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/
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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:
doi.org/10.18653/v1%2F2020.findings-emnlp.301
artificialintelligence-news.com/2020/10/28/medical-chatbot-openai-gpt3-patient-kill-themselves/
thenextweb.com/neural/2021/01/19/gpt-3-is-the-worlds-most-powerful-bigotry-generator-what-should-we-do-about-it/
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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  • 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 ScottPrije 15 dana
    • Would you claim authorship over the GPT-3 generated script?

      juan diegojuan diegoPrije 52 minuta
    • please make a series out of these funny titles, like a compilation (highest heat etc) because its so funny

      J KJ KPrije 2 dana
    • How can I work with you?

      SpaceSpacePrije 2 dana
    • Tom Scott is amazing!

      Captain CaptionCaptain CaptionPrije 2 dana
    • Here is a good idea for you: How many bytes of information can you store on an A4 paper?

      doviiddoviidPrije 2 dana
  • I want Jeremy Clarkson lottery of death to be real!! Damn AI is already dreaming the impossible!!

    DarkRaptor99DarkRaptor99Prije sat
  • How could there not be a word for nostalgia for things that never existed? In America, we live through this every election cycle (and the entire Trump presidency).

    Dave SDave SPrije 2 sati
  • But Kirby's Dreamland exists ;-;

    jpcm360jpcm360Prije 3 sati
  • Could make some videos about these fictional topics, as a sort of filler between actual subjects

    Ferretzim 86Ferretzim 86Prije 3 sati
  • I knew I recogniced that ai, I read OpenAi's article about it... I love the one that generates pictures from text, it's also based off this one I think

    Feuersturm 36Feuersturm 36Prije 3 sati
  • Wouldn't the word for, nostalgia for something that never existed, be a close version to deja vu? You have a sense of familiarity with the even though it has never happened before? Deja Vu is just the sense you've experienced something before because your brain relates to it, even if there is no reason for it, right?

    Zach PerkinsZach PerkinsPrije 4 sati
  • Привет From Bridlington

    James YoungJames YoungPrije 5 sati
  • That is totally amazing. How long before you can just say to a box “tell me a story about x and x” and it makes up a novel or a play or a feature film on the spot.

    Stuart CStuart CPrije 5 sati
  • ‘The Green Death And The Industrial Revolution’ That’s the long name for the Green Hell that is the Nurburgring Nordschleife

    Jacob AllenJacob AllenPrije 6 sati
  • A cliff might refuse to be a cliff. But can you still throw two drums and a cymbal of it?

    thebiglight bulbthebiglight bulbPrije 6 sati
  • I don't quite understand what would be so dangerous about "human sounding political arguments"? People make political arguments all the time, its up to the people listening to decide their validity/soundness. Why does it matter if the argument comes from a person or from computer code?

    insidetrip101insidetrip101Prije 6 sati
  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" - A battle with sea erosion with a some company realising the erosion is inevitable and somehow incorporating it into their building or site?

    Moon MoonMoon MoonPrije 7 sati
  • There's a alternative reality where people believe the British Moon landing was faked

    Stephen AdamsStephen AdamsPrije 7 sati
  • Cool AI....

    SparrowgedSparrowgedPrije 7 sati
  • _"I don't think there's a word in the English language for "nostalgia for a thing that never existed""_ Tory?

    O. M.O. M.Prije 8 sati
  • I'm an easy person: if I hear "Doctor Who", I have to hit the like button

    ValeryValValeryValPrije 8 sati
  • Kirby's Dreamland a Russian utopia confirmed?

    PsiVoltPsiVoltPrije 8 sati
  • e

    TowndefenderYTTowndefenderYTPrije 9 sati
  • You should absolutely make a series of videos on topics that aren't real. Would make an awesome watch/podcast because those are amazing.

    Justicar LJusticar LPrije 9 sati
  • simulacrum can be used to mean what you want.

