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

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: 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 Scott4 månader sedan
    • What was the video that the AI predicted?

      Penguin PiratePenguin Pirate5 dagar sedan
    • Brilliant work ethic you have there, Scott.

    • Please update us, if the video with the title you were already working on released

      DonnaxNLDonnaxNLMånad sedan
    • I am from the future in May. Don't worry. You're still smashing it outta the park

      Huzaifa BukhariHuzaifa BukhariMånad sedan
    • @Tom Scott - The word you're looking for is Anemoia. It means nostalgia for a time you've never known. I would 100% consider parallel universes to be lumped into that because it is from a time we never knew xD

      Spencer YascoltSpencer YascoltMånad sedan
  • Had the Svalbard Seed Vault's design been different (whiter and more cubic), it could've qualified as a White Cube at the End of the World.

    Safe-KeeperSafe-KeeperDag sedan
  • The park and ride interview made me want to see a collaboration between Tom and Not Just Bikes. They could call it Not Just Tom.

    Safe-KeeperSafe-KeeperDag sedan

    Gacha InsomniacGacha Insomniac2 dagar sedan
  • I asked an AI for video ideas, and it gave me a history class from a paralel universe

    MorpheusMorpheus2 dagar sedan
  • wait a second. the forgotten history of the British moon landings is similar to the moon spacesuit video you did... maybe the AI suggested that???

    Samarth DalalSamarth Dalal3 dagar sedan
  • 4:59 huh, that sounds like a video I've watched

    João VitorJoão Vitor4 dagar sedan
  • "nostalgia for something that never happened before" sounds like "deja vu" to me...

    Orhan ÖzkayaOrhan Özkaya5 dagar sedan
  • How the Nether portal sound got created. Road sounds.

    BatyalasBatyalas6 dagar sedan
  • 2:25 Industrial society and it's future. By Theodore John Kazinski 1.

    ChavaChava11 dagar sedan
  • 'An English word for nostalgia for a thing that never existed.' Middle earth?

    Kyrian RahimatullaKyrian Rahimatulla12 dagar sedan
  • "The beach where you can hear the sea" > jump cut ...I can hear the sea.

    SnöillerSnöiller15 dagar sedan
  • "human sounding political arguments" people might have to start using critical thinking instead of being swayed by the perceived number of voices touting an idea huh

    DevinDTVDevinDTV15 dagar sedan
  • 5:27 I think the word you are looking for is "no-stalgia"

    Fox MulderFox Mulder15 dagar sedan
  • Here's one: The US highway where cars are illegal. Yes, it does exist.

    ashipnerd officalashipnerd offical15 dagar sedan
  • Because it should have been named "The dream of a Russian utopia in East Yorkshire that was erased from history" it's was totally real, i live just down the road from there.

    stoneybridgerstoneybridger15 dagar sedan
  • The beach where you can hear the sea would've been a great April fools video where you just say "I can hear the sea" then it ends

    Obama Bin LadenObama Bin Laden16 dagar sedan
  • Dude, every farmland is Russian utopia (This statement was generated by JokeAI Generator )

    GrognogGrognog16 dagar sedan
  • So what video did it suggest that you were already working on?

    Adrian ClaytonAdrian Clayton16 dagar sedan
  • "Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death" That's the sort of title Jeremy Clarkson would come up with. Wait, is Jeremy Clarkson an AI??

    Kj16VKj16V18 dagar sedan
  • ANEMOIA: nostalgia for things (real or otherwise) that were not experienced.

    fili S. S.fili S. S.18 dagar sedan
  • We should someone to Lofthouse every month to check that it's still visible

    Joel HaggisJoel Haggis19 dagar sedan
  • These look like dreams

    HuwittoHuwitto20 dagar sedan
  • How about "The beach that refuses to be a beach"? Or "The beach where you CAN'T hear the sea"? "The world's longest beach that isn't a beach anymore". Or, "The beach that wants to be a cliff".

    Traugott MüllerTraugott Müller22 dagar sedan
  • "The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff" is actually a great name for a short story

    lucy starlightlucy starlight22 dagar sedan
  • This is perfect for something like "The Onion"

    Smit ShilpatulSmit Shilpatul22 dagar sedan
  • It's pulling it's stories from alternate dimensions

    The TonyThe Tony22 dagar sedan
  • So, it's like interdimensional cable?

    donkfail1donkfail122 dagar sedan
  • I want that Russian village in Yorkshire.

    alfie solealfie sole22 dagar sedan
  • 4:58 Looks like Tom got inspired by this one after all!

    negative sevennegative seven23 dagar sedan
  • 5:21 the word you're looking for is "Anemoia".

    toasttoast23 dagar sedan
  • 4:45 Oh so that's how they Make SCPs

    Gril CovinGril Covin24 dagar sedan
  • "A cliff that refuses to be a cliff" would be a cliff with constant rockslides

    ReptilianPoopsBRReptilianPoopsBR25 dagar sedan
  • 100% should make the white cube at the end of the world as a house of leaves style universal break

    RainbowblitzFTWRainbowblitzFTW26 dagar sedan
  • Anyone else notice that the script says West Yorkshire while the title says East Yorkshire? Or maybe one of those was a mistake on Tom's part?

