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

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Tom Scott

7 dögum síðan

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
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 7 dögum síðan
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.
Ant D
Ant D 8 klukkustundum síðan
Tom, one suggestion: redo your old videos with the current level of production quality
Drodon 11 klukkustundum síðan
What if flying sheep monkeys?
TheMiningTeam 18 klukkustundum síðan
Then just record the crazy fictional stories and say as much. I'd love to see you perform a script from GPT-3
The Math Hatter
The Math Hatter 21 klukkustund síðan
By the way Tom, many people use Elegiac or Siliencies for nostalgia of things that don't exist.
LegoVogel Degi Síðan síðan
05:20: The word you're looking for is Phantom-nostalgia or; Phantostalgia
Raina Ramsay
Raina Ramsay 2 mínútum síðan
"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
Yuuup 5 mínútum síðan
James Postlethwaite
James Postlethwaite 11 mínútum síðan
What about the bird statues of cumbria that start at maryport roman museum they are mostly in perfect condition and left by romans
matrixphijr 46 mínútum síðan
2:10 - Shots fired
TravisFabel Klukkustund síðan
I want to know more about this tiny underground railway for mail
Em Kav
Em Kav Klukkustund síðan
This video just randomly started playing in the background of my phone.
Renzo Torr
Renzo Torr Klukkustund síðan
damn gpt-3 really referenced Kirby's Dream Land
Miles Saxton
Miles Saxton 2 klukkustundum síðan
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.
Zan (VB2P360)
Zan (VB2P360) 2 klukkustundum síðan
Anemoia and Fernweh are some words that would fit for "nostalgia for a place that doesn't exist".
random videos
random videos 2 klukkustundum síðan
Id honestly love to watch these videos! 2:19
Robert Willoughby
Robert Willoughby 2 klukkustundum síðan
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.
Space Cadet
Space Cadet 2 klukkustundum síðan
I want to see a video about the cliff that refuses to be a cliff, please.
Henry 3 klukkustundum síðan
To be fair if you say "the CIA tried to kill Castro with X" there's a fairly strong chance your right.
R Fry
R Fry 3 klukkustundum síðan
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.
MBRenegade 4 klukkustundum síðan
I would love to see a fun series of just fictional stuff the AI comes up with, script included!
SHOGUNv07 4 klukkustundum síðan
Wigan is not in the West Midlands. Or at least it hasn't been for the last 30 years I've been here.
Adoa 4 klukkustundum síðan
Plot twist; Tom Scott is the AI
Alvin Johnsen
Alvin Johnsen 4 klukkustundum síðan
5:24 Anemoia. Look it up
DarkDrai 4 klukkustundum síðan
4:51 ...I like how you heard "Sanity-defying" and went with "sanitation-defying".
João Mrtins
João Mrtins 4 klukkustundum síðan
7:15 that car was perfectly synchronized.
Joel Nyström
Joel Nyström 5 klukkustundum síðan
Nostalgia for a thing that never existed = fantasy fiction
bean_eater 5 klukkustundum síðan
I can't stop thinking about Jeremy Clarkson gathering hundreds of people and executing them if they lost the lottery
Fouxjin 5 klukkustundum síðan
All this video did was terrify me.
Remco Spijker
Remco Spijker 6 klukkustundum síðan
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!
AndrehS86 6 klukkustundum síðan
Tom: I'm out of ideas Also Tom: good idea
-AAA- 6 klukkustundum síðan
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.
JunafaniFIN 7 klukkustundum síðan
Planes land on water? Could also be Barra airport in Scotland. :D Well, it is beach but it is underwater on high tide.
Adrien Plazas
Adrien Plazas 7 klukkustundum síðan
Kirby's Dream. 🐽💨🍎🌳
МиШа 7 klukkustundum síðan
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
Just Me
Just Me 8 klukkustundum síðan
Wigan Pier, West Midlands???? Lancashire
高橋有希 8 klukkustundum síðan
This video is a proof that the AI is aware of itself
Allinavi 9 klukkustundum síðan
Is this a real comment? Or just OpenAI's GPT-3 at it again?
