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

22. Vel 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 ScottPrije 4 dana
    • Can you do a video on the HMS Resolution?

      sneekmatrixsneekmatrixPrije sat
    • I want to believe this is meta and this video is exactly what the AI determined would be the best idea for a video

      Nathan TaylorNathan TaylorPrije sat
    • @4:46: The Netherlands has a town called Groningen which has synchronized bicycle traffic lights. It was part of a major overhaul of the city, turning it into an anti-car and pro-bicycle town. I guess you could argue synchronized traffic lights saved Groningen?

      Captain ZorkCaptain ZorkPrije 12 sati
    • might i suggest “fiction friday” or perhaps “fiction fortnight” where you upload an AI generated video which isn’t true but is still in your style and is fun to watch? i would, at least, love to watch them !!

      shireen singhalshireen singhalPrije 14 sati
    • Hi daddy

      Rick AstleyRick AstleyPrije 19 sati
  • "The long forgotten history of the British moon landing" *BRITANIA RULES THE WAVES INTENSIFIES*

    Silver NightSilver NightPrije 3 minuta
  • Your job wont just become easier, it will become extinct.

    sirkasticsirkasticPrije 6 minuta
  • Tom, chill out :)

    Stijn van het ReveStijn van het RevePrije 31 minute
  • Where is the end of the world, and how big a kickstarter campaign would you need to build a white cube there? The south pole seems like a good bet, but you could make an argument for Tristan da Cunha. I like the idea of you starting to make interesting places just so you can make videos about them, like that crimestoppers presenter who went on a killing spree.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua CollinsPrije 40 minuta
  • "The British Road That Is Also A Boat" The Newport Transporter Bridge you covered a while back has a section that cars drive onto (like a road) but which is called a gondola (like a boat). It wouldn't be a good video, but there's almost some good wordplay there.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua CollinsPrije 49 minuta
  • The theme I've picked up from your videos is "this thing/event and its relation to history and technological development." Obviously it's a lot more broad than just history and technology, but even your videos on present issues seem to be things that will be relevant for those things in the future.

    Allan JohnsonAllan JohnsonPrije sat
  • 5:24 I’m cracking up because I’ve heard this concept before but it was in Frank Javcee’s “How to Simpsonwave” video

    MichaelMichaelPrije sat
  • Wierd... people are boring

    Cuntsen DicksnburgerCuntsen DicksnburgerPrije sat
  • The commitment to Lofthouse is ridiculous

    Ashley GouldAshley GouldPrije sat
  • 7:17 Well that's convenient.

    GBA811GBA811Prije sat
  • Tom: I ran out of ideas Also Tom: Thats actually a good video idea.

    Little PotatooLittle PotatooPrije 2 sati
  • What's the ai called

    PlagalurksPlagalurksPrije 2 sati
  • - ok guys, so here’s the famous cliff that refuses to be a cliff. - did you just call me a cliff?!

    Cameron JamesCameron JamesPrije 2 sati
  • Fernweh (German) - Feeling homesick for a place you've never been.

    secpdsecpdPrije 2 sati
  • A video on why television competitions have to allow free postal entries- when they charge £2+ SMS cost to enter. Why don't they charge the postal people? Or why offer postal at all? Are they forced to?

    AdamAdamPrije 2 sati
  • The lumpy memory clinically boil because lamp holoprosencephaly wink abaft a steady mosque. noiseless, eight snowplow

    Joanna ThompsonJoanna ThompsonPrije 2 sati
  • I like this BBC show! :)

    neoxerxesneoxerxesPrije 3 sati
  • "failed Russian utopia in Yorkshire" lmao that's some quality comedy

    SomethingGreatishappeningSomethingGreatishappeningPrije 3 sati
  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, is that similar to feelings of nostalgia for a time before you were born?

    chris davidsonchris davidsonPrije 3 sati
  • *Tom Scott in the thumbnail looking like the chicken from Moana*

    sirchicken foodsirchicken foodPrije 3 sati
  • This video should be titled: "Tom Scott discovers the 'Fiction' genre and wants to switch jobs".

    Jp ObiJp ObiPrije 3 sati
  • it's great! how about a vacation? if you're not already on vacation - permanently - to make these videos...