    Xastor994Xastor99426 dagar sedan
  • "The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff" That could work well for a video about erosion or something.

    Sturm [ʃtʊɐ̯m]Sturm [ʃtʊɐ̯m]27 dagar sedan
  • "The British road that is also a boat" could mean HMS Queen Elizabeth, kind of.

    Adam MullarkeyAdam Mullarkey28 dagar sedan
  • You said Wigan Pier was in the West Midlands but I think you meant West of England. It's in Greater Manchester, not the West Midlands

    Jonin CactuarJonin Cactuar29 dagar sedan
  • I just realized that the picture for Helena von Hahn was generated by AI as well.

    Mk. V ProcrastinatorMk. V Procrastinator29 dagar sedan
  • 7:16 was this car going by planned?

    Ash AnnihilatorAsh Annihilator29 dagar sedan
  • 7:17 accidental sound effects enhance intentional emphasis.

    Amanda - Might Just Make ItAmanda - Might Just Make It29 dagar sedan
  • "Nipton's Lottery of Death"

    bean_eaterbean_eater29 dagar sedan
  • A nostalgia for a time/place never known is called anemoia

    CarrotAndCoCarrotAndCo29 dagar sedan
  • GPT-3 was on to something with the moon one

    GarbageAtSkyblockGarbageAtSkyblock29 dagar sedan
  • Yes it is

    John SmithJohn SmithMånad sedan
  • 5:16 There is a word close to that. "anemoia" - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known. This is from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

    Joshua ShafferJoshua ShafferMånad sedan
  • The Cliff That Refuses To Be Cliff LGBTC for Cliff?

    MemeuMemeuMånad sedan
  • 5:25 - Hi Tom, I think there is a word for that feeling! Anemoia: a sense of longing for a past you haven’t experienced.

    donoconodonoconoMånad sedan
  • One of your videos should be about tromso in norway. Around december or january, the sun never comes up. Since you're running out of ideas, use this (I don't need royalty fees)

    Nicholas KroeplinNicholas KroeplinMånad sedan
    • He's done a video on something similar

      Miller PeshekMiller PeshekMånad sedan
  • thank you for the idea

    Johnathon WardJohnathon WardMånad sedan
  • The Mandela Effect?

    hengineerhengineerMånad sedan
  • The car passing by at 7:18 was so well timed

    Ken AdamsKen AdamsMånad sedan
  • Thank goodness, Lofthouse is still visible!

    MoonbowHazeMoonbowHazeMånad sedan
  • Kirby's Dream Land

    Człowiek DrzewoCzłowiek DrzewoMånad sedan
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed." I give you: anemoia.

    JemBot101JemBot101Månad sedan
  • Anemoia, lots of strange word on the dictionary of obscure sorrows. Not sure if the word as a constructed word is in copy right though.

    James Armstrong IVJames Armstrong IVMånad sedan

    Kyle SimmonsKyle SimmonsMånad sedan
  • I am taking a course in computational semantics, and doing inference on just sentences. Whole scripts would be horrible complex. But not impossible.

    MrVipitisMrVipitisMånad sedan
  • If you can travel to Germany again, I would love to suggest you a interesting place.

    MrVipitisMrVipitisMånad sedan
  • Interesting. Mark Kirby was an 18th century philanthropist only 15 miles from Holderness in Cottingham

    Dave LuntDave LuntMånad sedan
  • That's incredible. But also, kind of creepy?

    MZX_MrXANA91MZX_MrXANA91Månad sedan
  • I really really...REALLY want to read "Harry Potter and the Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire"

    CasualBornCasualBornMånad sedan
  • Tom Scott: No video ideas Also Tom Scott: Video about no video ideas.

    Cairns ChaosCairns ChaosMånad sedan
  • I personally can't wait for fully automated cyber bullying

    Ben MelroseBen MelroseMånad sedan
    • What you mean waiting its alredy out

      caned beans scaned beans sMånad sedan
  • Ok... now I know where the idea for microwaves reviving frozen hamsters came from. 😂

    Oliver FogginOliver FogginMånad sedan
  • 5:25 - The welsh term hiraeth is quite close to what you are looking for but rather than a nostalgia for something that’s never existed, this is for a nostalgia that you never experienced.

    aegian48aegian48Månad sedan
  • Hauntology.

    squidlle squashsquidlle squashMånad sedan
  • i like how the ai told the patient to kill themselves, easier than treating the illness, no patient no illness.

