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

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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 Scott7 päivää sitten
    • 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..

      M8 N8M8 N814 tuntia sitten
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      AdriKonAdriKon16 tuntia sitten
    • @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!18 tuntia sitten
    • @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.

      TheMiningTeamTheMiningTeam19 tuntia sitten
    • ARTIFICAL Intelligence just searches your sentences and compares to similar sentences then tries to combine them, thats why its so bad!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!19 tuntia sitten
  • Be amazing as evaa @Tom Scott

    rifa khattakrifa khattak5 tuntia sitten
  • I wonder will there be ai tinder profiles and ppl will be catfished by some 1s and 0s

    Ryan O'RourkeRyan O'Rourke5 tuntia sitten
  • The British Road that is also a boat: Isn't that the Isle of Wight Chain Ferry?

    Steven OsbornSteven Osborn6 tuntia sitten
  • 5:25 in German there ist a word for this. ;-)

    Noname _gameNoname _game6 tuntia sitten
  • "A word for nostalgia for a thing that never existed" - Not-stalgia? Non-stalgia? Lostalgia?

    neilomacneilomac6 tuntia sitten
  • Don't get me wrong but road that is also a boat sounds like a interesting video to me :)

    Jim SmithJim Smith6 tuntia sitten
  • Lofthouse is asking you to drive safely, because of the invisible things there... Don't be stupid, sheeple

    Nippletwister 2000Nippletwister 20007 tuntia sitten
  • I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good continues to talk about the AI

    Mantas ZliobaMantas Zlioba7 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Nittoor8 tuntia sitten
  • I'm guessing your animator want British, the flag isn't right

    John M. WilsonJohn M. Wilson8 tuntia sitten
  • Nostalgia for a thing that could have existed Is often Hauntology

    Ashley StroberAshley Strober8 tuntia sitten
  • Plot twist: This entire script to this video was written by the AI

    Nani??!!!?? niceNani??!!!?? nice8 tuntia sitten
  • "the white cube at the end of the world" haha what nonsense *sweats in blender*

    Kuchiki BeyakuyaKuchiki Beyakuya9 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Dude9 tuntia sitten
  • Communist AI confirmed

    Tad WoodTad Wood10 tuntia sitten
  • Heres a word for that felling "Saudade"

    Matthew AndersonMatthew Anderson10 tuntia sitten
  • The dream of a Russian utopia in East Yorkshire let’s go

    Stepan KastanayevskyStepan Kastanayevsky10 tuntia sitten
  • *Next Video Idea:* _How to look 8, 18, 48 and 68 at the same time._

    Varun VCVarun VC12 tuntia sitten
  • Where is the location you found of the beach where you can hear the sea? Or did you just edit the audio in afterward?

    KnuckleHunkybuckKnuckleHunkybuck13 tuntia sitten
  • *invest another 10k into AI research fields*

    alegend4evralegend4evr14 tuntia sitten
  • Tom scott had other things to be worried about, now that we have a generated tom scott, and a video script generator

    Cly MarinCly Marin14 tuntia sitten
  • i bet that AI will be free at the end of the year.

    nutzeeernutzeeer15 tuntia sitten

    Juiceboi PROJuiceboi PRO16 tuntia sitten
  • 02:21 The British Road That Is Also A Boat is not nonsense - boat means "Byeway Open to All Traffic"

    John MarshallJohn Marshall16 tuntia sitten
  • Well, the words "there never was any Russian utopia" may hurt some people more than you might've though.

    Maciej ZałuckiMaciej Załucki16 tuntia sitten
  • "The Airport That Lands Planes On Water." Wendover Productions has entered the chat.

    hen kohen ko17 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Hartwell17 tuntia sitten
  • 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

    taped walltaped wall18 tuntia sitten
    • an interesting topic nonetheless.

      hen kohen ko17 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    jimbobbyrnesjimbobbyrnes19 tuntia sitten
  • "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

    Raina RamsayRaina Ramsay19 tuntia sitten

    YuuupYuuup19 tuntia sitten
  • What about the bird statues of cumbria that start at maryport roman museum they are mostly in perfect condition and left by romans

    James PostlethwaiteJames Postlethwaite19 tuntia sitten
  • 2:10 - Shots fired

    matrixphijrmatrixphijr20 tuntia sitten
  • I want to know more about this tiny underground railway for mail

    TravisFabelTravisFabel20 tuntia sitten
  • This video just randomly started playing in the background of my phone.

