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

Tom Scott
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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: eddie_corg
Articles referenced:
New River in Bowes Park image by Nick Cooper on Wikimedia Commons: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_River_Bowes_Park.jpg
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  1. Tom Scott
    Tom Scott
    Hace 7 días

    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.

    1. M8 N8
      M8 N8
      Hace 10 horas

      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..

    2. AdriKon
      Hace 11 horas


    3. Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!
      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!
      Hace 14 horas

      @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!

    4. TheMiningTeam
      Hace 14 horas

      @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.

    5. Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!
      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!
      Hace 14 horas

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

  2. rifa khattak
    rifa khattak
    Hace 50 minutos

    Be amazing as evaa @Tom Scott

  3. Ryan O'Rourke
    Ryan O'Rourke
    Hace un hora

    I wonder will there be ai tinder profiles and ppl will be catfished by some 1s and 0s

  4. Steven Osborn
    Steven Osborn
    Hace un hora

    The British Road that is also a boat: Isn't that the Isle of Wight Chain Ferry?

  5. Noname _game
    Noname _game
    Hace un hora

    5:25 in German there ist a word for this. ;-)

  6. neilomac
    Hace 2 horas

    "A word for nostalgia for a thing that never existed" - Not-stalgia? Non-stalgia? Lostalgia?

  7. Jim Smith
    Jim Smith
    Hace 2 horas

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

  8. Nippletwister 2000
    Nippletwister 2000
    Hace 3 horas

    Lofthouse is asking you to drive safely, because of the invisible things there... Don't be stupid, sheeple

  9. Mantas Zlioba
    Mantas Zlioba
    Hace 3 horas

    I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good continues to talk about the AI

  10. Vishnu Nittoor
    Vishnu Nittoor
    Hace 3 horas

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

  11. John M. Wilson
    John M. Wilson
    Hace 4 horas

    I'm guessing your animator want British, the flag isn't right

  12. Ashley Strober
    Ashley Strober
    Hace 4 horas

    Nostalgia for a thing that could have existed Is often Hauntology

  13. Nani??!!!?? nice
    Nani??!!!?? nice
    Hace 4 horas

    Plot twist: This entire script to this video was written by the AI

  14. Kuchiki Beyakuya
    Kuchiki Beyakuya
    Hace 5 horas

    "the white cube at the end of the world" haha what nonsense *sweats in blender*

  15. Some Dude
    Some Dude
    Hace 5 horas

    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.

  16. Tad Wood
    Tad Wood
    Hace 6 horas

    Communist AI confirmed

  17. Matthew Anderson
    Matthew Anderson
    Hace 6 horas

    Heres a word for that felling "Saudade"

  18. Stepan Kastanayevsky
    Stepan Kastanayevsky
    Hace 6 horas

    The dream of a Russian utopia in East Yorkshire let’s go

  19. Varun VC
    Varun VC
    Hace 8 horas

    *Next Video Idea:* _How to look 8, 18, 48 and 68 at the same time._

  20. KnuckleHunkybuck
    Hace 8 horas

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

  21. alegend4evr
    Hace 9 horas

    *invest another 10k into AI research fields*

  22. Cly Marin
    Cly Marin
    Hace 10 horas

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

  23. nutzeeer
    Hace 11 horas

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

  24. Juiceboi PRO
    Juiceboi PRO
    Hace 11 horas


  25. John Marshall
    John Marshall
    Hace 12 horas

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

  26. Maciej Załucki
    Maciej Załucki
    Hace 12 horas

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

  27. hen ko
    hen ko
    Hace 12 horas

    "The Airport That Lands Planes On Water." Wendover Productions has entered the chat.

  28. Carl Hartwell
    Carl Hartwell
    Hace 13 horas

    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.

  29. taped wall
    taped wall
    Hace 14 horas

    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

    1. hen ko
      hen ko
      Hace 12 horas

      an interesting topic nonetheless.

  30. jimbobbyrnes
    Hace 14 horas

    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.

  31. Raina Ramsay
    Raina Ramsay
    Hace 15 horas

    "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

  32. Yuuup
    Hace 15 horas


  33. James Postlethwaite
    James Postlethwaite
    Hace 15 horas

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

  34. matrixphijr
    Hace 15 horas

    2:10 - Shots fired

  35. TravisFabel
    Hace 16 horas

    I want to know more about this tiny underground railway for mail

  36. Em Kav
    Em Kav
    Hace 16 horas

    This video just randomly started playing in the background of my phone.

  37. Renzo Torr
    Renzo Torr
    Hace 16 horas

    damn gpt-3 really referenced Kirby's Dream Land

  38. Miles Saxton
    Miles Saxton
    Hace 17 horas

    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.

  39. Zan (VB2P360)
    Zan (VB2P360)
    Hace 17 horas

    Anemoia and Fernweh are some words that would fit for "nostalgia for a place that doesn't exist".

  40. random videos
    random videos
    Hace 17 horas

    Id honestly love to watch these videos! 2:19

  41. Robert Willoughby
    Robert Willoughby
    Hace 17 horas

    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.

  42. Space Cadet
    Space Cadet
    Hace 18 horas

    I want to see a video about the cliff that refuses to be a cliff, please.

