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

22. feb.. 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 ScottMåned siden
    • The British road that's also a boat- sounds like a ferry that's part of the motorway system. We have a few in the US and Canada.

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    • Best of luck

      TheCatGoesRawrTheCatGoesRawr8 dager siden
    • Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.

      Allen DeWittAllen DeWitt13 dager siden
    • 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.

      thornofnightthornofnight18 dager siden
    • 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!

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  • Kirby’s Dreamland looks different than i remember...

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  • Of course "The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings" isn't possible. But that is because it's not that they're forgotten, we just don't talk about them; to avoid upsetting the Yanks who arrived a decade later than us and only visited a few times. Greetings from Ipswich-in-Crater, The Moon. How is life on Earth these days?

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  • Gaelic has the word you need! 'Cianalas'- a Scottish Gaelic word that means nostalgia for something that doesn't really exist outside your own imagination/memories...

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  • 2:20 Well actually, I'm not sure about in britain, but I know a major highway in Alaska actually has part of it's run only passable by ferry, as in the path that route takes goes right over the ferry, so that is almost a valid title IMO

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  • The feeling of Nostalgia about something that didn't exist is something I know from listening to Synthwave.

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  • 1:38 Why does that thousand sound like it's in more of an Irish accent than usual? I think it's Irish, at least - if it isn't, it is some kind of accent from Britain.

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  • Hahahahahaha I love "The beach where you can hear the sea." If nothing else, this AI could produce top tier shitposting.

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  • surely a landslide is a cliff refusing to be a cliff

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  • The Failed Bomb Plot Pidgeon was the result of a military coo...

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  • Would like a video about those post railways!

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  • These are all doctor who episode ideas

    Mathew StormblessedMathew StormblessedDag siden
  • Someone should make an AI to realize patterns in text and see if it’s written by an AI

    Hexmonkey 2020Hexmonkey 2020Dag siden
  • At least the AI thinks you just want to make the world a better place

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  • Kirby’s Dream Land!

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  • 2:20 I can actually imagine a boat with a road on it designed to be "portable bridge" for low infrastructure places with water streams.

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  • Wigan Pier is also in Wigan on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. I never knew about the Westmidlands wigan pier project though so thankyou.

    White WizardWhite WizardDag siden
  • Hey, if your reading this Tom, I have a video idea. You could do another video like the jingle bell one, asking for childhood rhymes, and go through them all. I would find that interesting.

    Super PandasSuper PandasDag siden
  • 5:05 I just want to appreciate this specific art. It’s my favorite out of the ones here.

    Rin CallinenRin CallinenDag siden
  • That is incredible, but you went with the communist utopia instead of the floating mountain??

    Trey BolickTrey BolickDag siden
  • I mean, you could always use those fictional things as videos for April Fool's Day.

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  • You speak too fast. Speak slow and get people to actually see all your videos completely.

    Paul AnandPaul AnandDag siden
  • The real question is, in which of these hypothetical worlds do Marcel & Judith Kebakko live?

    Lawrence CalablasterLawrence CalablasterDag siden
  • Let's double-layer this Turing test: can a human come up with Tom Scott video titles that sound like they were created by a (relatively advanced, like GPT-3) AI? Here's my attempt: "I Asked 45,268 People to Steal My Identity" "The Polish City That's Slowly Floating Away" "I Am Not a Toaster" "Isaac Newton's Secret Ant Farm" "Why I Can't Upload this Video" "Don't Shoot a Mountain with a BB Gun" "The Assassination of Jerry the Mailman: Debunked" Add your own!

    No-Feet McGeeNo-Feet McGeeDag siden
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" That would be Historicism. And there are plenty of books and lectures about that very specific way of messing up your entire world view.

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  • I kinda wish I could get an AI to write some scripts for me. I'm terrible at getting scripts out, and honestly think it would be humorously on theme for my channel...

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  • My great great grandad was captain of the RRS discovery

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  • 2:44 Tom, please, DON'T give Clarkson, Hammond and May these ideas, they might take them too seriously

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  • Kirby's Dream sounds like a good nintendo title- oh wait, Kirby's Dreamland, right.

  • Yikes that AI is scary good at writing.