    HlkpfHlkpfPrije 3 sati
  • This was an epic video! Thank you!

    SnopFopSnopFopPrije 3 sati
  • You can make a second channel of all the fictional videos!?!!!?!!

    WhippySpoosledorfWhippySpoosledorfPrije 4 sati
  • 5:22 i suggest scottstalgia

    Lars Tangen-HestnesLars Tangen-HestnesPrije 4 sati
  • Plot Twist: Tom has been getting his ideas from this service for forever but then the AI told him to do a video on itself.

    dzlandisdzlandisPrije 4 sati
  • So, That's the "Kirby's Dream Land" all the kids were talking about...

    Mr BlitzMr BlitzPrije 4 sati
  • I prefer the AI content. Reality is irrelevant.

    tagtag66tagtag66Prije 4 sati
  • The gravity defying mountain sounds like a type of cliff that confused geologists because through the calculations, the rock should have slipped or broken off and their not sure why it hasn't

    littledergonlittledergonPrije 4 sati
  • The closest word to what you were asking for is the word Anemoia. Which means to feel nostalgia for a time you've never known or lived in.

    TeamgetoutTeamgetoutPrije 4 sati
  • What actually makes a Tom Scott video? I think it's just things about things. I mean looking at Scott's old stuff from 7 years ago, it's... interesting. Maybe the secret is visual facts for people who appreciate the little known things that assist humans in everyday life. Or inventions, or...well, anything.

    b9yb9yPrije 4 sati
  • 5:22 lostalgia

    JohnHenry MillsJohnHenry MillsPrije 4 sati
  • What do you mean you had to turn it down, it was perfect with "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death"! Frankly at times Top Gear seemed like a death lottery for them with some of their ideas

    Matthew NapoletanoMatthew NapoletanoPrije 5 sati
  • A video about trying to find the subject for a video? Freaking brilliant! You still taught us new things.

    Marcus DaughtryMarcus DaughtryPrije 5 sati
  • Well it's not just a cheap-thougt correlation between people getting dumber (resulting in more astouned or facinated watchers or consumers) thinking the robot stuff must have improved. Also there seems to be way to much stuff in the internet (which often isn't well re-viewed oder "remastered" though). I'd improve a lot of data strings (or what you'd call them) but who would tolerate calming dry logic, simple "dull" truth? Take a look at wikipedia, where 90% of "alternative data" isn't tolerated by faint-coloured thinking dominators. And reporters and journalists are getting mentally aimed on when they post an assumption. Why don't they add some words like "this is beta information, we are only 92 percent sure". Some consuming people would like and enjoy to handicraft. Most men would need to. We get enough ' that stuff. Modern perfection won't properly breathe. But who "sinks down to my level" anyway...

    Simon JäkleSimon JäklePrije 5 sati
  • What on earth, this is amazing

    Invertland ProductionsInvertland ProductionsPrije 5 sati
  • I want to watch Clarkson’s lottery of death tho

    J RJ RPrije 5 sati
  • Imagine being so interesting that a video about yourself running out of ideas for videos is still interesting

    Lucas OnLucas OnPrije 5 sati
  • Anemoia is nistalgia for a time youve bever known, i thinks its applicable

    Noah McGaffeyNoah McGaffeyPrije 5 sati
  • Your job will get a lot easier, but only to the point where the AI can also create a person from scratch that tells the story for you in a fictonal world it generated. Novels will be written by AI and I don't know if I like it.

    RemizZRemizZPrije 5 sati
  • There was that bizarrely square iceberg back in 2018, so "The White Cube at the End of the World" isn't so much an impossible thing as it is one that was missed.

    TiypoTiypoPrije 6 sati
  • 5:22 There is a german word "sehnsucht" which describes this feeling. Its direct meaning as a "longing and nostalgia for a far-off home one has never visited," :)

    NotAdmmNotAdmmPrije 6 sati
  • I can imagine you making a video called the only beach where you can hear the sea and the video reveals that all the beaches are technically 1 or that the sea isn't the sea

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-PainePrije 6 sati
  • Best one for me was about the long forgotten British Moon Landings?!!!!

    plica06plica06Prije 6 sati
  • I don't even think it's spooky or new. Just better than previous renditions. People have been using this tech for a while now and it's sometimes difficult to spot.

    miinyoomiinyooPrije 6 sati
  • Since lockdown is keeping us down, why not talk about the lockdown, for posterity basicly. I think every 50-100 years there is a major event in the world that will shape the lives of millions, and they usually get documented and talked about later, "in the history books". What I mean maybe the video dont have to be "about lockdown" but more about how humans adapt to changing situations and events. Maybe in another 50-100 years there will be another global event, and we will use skills and practices we learnt during covid lockdown. You know. I think there is a video there, about the generational experience.