  43. Henry
    Hace 18 horas

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

  44. R Fry
    R Fry
    Hace 19 horas

    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.

  45. MBRenegade
    Hace 19 horas

    I would love to see a fun series of just fictional stuff the AI comes up with, script included!

  46. SHOGUNv07
    Hace 19 horas

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

  47. Adoa
    Hace 19 horas

    Plot twist; Tom Scott is the AI

  48. Alvin Johnsen
    Alvin Johnsen
    Hace 19 horas

    5:24 Anemoia. Look it up

  49. DarkDrai
    Hace 19 horas

    4:51 ...I like how you heard "Sanity-defying" and went with "sanitation-defying".

  50. João Mrtins
    João Mrtins
    Hace 20 horas

    7:15 that car was perfectly synchronized.

  51. Joel Nyström
    Joel Nyström
    Hace 20 horas

    Nostalgia for a thing that never existed = fantasy fiction

  52. bean_eater
    Hace 20 horas

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

  53. Fouxjin
    Hace 20 horas

    All this video did was terrify me.

  54. Remco Spijker
    Remco Spijker
    Hace 21 un hora

    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!

  55. AndrehS86
    Hace 21 un hora

    Tom: I'm out of ideas Also Tom: good idea

  56. -AAA-
    Hace 22 horas

    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.

  57. JunafaniFIN
    Hace 22 horas

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

  58. Adrien Plazas
    Adrien Plazas
    Hace 22 horas

    Kirby's Dream. 🐽💨🍎🌳

  59. МиШа
    Hace 22 horas

    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

  60. Just Me
    Just Me
    Hace 23 horas

    Wigan Pier, West Midlands???? Lancashire

  61. 高橋有希
    Hace 23 horas

    This video is a proof that the AI is aware of itself

  62. Allinavi
    Hace un día

    Is this a real comment? Or just OpenAI's GPT-3 at it again?

  63. Hege Valle
    Hege Valle
    Hace un día

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

  64. Matthew Sparkes
    Matthew Sparkes
    Hace un día

    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 😂

  65. Matthew Sparkes
    Matthew Sparkes
    Hace un día

    😂😂😂 I loved this hahahaha the Russian utopia was great

  66. hitchhiker42
    Hace un día

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

  67. Garnknopf
    Hace un día

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

  68. Angelo
    Hace un día

    The Onion: *Write that down!*

  69. Clive Mitchell
    Clive Mitchell
    Hace un día

    Prospero satellite?

  70. Zombiemermaid101
    Hace un día

    NGL I kinda want to make a "welcome to nightvale" esque video about things that never were

  71. didibeck
    Hace un día

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

  72. weakpig
    Hace un día

    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.

  73. Carl Yelland
    Carl Yelland
    Hace un día

    Time for a holiday then

  74. Tyler Evans
    Tyler Evans
    Hace un día

    Plot twist : The Al gave the idea for this vedio

  75. Gekkibi
    Hace un día

    6:43 Farmland IS a Russian utopia, Scott...

  76. NadiaPlaysGames
    Hace un día

    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

  77. Bill Stickers
    Bill Stickers
    Hace un día

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

  78. adonis parts
    adonis parts
    Hace un día

    All jokes aside imagine getting into an argument online and not knowing it's an AI

  79. Drodon
    Hace un día

    Jeremy Clarckson’s lottery of death BRUH I CANT WAIT!

  80. Drodon
    Hace un día

    What if HEAR ME OUT flying sheeep monkeys?

  81. Special Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming Corner
    Special Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming Corner
    Hace un día

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

  82. Sheryl Nome
    Sheryl Nome
    Hace un día

    The post office railway sounds interesting enough tho

  83. A. Tee
    A. Tee
    Hace un día

    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.

  84. Michael Pagan
    Michael Pagan
    Hace un día

    Wigan in the west Midlands......OK

  85. Simon Booth
    Simon Booth
    Hace un día

    have you made anything on GPS?

  86. Calvino
    Hace un día

    Ironic, that your ideas for videos also follow a sigmoid curve

  87. Jason Last
    Jason Last
    Hace un día

    Imagine if you fed it Harry Potter

  88. Fardin Fahim
    Fardin Fahim
    Hace un día

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

  89. Ben Barrett
    Ben Barrett
    Hace un día

    You can kind of tell it’s written by a bot.

  90. Lucas
    Hace un día

    This could be amazing for generating Roleplaying Games

  91. K R
    K R
    Hace un día

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

  92. alaskaxx
    Hace un día

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

  93. Waseem Iqbal
    Waseem Iqbal
    Hace un día

    😅 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.

  94. RAMBO
    Hace un día

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

  95. firefox5926
    Hace un día

    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

  96. Mia Jære
    Mia Jære
    Hace un día

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

  97. Adam sturgeon
    Adam sturgeon
    Hace un día

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

  98. Sean Fitzpatrick
    Sean Fitzpatrick
    Hace un día

    As a human resident of Holderness (definitely not any sort of AI), I approve this video.

  99. Etu Suku
    Etu Suku
    Hace un día

    Nice touch with the car passing during the sigmoidal curve swing.

  100. lentils
    Hace un día

    Brilliant Tom.