    Em KavEm Kav20 tuntia sitten
  • damn gpt-3 really referenced Kirby's Dream Land

    Renzo TorrRenzo Torr21 tunti sitten
  • I like the idea of the AI creating scripting an alternate world history, it would be a decent series if you’re up to it. You can probably call it ‘Up to earth history’ or something.

    Miles SaxtonMiles Saxton21 tunti sitten
  • Anemoia and Fernweh are some words that would fit for "nostalgia for a place that doesn't exist".

    Zan (VB2P360)Zan (VB2P360)21 tunti sitten
  • Id honestly love to watch these videos! 2:19

    random videosrandom videos21 tunti sitten
  • You could perhaps do something on Theosophy..... Seeing as that was Helena Von Hahn that became Helena Blavatsky. Theosophy has influenced the saner of the fringe religions (and a few nutty ones, BTW!) and a look at Theosophy and it's offshoots in the UK would be interesting.

    Robert WilloughbyRobert Willoughby21 tunti sitten
  • I want to see a video about the cliff that refuses to be a cliff, please.

    Space CadetSpace Cadet22 tuntia sitten
  • To be fair if you say "the CIA tried to kill Castro with X" there's a fairly strong chance your right.

    HenryHenry23 tuntia sitten
  • Green Death and the Industrial revolution would actually be a fascinating video, for those interested in mortuary science and the environment. Maybe not a Tom Scott video, but an interesting topic nonetheless.

    R FryR Fry23 tuntia sitten
  • I would love to see a fun series of just fictional stuff the AI comes up with, script included!

    MBRenegadeMBRenegade23 tuntia sitten
  • Wigan is not in the West Midlands. Or at least it hasn't been for the last 30 years I've been here.

    SHOGUNv07SHOGUNv0723 tuntia sitten
  • Plot twist; Tom Scott is the AI

    AdoaAdoa23 tuntia sitten
  • 5:24 Anemoia. Look it up

    Alvin JohnsenAlvin JohnsenPäivä sitten
  • 4:51 ...I like how you heard "Sanity-defying" and went with "sanitation-defying".

    DarkDraiDarkDraiPäivä sitten
  • 7:15 that car was perfectly synchronized.

    João MrtinsJoão MrtinsPäivä sitten
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed = fantasy fiction

    Joel NyströmJoel NyströmPäivä sitten
  • I can't stop thinking about Jeremy Clarkson gathering hundreds of people and executing them if they lost the lottery

    bean_eaterbean_eaterPäivä sitten
  • All this video did was terrify me.

    FouxjinFouxjinPäivä sitten
  • Glad to hear Lofthouse is safe! All jokes aside, lovely video and a very intriguing view into AI that I had no idea made these kinds of strides. I do hope you'll let us know what video it predicted once you actually release it!

    Remco SpijkerRemco SpijkerPäivä sitten
  • Tom: I'm out of ideas Also Tom: good idea

    AndrehS86AndrehS86Päivä sitten
  • 5:04 You should actually go there at night for April Fools and just talk about the moon like it's a novelty to that place alone.

    -AAA--AAA-Päivä sitten
  • Planes land on water? Could also be Barra airport in Scotland. :D Well, it is beach but it is underwater on high tide.

    JunafaniFINJunafaniFINPäivä sitten
  • Kirby's Dream. 🐽💨🍎🌳

    Adrien PlazasAdrien PlazasPäivä sitten
  • the best thing here is how the hell AI knows it's not fictional, for him everything can be true, for example, the matrix can be a real world for it same as real-world. I am not sure someone will understand, I am not that good English speaker to translate my mind fully

    МиШаМиШаPäivä sitten
  • Wigan Pier, West Midlands???? Lancashire

    Just MeJust MePäivä sitten
  • This video is a proof that the AI is aware of itself

    高橋有希高橋有希Päivä sitten
  • Is this a real comment? Or just OpenAI's GPT-3 at it again?

    AllinaviAllinaviPäivä sitten
  • I got such a kick out of you double checking on Lofthouse 🤣

    Hege ValleHege VallePäivä sitten
  • Also, I was walking in the Lofthouse last week so I'm glad you checked it hasn't vanished off the face of the earth 😂

    Matthew SparkesMatthew SparkesPäivä sitten
  • 😂😂😂 I loved this hahahaha the Russian utopia was great

    Matthew SparkesMatthew SparkesPäivä sitten
  • If Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death involves exploding seashells, I am totally signing up for Amazon Prime.

    hitchhiker42hitchhiker42Päivä sitten
  • please make a video like this and dont tell us until a few days later

    GarnknopfGarnknopfPäivä sitten
  • The Onion: *Write that down!*

    AngeloAngeloPäivä sitten
  • Prospero satellite?

