? "Tom Scott talks for about 5 to 10 minutes".

    KAY B 14KAY B 14Před 10 dny
  • does sea air affect medical equipment?

    Fabian A.Fabian A.Před 10 dny
  • ‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death’ gives me ‘Danny Dyer’s Chocolate Homunculus’ vibes.

    Chig BungusChig BungusPřed 10 dny
  • “The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings” ...ouch

    Mr. DoctorMr. DoctorPřed 10 dny
  • these are less video ideas and more a list of homebrew dnd warlock patrons.

    Lonely LonerLonely LonerPřed 10 dny
  • how the onion generates ideas

    Some Asian DudeSome Asian DudePřed 10 dny
  • 7:13 That car passed at a really perfect moment.

    First LastFirst LastPřed 10 dny
  • As an artist who creates parafictional histories, I'm delighted to see that AI might be coming for my job, too. It's nice to feel included.

    Peter FalconerPeter FalconerPřed 10 dny
  • Not the point at all lmao, but wigan is in greater manchester which is in the north-west, not the west midlands

    Frances MarshFrances MarshPřed 10 dny
  • Catch a sugar cube, put it in antarctica The white cube at the end if the world

    El Xabi de SiempreEl Xabi de SiemprePřed 10 dny
  • 5:20 Notstalgia?

    Rimothy LogboneRimothy LogbonePřed 10 dny
  • AI is getting scarily smart.

    Chris_M1014Chris_M1014Před 10 dny
  • post office railway? hello i am interested

    Ryan SeacrestRyan SeacrestPřed 10 dny
  • 7:17 the sound of the car matches perfectly with the uprising gesture Tom made. nice

    Shut UpShut UpPřed 11 dny
  • I can imagine eventually that the whole youtube process could be entirely automated by AI, finding video ideas, generating a script, creating an animation. Its very possible for something like that to happen, which is quite a scary thought...

    Reece BattsReece BattsPřed 11 dny
  • The airport where you can see planes

    Braden StoneBraden StonePřed 11 dny
  • What I'd do to get my hands on it

    dhavadhavaPřed 11 dny
  • You can actually make a religion out of that.

    Stop DyingStop DyingPřed 12 dny
  • Give the AI books and we can read a new ending.... Or the ending from got so we dont have to wait

    Alfons MuhsAlfons MuhsPřed 12 dny
  • 2:54 Oh wow, that's actually quite accurate, coming from someone who knows the area. Edit: Damn, there's some good ones in here. The Village That Was Saved By Synchronised Traffic Lights: Sounds like any village, on any given day honestly. Cars can cause some havoc if the traffic lights stop displaying what they should. The White Cube At The End Of The World: Huh. So, an ice cube? Maybe a sugar cube? Sounds like the beginning of a sci fi film to me. The Sanity-Defying Crossroads on the Isle Of Skye: Who the hell can figure out how crossroads work anyway, right? I'd say just use GPS, but that explains what makes it so sanity-defying. How a Secret Gadget in The Beam of The Olympic Stadium Helped Deliver Britain's Medals: What, are aliens beaming down Olympic medals now? The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings: Huh. It's right, I certainly don't remember the Brits ever landing on the moon. Seems like something that I would remember... The Island With a Gravity Defying Vertical Mountain: I love that it has to specify that the mountain is vertical. As if there's any doubt that the mountain isn't somehow on its side. Honestly, THAT would be more gravity defying. The Strange Light That Floats Over Oxfordshire: The sun? Maybe the moon? I dunno, a street lamp? The Lost Village of Lofthouse That's Now Invisible: Explains how we managed to lose it. Are we sure it didn't just get demolished and the owner's in denial? The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire: The only thing fictional about this story is the fact that the Russians haven't been able to make it happen yet.

    Ezio133798Ezio133798Před 12 dny
  • "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were unexpectedly good, and instead of using the great ideas that the AI came up with, I'm going to put the suggestions themselves just because."

    Ezio133798Ezio133798Před 12 dny
  • dang i want to watch those

    Yeetus DeleteusYeetus DeleteusPřed 12 dny
  • The changing slope of graph at 7:15 matches the changing volume of the car zooming by.

    Ben Buckley ProductionsBen Buckley ProductionsPřed 12 dny
  • Fun fact: This is Tom Scott's 600th video

    XobXobPřed 12 dny
  • If there was actually a family named "Kirby," they would have been waiting day and night for a chance to name something "Kirby's Dream," although obviously not in the 1800s.

    Owen is AwesomeOwen is AwesomePřed 12 dny
  • Looking like Grian

    Жук ОбычниикЖук ОбычниикPřed 13 dny
  • Come to India and make video on ""Bhopal gas leak accident ""

    armarmPřed 13 dny
  • That interview the A.I. generated is eerie af

    TactixTactixPřed 13 dny
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley CarpenterPřed 13 dny
  • "The beach where you can hear the sea" is definitely a Tom Scott video. I refuse to believe that that is not a Tom Scott video.

    ZottelZottelPřed 13 dny