    Crow of CriusCrow of CriusPrije 6 sati
  • the word for that nostalgia is called 'Sehnsucht ' in German

    Wenzel KeilWenzel KeilPrije 6 sati
  • One thing that humans are great at, but which has always been the bane of AI, is being innovative or creative. Well, that's a thing of the past. AI is now more innovative than humans, as well.

    anti/HUMAN Designsanti/HUMAN DesignsPrije 6 sati
  • I have an idea for a video. You probably already have made it & I just can't find it. Why do internet/computer calculators get some calculation completely wrong while the old analog? Ones get them right

    A KaleA KalePrije 6 sati
  • The road that is a boat could be true if it is a road that is a BOAT - Byway Open to All Traffic.

    Rights of Way: Restoring the RecordRights of Way: Restoring the RecordPrije 6 sati
  • Now for the real question. Who came up with the idea for this video?

    Angelo HankinsAngelo HankinsPrije 6 sati
  • roads that are boats makes perfect sense a b.o.a.t is a byway open to all traffic

    Tim NewTim NewPrije 7 sati
  • The Green Death is indeed a Doctor Who episode and includes giant green maggots/caterpillars.

    TheGerkumanTheGerkumanPrije 7 sati
  • 5:23 Well, it's not technically an English word, but there's always hiraeth.

    Gregg JohnsonGregg JohnsonPrije 7 sati
  • That last bit about the "AI that only gives answers that are true" is only adding to my "The dystopia of the future and how to stop it" vibe of recently watched YT vids (mgs2, deus ex etc. etc.)

    NODZZNODZZPrije 7 sati
  • There's a Welsh word for a nostalgia for something that never was. It's called 'hiraeth'.

    Lewis TileyLewis TileyPrije 7 sati
  • How a change in the calendar created a holiday for fools. Churchill's Trolley Problem: Or How Coventry Came To Be Bombed The Astounding and Secret History of the Inflatable Tank Battalion How a Pocketwatch Helped Lead to British Naval Dominance

    S.P. RoachS.P. RoachPrije 7 sati
  • Some of the "nonsense" titles actually make for some really good worldbuilding inspiration.

    Ragnar Þór GuðmundssonRagnar Þór GuðmundssonPrije 7 sati
  • Anemoia- nostalgia for a time that never happened

    Alice WonderlandAlice WonderlandPrije 7 sati
  • anemoia, is the word your looking for @5:27, it is nostalgia for a time you've never lived, it's a word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, but i dont think its an actual word

    Rawr The DinosawrRawr The DinosawrPrije 7 sati
  • The Cliff that Refuses to be a Cliff Cliff: I never said that

    SaturnSaturnPrije 7 sati
  • dude this proves you will never run out of content as long as you want to make the video

    theWORSTlucktheWORSTluckPrije 7 sati
  • Talk about why there’s no vids to make. The earth is too boring

    Oliver YoungOliver YoungPrije 7 sati
  • The perfectly timed car at 7:20

    Samira LawtonSamira LawtonPrije 7 sati
  • Would be nice if the AI would recommend making this video

    Rob BRob BPrije 7 sati
  • "Leaving a Dent in a Hill side" : the story of the Highest Railway Station in the UK, standing at 1150 feet above sea level on the Settle and Carlisle line

    A Night at the InnA Night at the InnPrije 7 sati
  • Can you do a video about the green death and the industrial revolution. No one should die by copper poisoning. :3

    Ernest PierceErnest PiercePrije 8 sati
  • >"If that happens, my job will get a lot easier" Easier or fully automated?

    butti fdftbutti fdftPrije 8 sati
  • I want to work at openai , they are writing the future.