    ShroomiestShroomShroomiestShroomMånad sedan
  • The green death... Looks like it describes the problem of arsenic poisoning.

    Катерина БарановськаКатерина БарановськаMånad sedan
  • Yes, so true my guy

    Daniesmediulot The ChestDaniesmediulot The ChestMånad sedan
  • Would love to buy t-shirts of those cartoons!

    turidothturidothMånad sedan
  • 5:27 The closest we have to "Nostolgia for a thing that doesn't exist/we haven't experienced" is the german word "Sehnsucht".

    Dokta WhaweeDokta WhaweeMånad sedan
  • Woah, british moon landing?

    Supermarine SpitfireSupermarine SpitfireMånad sedan
  • “The cliff that refuses to be a cliff” made me laugh out loud

    Techn9cian123Techn9cian123Månad sedan
  • Curse you, Tom! You've now made me miss Citation Needed..

    Spiffy _Spiffy _Månad sedan
  • You could make a compelling video about green death in the industrial revolution being the vivid green arsenic lined wallpaper and other goods that were everywhere in Victorian times and how they didn't figure out that it was dangerous for decades because the only people getting sick were house wives who were at home indoors all day and victorian culture was highly sexist

    Dec FairlightDec FairlightMånad sedan
  • can anyone explain what is 'Al' ? i am not fluent at English.

    İrem Demirİrem DemirMånad sedan
    • @Gabrielle Raines thank you sooo much

      İrem Demirİrem DemirMånad sedan
    • Artificial Intelligence

      Gabrielle RainesGabrielle RainesMånad sedan
  • I'm out of ideas, let's make a video or two about that

    Nexus VanguardNexus VanguardMånad sedan
  • how come they cant fuse multiple AI together into one meta-AI like fuse the script writer ai and pipe its output to say a fact checking ai which runs through and checks its history and basic factual-ness then annotates the results and sends it back with a list of issues found?

    fishbaitxfishbaitxMånad sedan
  • Plot twist this was the AI’S idea

    VenomVenomMånad sedan
  • Anemoia - nostalgia for a time you’ve never known

    Daniel WebsterDaniel WebsterMånad sedan
  • The Post Office Underground Railway was genuinely a good suggestion. That would be quite interesting.

    William SmithWilliam SmithMånad sedan
  • Nostalgia for things that never existed: Nerdstalgia.

    threewingthreewingMånad sedan
  • any one can do this using ai dungeon

    mr.couchpotatomr.couchpotatoMånad sedan
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" Blender joined the chat

    Bubble11Bubble11Månad sedan
  • Plot twist Q is AI...

    HapworthHapworthMånad sedan
  • do you have to know code the text generator? I wanna use it for fun

    milklord_milklord_Månad sedan
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed: Steampunk

    Rick HobsonRick HobsonMånad sedan
  • This was posted on my birthday :)

    The Green RedstonerThe Green RedstonerMånad sedan
  • This video idea was suggested by the AI.

    Ashmit SinghAshmit SinghMånad sedan
  • Video Idea: Make AI rate their own video ideas

    Ashmit SinghAshmit SinghMånad sedan
  • "The green death and the industrial revolution" is a good summary of the doctor who episode "The crimson horror". But only for colour blind people...

    Quert ZuiopüQuert ZuiopüMånad sedan
  • "The british road that is also a road makes sense. I don't know if there are any more of them today, but there used to be many ponton bridges... Literally a road on boats.

    Quert ZuiopüQuert ZuiopüMånad sedan
  • I love how the fact that AI, unfettered by human preconceptions, is "bigoted" is held up as a flaw of AI instead of a flaw of our latter-day social religion.

    Rabbi Herschel Lieberman-BergblattsteinRabbi Herschel Lieberman-BergblattsteinMånad sedan
  • I hate OpenAI so much. They are dubbing themself as Open but they are exactly the opposite. We need someone to create LibreAI

    SiisKolkytEurooSiisKolkytEurooMånad sedan
  • The AI knows about Parallel Universes

    name namename nameMånad sedan
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death? More like AstraZeneca's Lottery of Death, amirite?

    George BanksGeorge BanksMånad sedan
  • Tom manages to make a compelling video about his lack of ideas

    TheQuark6789TheQuark6789Månad sedan
  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" I thought was the actual title of that video about a cliff slowly falling in.

    TheQuark6789TheQuark6789Månad sedan
  • Your job won't get a lot easier; your job will be gone. Combined with CGI, the AI could make the whole video from start to finish without a person.

    Cammer MichaelCammer MichaelMånad sedan