    Bob SandersBob SandersPrije 11 sati
  • Its time now for an AI curated chanel, where one AI thinks of titles, another makes plot, third draws illustrations, fourth voices it, fifth video edit it, and sixth speak with people in comments saying its tottaly not a group of AIs making videos. XD

    NotKarmaNotKarmaPrije 12 sati
  • Oh no Morpheus, the Matrix has arrived. Neo shall come to save us

    Arkajit MaityArkajit MaityPrije 12 sati
  • I think the word you are looking for is Anemoia: a nostalgia for a time you've never known. Courtesy of John Koenig.

    Abdalrahim AbdullahAbdalrahim AbdullahPrije 14 sati
  • Gpt-3's script was entirely "real" sounding until Tom said "kirby's dream"

    JRturtleJRturtlePrije 14 sati
  • "be a cliff" cliff: yOU CANT MAKE ME DO ANYTHING

    Nathally StoccheroNathally StoccheroPrije 15 sati
  • "My job will get a lot easier" means "I will no longer have a job".

    orbikorbikPrije 15 sati
  • "My job gets a lot easier" - or redundant.

    bigglyguybigglyguyPrije 17 sati
  • Such an awesome video!

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 20 sati
  • 1:18 that sounds like a nether portal

    Dr DumbDr DumbPrije 22 sati
  • 138,000 upvotes to 512 down - I think that's the best ratio I've ever seen by a long way. Congrats. Generally for popular videos it's usually about 10% downvotes to up.

    James FooJames FooPrije 23 sati
    • This is amazing

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 20 sati
  • What defines Tom Scott? The cars whizzing by noisily as people go to work or the store brings back a certain nostalgia, an interrupting backdrop to the presentation of trivia that is interesting only because of who is explaining it. However, at its root, the essence of Tom Scott is a humble and yet unapologetic reminder that, no matter how much knowledge, wealth, or power you may acquire, there is no person in this world who is more full of joy than the ignorant child who ponders the mysteries of the worms and bugs under a mossy log.

    tya04tya04Prije dan
  • Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    David LiuDavid LiuPrije dan
  • 7:56 got me good. You've got a stellar sense of humor.

    LexinLexinPrije dan
  • Why didn’t you let it write a script for „The beach where you can hear the sea“? That would have been more funny.

    Otakundead OUOtakundead OUPrije dan
  • "Nostalgia for a past which never existed." There's no real word for it. But _The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows_ does offer vocabulary like "vellichor" and "anemoia".

    PPPrije dan
  • Just to say, the Dr Who was Red death, not green.

    SqueakSquawk4SqueakSquawk4Prije dan
  • I want to hear about the Aberfan disaster...

    Mirjan BoumaMirjan BoumaPrije dan
  • I'm late as balls and probably someone already said it, but "the green death and the industrial Revolution" sounds like it's about the rise and fall of Arsenic based compounds and their use in Victorian EVERYTHING, not just the infamous Scheme's green. Which sounds like exactly the type of thing you could make a great video out of.

    Mirjan BoumaMirjan BoumaPrije dan
  • Amazing!

    AniseedAniseedPrije dan
  • the road that is also a boat, its not that impossible, green death industrial revolution is valid

    gestucv olonorgestucv olonorPrije dan
  • Do the mail train RIGHT NOWW!!

    Luke CMBLuke CMBPrije dan
  • Only slightly on topic, am I the only one who can't wait for the response by the pro-Socialism/pro-Communism movement when AI describes what they're asking for along the lines of "people who would rather be allowed to be lazy and still have an income?" The Skreeeeeeee will be brain shattering.

    LooniperLooniperPrije dan
  • Now I want to know about the mail railway!

    techop2010techop2010Prije dan
  • @2:28 you could make a valid video about aresnic poisoning in victorian times about this, how all sorts of products had it in them but since the only people in the houses enough to really show the poisoning were women it took years for doctors to figure it out since they thought it was hysteria.