    Clive MitchellClive MitchellPäivä sitten
  • NGL I kinda want to make a "welcome to nightvale" esque video about things that never were

    Zombiemermaid101Zombiemermaid101Päivä sitten
  • you should make a video of all the dull video ideas you passed off

    didibeckdidibeckPäivä sitten
  • In the future, I hope AI is advanced enough to self-generate a film or TV series that's completely based on the inputs of a human. example, I could feed it the original script of Alien (which differs from the movie) and it would make a movie out of it (and we wouldn't know the difference) Another example is "what if" series. Like Hulk vs superman, and it would make an actual movie of it.

    weakpigweakpigPäivä sitten
  • Time for a holiday then

    Carl YellandCarl YellandPäivä sitten
  • Plot twist : The Al gave the idea for this vedio

    Tyler EvansTyler EvansPäivä sitten
  • 6:43 Farmland IS a Russian utopia, Scott...

    GekkibiGekkibiPäivä sitten
  • What I'm thinking this could do is a never-ending choose your own adventure book think of that it generates chapter of story then you say what you do next

    NadiaPlaysGamesNadiaPlaysGamesPäivä sitten
  • I see Tom Scott had to check if Wanda made Lofthouse disappear

    Bill StickersBill StickersPäivä sitten
  • All jokes aside imagine getting into an argument online and not knowing it's an AI

    adonis partsadonis partsPäivä sitten
  • Jeremy Clarckson’s lottery of death BRUH I CANT WAIT!

    DrodonDrodonPäivä sitten
  • What if HEAR ME OUT flying sheeep monkeys?

    DrodonDrodonPäivä sitten
  • How do we even know Tom Scott is even real anymore? O___o

    Special Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming CornerSpecial Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming CornerPäivä sitten
  • The post office railway sounds interesting enough tho

    Sheryl NomeSheryl NomePäivä sitten
  • 4:09, "I've been. There.". Is Tom an AI robot?? While we're at it, F in Welsh is like an English V, so it was "Abervan" that had a disaster. I hope this smidgeon of knowledge doesn't make him too powerful.

    A. TeeA. TeePäivä sitten
  • Wigan in the west Midlands......OK

    Michael PaganMichael PaganPäivä sitten
  • have you made anything on GPS?

    Simon BoothSimon BoothPäivä sitten
  • Ironic, that your ideas for videos also follow a sigmoid curve

    CalvinoCalvinoPäivä sitten
  • Imagine if you fed it Harry Potter

    Jason LastJason LastPäivä sitten
  • >I don't think there's a word for nostalgia that never existed The word you are looking for is Hauntology

    Fardin FahimFardin FahimPäivä sitten
  • You can kind of tell it’s written by a bot.

    Ben BarrettBen BarrettPäivä sitten
  • This could be amazing for generating Roleplaying Games

    LucasLucasPäivä sitten
  • Tom running out of ideas feels so... descriptive(?) for this time period. Nice job anyawys

    K RK RPäivä sitten
  • There actually is a Russian old believers’ utopia. It’s just in South America, not East Yorkshire. Google it.

    alaskaxxalaskaxxPäivä sitten
  • 😅 I agree, it's really difficult to put your life at risk by travelling in a driver-less vehicle. But ofcourse; you have to get there...where you have to be ... just take your time... no pressure.

    Waseem IqbalWaseem IqbalPäivä sitten
  • plot twist: we are in a parallel universe but Tom Scott is just a secret agent that tries to silence us

    RAMBORAMBOPäivä sitten
  • 7:27 more like that but repeated over and over to form a stair case .. and the height of each of them and the width of each of them can be diffrent

    firefox5926firefox5926Päivä sitten
  • Your job'll get easier... Or you and a lot of other people will lose it😶

    Mia JæreMia JærePäivä sitten
  • I think I’ve probably have an idea for nostalgia for a world that doesn’t exist Called “Notstalgia” “Nullstalgia”

    Adam sturgeonAdam sturgeonPäivä sitten
  • As a human resident of Holderness (definitely not any sort of AI), I approve this video.

    Sean FitzpatrickSean FitzpatrickPäivä sitten
  • Nice touch with the car passing during the sigmoidal curve swing.

    Etu SukuEtu SukuPäivä sitten
  • Brilliant Tom.

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