Hege Valle
Hege Valle 9 klukkustundum síðan
I got such a kick out of you double checking on Lofthouse 🤣
Matthew Sparkes
Matthew Sparkes 9 klukkustundum síðan
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 Sparkes
Matthew Sparkes 9 klukkustundum síðan
😂😂😂 I loved this hahahaha the Russian utopia was great
hitchhiker42 9 klukkustundum síðan
If Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death involves exploding seashells, I am totally signing up for Amazon Prime.
Garnknopf 9 klukkustundum síðan
please make a video like this and dont tell us until a few days later
Angelo 9 klukkustundum síðan
The Onion: *Write that down!*
Clive Mitchell
Clive Mitchell 10 klukkustundum síðan
Prospero satellite?
Zombiemermaid101 10 klukkustundum síðan
NGL I kinda want to make a "welcome to nightvale" esque video about things that never were
didibeck 10 klukkustundum síðan
you should make a video of all the dull video ideas you passed off
weakpig 10 klukkustundum síðan
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.
Carl Yelland
Carl Yelland 10 klukkustundum síðan
Time for a holiday then
Tyler Evans
Tyler Evans 10 klukkustundum síðan
Plot twist : The Al gave the idea for this vedio
Gekkibi 11 klukkustundum síðan
6:43 Farmland IS a Russian utopia, Scott...
NadiaPlaysGames 11 klukkustundum síðan
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
Bill Stickers
Bill Stickers 11 klukkustundum síðan
I see Tom Scott had to check if Wanda made Lofthouse disappear
adonis parts
adonis parts 11 klukkustundum síðan
All jokes aside imagine getting into an argument online and not knowing it's an AI
Drodon 11 klukkustundum síðan
Jeremy Clarckson’s lottery of death BRUH I CANT WAIT!
Drodon 11 klukkustundum síðan
What if HEAR ME OUT flying sheeep monkeys?
Special Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming Corner
Special Agent Squeaky's Cozy Gaming Corner 11 klukkustundum síðan
How do we even know Tom Scott is even real anymore? O___o
Sheryl Nome
Sheryl Nome 11 klukkustundum síðan
The post office railway sounds interesting enough tho
A. Tee
A. Tee 11 klukkustundum síðan
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.
Michael Pagan
Michael Pagan 12 klukkustundum síðan
Wigan in the west Midlands......OK
Simon Booth
Simon Booth 12 klukkustundum síðan
have you made anything on GPS?
Calvino 12 klukkustundum síðan
Ironic, that your ideas for videos also follow a sigmoid curve
Jason Last
Jason Last 14 klukkustundum síðan
Imagine if you fed it Harry Potter
Fardin Fahim
Fardin Fahim 14 klukkustundum síðan
>I don't think there's a word for nostalgia that never existed The word you are looking for is Hauntology
Ben Barrett
Ben Barrett 14 klukkustundum síðan
You can kind of tell it’s written by a bot.
Lucas 14 klukkustundum síðan
This could be amazing for generating Roleplaying Games
K R 14 klukkustundum síðan
Tom running out of ideas feels so... descriptive(?) for this time period. Nice job anyawys
alaskaxx 15 klukkustundum síðan
There actually is a Russian old believers’ utopia. It’s just in South America, not East Yorkshire. Google it.
Waseem Iqbal
Waseem Iqbal 15 klukkustundum síðan
😅 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.
RAMBO 15 klukkustundum síðan
plot twist: we are in a parallel universe but Tom Scott is just a secret agent that tries to silence us
firefox5926 15 klukkustundum síðan
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
Mia Jære
Mia Jære 16 klukkustundum síðan
Your job'll get easier... Or you and a lot of other people will lose it😶
Adam sturgeon
Adam sturgeon 16 klukkustundum síðan
I think I’ve probably have an idea for nostalgia for a world that doesn’t exist Called “Notstalgia” “Nullstalgia”
Sean Fitzpatrick
Sean Fitzpatrick 16 klukkustundum síðan
As a human resident of Holderness (definitely not any sort of AI), I approve this video.
Etu Suku
Etu Suku 16 klukkustundum síðan
Nice touch with the car passing during the sigmoidal curve swing.
lentils 16 klukkustundum síðan
Brilliant Tom.
filmgekko 16 klukkustundum síðan
I would love to see what The Technical Difficulties could come up with in a Zoom/online format.