    DecDecPrije dan
  • @Tom Scott Xnopyt *noun* Definition: nostalgia for something that doesn't exist

    TehcTehcPrije dan
  • everybody gangsta till they find a cliff that refuses to be a cliff.

    tennietenniePrije dan
  • I Wonder if there’s any interesting stories about Middlesbrough

    Dizer DoneDizer DonePrije dan
  • I feel like you could do a video on abervan and it be interesting

    LNER 4489LNER 4489Prije dan
  • Just after watching the video, I thought of searching on how to use GPT-3. So I clicked the HRclubs's search bar, and started typing: "how" The second suggestion was exactly what I was going to type - "how to use gpt 3".

    TwskiTwskiPrije dan
  • you shouldve released a fictional video and not told anyone for 1 week

    QuantumTapQuantumTapPrije dan
  • I enjoy that MumboJumbo has watched this and used it to make his own video

    Aaron LucasAaron LucasPrije 2 dana
  • 7:24 If you placed a truth constraint on anything, the whole universe would grind to a halt.

    tobuslieventobuslievenPrije 2 dana
  • "Kirby's Dream" probably came from the title's of various Kirby games such as "Kirby's Dream Land", "Kirby's Dream Course", "Kirby's Dream Collection" and "Kirby's Return to Dream Land".

    Michael Withington-WalshMichael Withington-WalshPrije 2 dana
  • I clicked only for the Union Jack on the moon.

    The Seed 219!The Seed 219!Prije 2 dana
  • The word you're looking for is Anemoia. I dont think it's actually in any dictionary but it's generally accepted that it means "Nostalgia for a time you've never known" The song Midnight City by M83 really gives me these vibes and makes me really understand the meaning of that word.

    Anthony GrayAnthony GrayPrije 2 dana
  • scaryyy

    menderelcapBIGmenderelcapBIGPrije 2 dana
  • You should use the ones that were not real could be used on April fools

    D&MCG GamingD&MCG GamingPrije 2 dana
  • Maybe revisit Avebury and some of your earlier videos?

    Tulle RönnmyrTulle RönnmyrPrije 2 dana
  • And this is why i believe that 90% of conspiracy-theory comments on youtube are some chinese/russian AI designed to destabalize the western nations. Well believe... Or maybe its more like a soothing thought :O

    MoonMoonPrije 2 dana
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, sounds like the William Gibson short story "The Gernsback Continuum"

    NestedParentheticalNestedParentheticalPrije 2 dana
  • If anyone wants to try out GPT-3 for themselves you can try AI Dungeon. You can get access to the ‘Griffin’ model for free (limited to 100 actions a day or overcharged to 2000 actions) or pay for the superior ‘Dragon’ model. In the explore section someone has even made a scenario to make up Tom Scott video titles!

    Electros IndustriesElectros IndustriesPrije 2 dana
  • Wigan Pier in the West Midlands???

    SteRDLKSteRDLKPrije 2 dana
  • do an episode on why the uk is literally just a shitload of farms

    AquariusAquariusPrije 2 dana
  • Came here from mumbo jumbo

    Anonymous4045Anonymous4045Prije 2 dana
  • I really want to watch Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of death

    Matthew FlanaganMatthew FlanaganPrije 2 dana
  • Why is Grian on the moon

    Lemmymaster,BasLemmymaster,BasPrije 2 dana
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff could be really interesting :D

    TGAM123TGAM123Prije 2 dana
  • "I don't think there's an English word for 'nostalgia for a thing that never existed'" I've got two "My life"

    Forgoten NullForgoten NullPrije 2 dana
  • 4:12 "How the CIA plotted to kill Castro with explosive C-shells: the strange story of the leader of the Cuban revolution becoming an avid UNIX hacker." :-)

    Drops2centsDrops2centsPrije 2 dana
  • imagine the Ai asked you to make a video about asking AI for videos ideas , META AF

    Kirito DosKirito DosPrije 2 dana
  • What if we had a seperate series where it just consisted of fictional stories? I know someone else suggested this already, but we need this to happen

    DudeOnTheInternetDudeOnTheInternetPrije 2 dana
  • Wow, I 100% see Rick and Morty writers using that AI.