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  • you should make a new Matt and Tom video

    PotatoKiin 712PotatoKiin 7122 dager siden
  • You've got plenty of April's fool videos though

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  • @7:08 Did Tom *finally* have good luck with traffic passing during filming??

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    • I really want to believe it

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  • Sounds like the Roald Dahl story: The Great Automatic Gammatisator.

    Mark ReynoldsMark Reynolds2 dager siden
  • anemoia means nostalgia for a thing you haven't/cannot experience

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  • 'The british road that is also a boat' ... sir, that is an aircraft carrier.

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  • I think ur Chanel is about usless, interessting and nerdy stuff just "ok now i know this But... What I have to Do with this Informationen."

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  • anemoia - longing for or nostalgia for a place you have never been.

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  • In Welsh the word you need for that feeling of nostalgia is "Hiraeth"

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  • Dont wanna be ruff but you seem to get kinda old

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  • British road that is also a boat -- I mean, drive-on ferries (and, arguably, aircraft carriers). Maybe not as nonsensical as it seems.

    Josh HickmanJosh Hickman4 dager siden
  • Omg, it's adorable that you asked the AI using "please" at the start of your request. You are definitely one of the few people who are going to survive the techno-apocalypse because you showed the machines respect from the start. EDIT: and then this took a scary and sinister turn when you mentioned the possibility of AI generating customer reviews etc...

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  • Don't know about AI, but NOtown's algorithm decided I might be interested in a video from someone called Tom Scott. A couple weeks later, and I've lost count how many videos I've now watched from his channel.

    Tony PangTony Pang4 dager siden
  • ai like that combined with the advancements in deepfake technology will make for an interesting future where nothing is real and no one can be trusted.

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  • Cliffs that have shore to the oceans are actually refusing to be cliffs they keep collapsing constantly

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

    Kevin SnelKevin Snel5 dager siden
  • 5:25 Mandela effect

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  • "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 Feynman5 dager siden
  • When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal

    CalebOfKartinCalebOfKartin6 dager siden
  • 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?

    riloeriloe6 dager siden
  • cool

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  • Just subscribed

    Cherry MosleyCherry Mosley6 dager siden
  • i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg

    SmallWeinerSteveSmallWeinerSteve6 dager siden
  • Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?

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  • *the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*

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  • *T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*

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  • That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you

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

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

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  • 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 Insane8 dager siden
    • 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

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

    Mike ingrumMike ingrum8 dager siden
  • 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

    TheCatGoesRawrTheCatGoesRawr8 dager siden
  • The beach where you can hear the sea XD

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  • 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

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  • 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 Schaefer8 dager siden
  • i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??

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  • There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia

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  • anything worth doing once is worth doing twice

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  • I will give up my left lung to watch Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death

    WensleydaleWensleydale8 dager siden
  • "The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-

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  • That was fun

    Marjohn's MusingsMarjohn's Musings9 dager siden
  • Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...

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  • I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.

    Alan BurnsAlan Burns9 dager siden
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video

    Deez NutsDeez Nuts9 dager siden
  • Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    Ciro GarcíaCiro García9 dager siden
  • I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.

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  • 2:45

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  • I’m from Aberfan, good shout not doing that one, very depressing

    Lloyd DaviesLloyd Davies10 dager siden
    • 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 Davies10 dager siden
  • “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

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  • the traffic on that road has perfect timing

    Iron Fist DragonIron Fist Dragon10 dager siden
  • Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.

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

    Adam NavigatoAdam Navigato10 dager siden
  • i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water

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  • I demand to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff

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  • Cool drawings

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  • now give the AI the title "faeces"

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  • Interesting.

    TVK - TheVeganKnightTVK - TheVeganKnight11 dager siden
  • “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.

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  • the face in the thumbnail tho

    Nathan AdlerNathan Adler12 dager siden
  • Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid

    Bandito DonburritoBandito Donburrito12 dager siden
  • 5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect

    Johanthan RomeroJohanthan Romero12 dager siden
  • "The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD

    🎢 ZarStocher🎢 ZarStocher12 dager siden
  • 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?

    VeggieoskibroskiVeggieoskibroski12 dager siden
  • Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.

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

    Javier FitoJavier Fito13 dager siden
  • I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit

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

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