    Anshul SharmaAnshul SharmaPrije 8 sati
    • The green creeping death is what engineers call copper corrosion.

      butti fdftbutti fdftPrije 8 sati
  • good to know lofthouse hasn't disappeared yet.

    NooboNooboPrije 8 sati
  • I for one would gladly watch videos of made up alternate universe facts generated by a robot

    Kevin SmithKevin SmithPrije 8 sati
  • "The strange light over Oxfordshire." You mean that thing that's visible during cloudless days?

    Aecius the PhilosopherAecius the PhilosopherPrije 8 sati
  • After this video I played around with the older GPT-2 that is available to the public, not really replicating your experiment, but just prompting it with some titles of the videos of yours... The results were really interesting nonetheless, some of my favourites: "What the Hell is a Random Number?" "Why I Don't Trust Humans" "How I Made a New Emoji" "Why Robots Shouldn't Be Trying To Kill You" "Why I'm Not A Very Happy Robot"

    VitharVitharPrije 8 sati
  • "Essential" travel, huh?

    Fine Gentleman in CrocsFine Gentleman in CrocsPrije 8 sati
  • You could still use all those video ideas that aren't real. Just create another channel that's a satire on infotainment.

    Olaf van RijnsbergenOlaf van RijnsbergenPrije 8 sati
  • I recommend you do some sort of piece on Wigan pier as its part of heritage of the inland waterways. Though it would be interesting to know what the houses the AI was talking about.

    Jim AtkinsJim AtkinsPrije 9 sati
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff wrote that message in chalk.

    Zappa WenchZappa WenchPrije 9 sati
  • Please do the welsh mining accident or look into tryweryn

    Adam WolfyAdam WolfyPrije 9 sati
  • I want a video on the post office railway! That looks really interesting.

    Jannis AdamekJannis AdamekPrije 9 sati
  • OMG send those suggestions to the folks at Nightvale, so many of them are **exactly** their style! 😍

    Hugo Desrosiers-PlaisanceHugo Desrosiers-PlaisancePrije 9 sati
  • Why not do an article on the rock salt mines of Winsford?

    R JonesR JonesPrije 10 sati
  • Plot twist: this video idea was generated by AI

    DoviasDoviasPrije 10 sati
  • Fantastic video, Tom!

    Joshua MorganJoshua MorganPrije 10 sati
  • I don't think Wigan would like being referred to as 'West Midlands'

    R JonesR JonesPrije 10 sati
  • The green creeping death is what engineers call copper corrosion.

    nick klausnick klausPrije 10 sati
  • Hireath is that word! Welsh.

    Roland FischerRoland FischerPrije 10 sati
  • I need to get a hold of that ai to do my essays.

    Raphael AzuRaphael AzuPrije 10 sati
  • Wigan is in Greater Manchester. The pier is on a canal

    Steve RichmondSteve RichmondPrije 10 sati
  • 7:20 the sound of that car passing by lined up so perfectly with the graph animation it feels like it had to have been planned

    xtreemgamer129xtreemgamer129Prije 10 sati
  • Is the cycle/wave you are talking about not called the Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies?

    Rowan PatrickRowan PatrickPrije 10 sati
  • all of my "interet freinds" will be robots and i thought i couldn't get any more lonely

    George HW BushGeorge HW BushPrije 10 sati
  • who else thinks this tech will in some way destroy a part of being human?

    Ruben VeendorpRuben VeendorpPrije 10 sati
  • GPT-3. Over-hyped rubbish.

    C B NewhamC B NewhamPrije 11 sati
  • Since when is Wigan in the West Midlands lmao

    Abigail DaleyAbigail DaleyPrije 11 sati
  • So AI seems to be able to see relationships between data sets that we probably can't even quantify. Buckle up, its gonna be a wild ride.

    silverywingsagainsilverywingsagainPrije 11 sati
  • 7:17 that car had impeccable timing

    hyuubeshyuubesPrije 11 sati
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff sounds a lot like your video about Torpenhow Hill

    Damian QualshyDamian QualshyPrije 11 sati
  • That car at 7:15 passes at a perfectly appropriate time

    Hussein MusseHussein MussePrije 11 sati
  • I know a white cliff it movedover

    john johnjohn johnPrije 11 sati