    Light HouseLight HousePrije 2 dana
  • Sad, there's nothing "open" about "open"AI

    GodGodPrije 2 dana
  • 5:04 "the strange light that floats over oxforshire" thats just the moon

    crobtvcrobtvPrije 2 dana
  • The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution does sound like a Doctor Who story, it'd likely be a two-parter.

    Connor OudConnor OudPrije 2 dana
  • 7:09 Car passes by with perfect timing

    HoodieSticksHoodieSticksPrije 2 dana
  • The White Cube at The End of the World sounds like a novel by Ursula K. Leguin.

    timothyp873timothyp873Prije 2 dana
  • Google stadia anyone .... in a nutshell machine learning>>>!

    MrLunithyMrLunithyPrije 2 dana
  • "specific and very limited ways" is this a jab at something political tom? ;)

    ArmadeusArmadeusPrije 2 dana
  • 7:47 "my job will get a lot easier" bud I think your job will get automated rather

    Takito LokoTakito LokoPrije 2 dana
  • I wanna know about Wiga Pier, the RRS Discovery, the Aberfan disaster, the New River, and the post office railway. I hope you actually reconsider and try harder to find a narrative hook.

    Cody NemoCody NemoPrije 2 dana
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death is something i'd subscribe to Amazon Prime for.

    Cody NemoCody NemoPrije 2 dana
  • What if one of the ideas it gave you for a video was were you talk about ideas that you can’t do in real life cause they’re fictional so you get an animator’s help to show what you wanna show..

    윱윱윱윱Prije 2 dana
  • Ai is going to either destroy or advance the world in less than 10 years

    MahkusMahkusPrije 2 dana
  • The white cube at the edge of the world sounds like an scp

    Derp KidDerp KidPrije 2 dana
  • Wigan is in the North West, not West Midlands. A simple google search would have corrected this.

    Barbecue ShoesBarbecue ShoesPrije 2 dana
  • "the strange light that floats over oxfordshire" the moon: am i a joke to you?

    SpaceexplorerSpaceexplorerPrije 2 dana
  • 4:49 the ai really reinvented street fighter x tekken

    JustSomeCringyKidJustSomeCringyKidPrije 2 dana
  • The road that is also a boat: I-90 floating bridge in Seattle.

    Donald RiversDonald RiversPrije 2 dana
  • Tom be soundin' like Mumbo Jumbo bout to give a Slime Block Tutorial

    Mr !!?Mr !!?Prije 2 dana
  • Now it can do my homework!

    Ikethepro18Ikethepro18Prije 2 dana
  • The strange light the flow over Oxfordshire could be a work as once a Balloon shaped like a TV style UFO flow over north Oxfordshire and many reported it to fox FM at the time. One of those things I partially remember of FOX FM before they sold out they had good trusty local news but we all now media is now brought and not local on Heart FM which now own them.

    DJgregBrownDJgregBrownPrije 3 dana
  • Should have started the whole video with the script GPT-3 ran for you, Tom!

    Omar SmithOmar SmithPrije 3 dana
  • one of the suggestions were to make a video about the suggestions... AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII lmaoooooo

    Lookaz stanLookaz stanPrije 3 dana
  • KIRBY"S DREAMland was a popular nintendo game (serie).

    FFwachtenFFwachtenPrije 3 dana
  • 1:03 I'm dying at the bottom one 💀

    Tymoteusz OlechowskiTymoteusz OlechowskiPrije 3 dana
  • Wigan is not in the west midlands. how insulting.

    KiieeraanKiieeraanPrije 3 dana
  • That car going past at speed at 7:13 ... Couldn't have been netter timed honestly.

    Suburban MediaSuburban MediaPrije 3 dana
  • It's a bit disappointing that Kirby's Dreamland in reality is just a muggy patch of English countryside.

    FuzzzWuzzzFuzzzWuzzzPrije 3 dana