Hayden Maines
Hayden Maines 17 klukkustundum síðan
4:57 actually I think if you go back and watch the 1970s Doctor Who episodes featuring the Third Doctor you'll find several Mars missions were already underway, so it's likely that moon landings also occurred, which were both secret and long forgotten.
Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts 17 klukkustundum síðan
Wait...are you saying some things on the internet aren't true?!
TheMiningTeam 18 klukkustundum síðan
I wish GPT-3 could be more open without it being used for evil.
BradTheBreadstick 18 klukkustundum síðan
you're obsolete now tom
Jerl 18 klukkustundum síðan
"The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff" sounds like a thing that might actually be a thing and would probably be an interesting video. You should find it and make a video about it.
Coffee Succubus
Coffee Succubus 18 klukkustundum síðan
Then just take them, and go on another channel
Maxwell Berkowitz
Maxwell Berkowitz 18 klukkustundum síðan
I don't have nostalgia for stuff that never existed very often, but I have nostalgia for what human civilization could be very often
NekoWerewolf 19 klukkustundum síðan
I love you tom. No hetero.
CircsC 19 klukkustundum síðan
Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death will be a gameshow co-hosted by Tom and Jeremy.
Hunter Morgan
Hunter Morgan 20 klukkustundum síðan
We went from Cleverbot to this.
Hunter Morgan
Hunter Morgan 20 klukkustundum síðan
If humans generated articles can be enough to fool the general public, imagine the misinformation that could come from AI. Couple that with the rising trend of automation by large businesses, and just imagine the chaos. The advent of AI is not in an of itself a bad thing. One could say that automation has been an aspect of human civilization for centuries. Just like the advent of the internet, the future only depends on how our governments react to new, unprecedented, and powerful technology.
Jaguar Playz
Jaguar Playz 20 klukkustundum síðan
"The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" So, a cliff that over time has been turning into a mountain through natural land manipulation?
PãüLèÿ Mùthønî
PãüLèÿ Mùthønî 20 klukkustundum síðan
lets hope matt coelbo takes this where tom cant go 😂
Ace Canacan
Ace Canacan 20 klukkustundum síðan
I'd love when you ask GPT-3 what you should make a video about and it would just say, "ME!"
Samuel Forsyth
Samuel Forsyth 21 klukkustund síðan
talk to clever bot..
Мікалас Кaрыбутоў
Мікалас Кaрыбутоў 21 klukkustund síðan
Most of those fictional scenarios sound like SCP objects.
soinu foig
soinu foig 21 klukkustund síðan
"The Airport That Lands Planes On Water." Wendover Productions has entered the chat.
Crunchy 22 klukkustundum síðan
If you dont have any video ideas just upload a video about not having any video ideas!
Brycen Bradley
Brycen Bradley 22 klukkustundum síðan
Anemoia (noun): Nostalgia for a time you've never known. Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.
soinu foig
soinu foig 21 klukkustund síðan
Ahh yes, Kirby's Dream (land).
Michael Munson
Michael Munson 23 klukkustundum síðan
I want to watch Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death so bad! May the odds ever be in your favor!
Pyrite 23 klukkustundum síðan
Loutre Sauvage
Loutre Sauvage Degi Síðan síðan
The british boat that is also a road: The dover ferry literally
Jack P
Jack P Degi Síðan síðan
Why does "the cliff that refuses to be a cliff" sound weirdly like a Tom Scott video title?
mysteryshrimp Degi Síðan síðan
The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution roughly describes The Doctor Who episode The Mark of the Rani.
Salutations YT!
Salutations YT! Degi Síðan síðan
I hope whenever you release the video that the AI wrote the title for you credit the AI
Mick , yet another one
Mick , yet another one Degi Síðan síðan
I have loads of language ideas that you've not even remotely touched on, but your stuff is exceedingly conservative and often naive, so that might explain why you're having issues.
Kevin Glynn
Kevin Glynn Degi Síðan síðan
You are so obviously delighted by this story. It's infectious. My face is sore from smiling for 8 minutes straight.
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