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

Tom Scott

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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: eddie_corg
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    1. Tom Scott

      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.

      1. Allen DeWitt

        Tom, Nostalgia for a thing that never existed is what Vaporwave is.

      2. thornofnight

        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.

      3. Articulated

        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!

      4. Mutant Mutant


      5. ViolaWithRobyn

        T f

    2. Flynn Sloan

      Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...

    3. Alan Burns

      I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.

    4. Deez Nuts

      The cliff that refuses to be a cliff Huh I swear you just uploaded that video

    5. Ciro García

      Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    6. floooooooooooooooood

      I want to see the cliff that refuses to be a cliff.

    7. Renan Andrade dos santos


    8. Lloyd Davies

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

      1. Lloyd Davies

        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!

    9. starterpack7.3

      “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

    10. Iron Fist Dragon

      the traffic on that road has perfect timing

    11. SAU

      Dude I love dungeon So stories and this reminds me of that.

    12. Adam Navigato

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

    13. Blue Loft Beast

      i heard the failed bomb plot pigeon and choked on my water

    14. Water Sheep

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

    15. DaBeast34

      Cool drawings

    16. Ru Ok

      now give the AI the title "faeces"

    17. TVK - TheVeganKnight


    18. Boglenight

      “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.

    19. Nathan Adler

      the face in the thumbnail tho

    20. Bandito Donburrito

      Whats the deal with green, Green Death and Green in the batman smells vid

    21. Johanthan Romero

      5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect

    22. 🎢 ZarStocher

      "The white cube at the end of the world" broke me xDDD

    23. Veggieoskibroski

      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?

    24. kayf

      Plot Twist: The AI came up with this title and the script.

    25. Javier Fito

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

    26. Skrollz

      I actually enjoyed this video so much that I came back a month later to watch it again and chuckle a bit

    27. JMUDoc

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

    28. sauved0

      It's like a spaceship for sharks...

    29. A real Human

      You know you’re hitting rock bottom when you start to ask an ai for advice

    30. Twentydragon

      Only Tom Scott could turn "I'm out of ideas" into an intriguing video.

    31. Qyda

      I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire

    32. J Lawrence Buell iv

      Regarding "The British Road That Is Also A Boat", I direct your attention to the SS Badger, a ferry in the US between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI that is officially a part of highway US 10.

    33. Furkan10ky

      When you don't know a video idea, you just make a video about video ideas. Seems about alright.

    34. Redcharcoalaz

      2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually

    35. { saturn's rings }

      "The Cliff That Refuses to Be A Cliff" honestly does sound like a Tom Scott video hahahaha

      1. Jeffrey Zheng

        It sounds more like Half As Interesting

    36. Sam Valladares

      The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!

    37. Curllum

      Plot twist: The AI is from an alternate universe which is why it had prompts for things that don’t exist, it is slowly creating a portal for the universe it came from and by telling prompts of things from that universe, once it has told enough alternate universe prompts, a portal will open and the alternate universe will take over our universe

    38. Paul K


    39. Adam Radford

      I love how you double check that Lofthouse was still there at the end

    40. Gangle Man

      "Kirby's Dream" may have come from the snes game "Kirby's Dream Course"

    41. Rohan Industries

      Why don't you work with the animator and make "The Tales from the AI" and make some of the 'odd' ideas.

    42. kayakr17

      I know it's cloudy in Britain all the time, but the strange light up there is called the sun. It's been up there for several decades at this point.

    43. Frankie Sparkes

      "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff." Cliff Richard?

    44. Claiming Light

      A cool parlour trick. But without understanding what the words mean, it can't look for truth in meaning. We're no closer to synthetic intelligence than we ever were. This is just another chatbot.

    45. KAY B 14

      the format right for this chanel? "Tom Scott talks for about 5 to 10 minutes".

    46. Fabian A.

      does sea air affect medical equipment?

    47. Chig Bungus

      ‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death’ gives me ‘Danny Dyer’s Chocolate Homunculus’ vibes.

    48. Mr. Doctor

      “The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings” ...ouch

    49. Lonely Loner

      these are less video ideas and more a list of homebrew dnd warlock patrons.

    50. Some Asian Dude

      how the onion generates ideas

    51. First Last

      7:13 That car passed at a really perfect moment.

    52. Peter Falconer

      As an artist who creates parafictional histories, I'm delighted to see that AI might be coming for my job, too. It's nice to feel included.

    53. Frances Marsh

      Not the point at all lmao, but wigan is in greater manchester which is in the north-west, not the west midlands

    54. El Xabi de Siempre

      Catch a sugar cube, put it in antarctica The white cube at the end if the world

    55. Rimothy Logbone

      5:20 Notstalgia?

    56. Chris_M1014

      AI is getting scarily smart.

    57. Ryan Seacrest

      post office railway? hello i am interested

    58. Shut Up

      7:17 the sound of the car matches perfectly with the uprising gesture Tom made. nice

    59. Reece Batts

      I can imagine eventually that the whole youtube process could be entirely automated by AI, finding video ideas, generating a script, creating an animation. Its very possible for something like that to happen, which is quite a scary thought...

    60. Braden Stone

      The airport where you can see planes

    61. dhava

      What I'd do to get my hands on it

    62. Stop Dying

      You can actually make a religion out of that.

    63. Alfons Muhs

      Give the AI books and we can read a new ending.... Or the ending from got so we dont have to wait

    64. Ezio133798

      2:54 Oh wow, that's actually quite accurate, coming from someone who knows the area. Edit: Damn, there's some good ones in here. The Village That Was Saved By Synchronised Traffic Lights: Sounds like any village, on any given day honestly. Cars can cause some havoc if the traffic lights stop displaying what they should. The White Cube At The End Of The World: Huh. So, an ice cube? Maybe a sugar cube? Sounds like the beginning of a sci fi film to me. The Sanity-Defying Crossroads on the Isle Of Skye: Who the hell can figure out how crossroads work anyway, right? I'd say just use GPS, but that explains what makes it so sanity-defying. How a Secret Gadget in The Beam of The Olympic Stadium Helped Deliver Britain's Medals: What, are aliens beaming down Olympic medals now? The Long Forgotten History of the British Moon Landings: Huh. It's right, I certainly don't remember the Brits ever landing on the moon. Seems like something that I would remember... The Island With a Gravity Defying Vertical Mountain: I love that it has to specify that the mountain is vertical. As if there's any doubt that the mountain isn't somehow on its side. Honestly, THAT would be more gravity defying. The Strange Light That Floats Over Oxfordshire: The sun? Maybe the moon? I dunno, a street lamp? The Lost Village of Lofthouse That's Now Invisible: Explains how we managed to lose it. Are we sure it didn't just get demolished and the owner's in denial? The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire: The only thing fictional about this story is the fact that the Russians haven't been able to make it happen yet.

    65. Ezio133798

      "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were unexpectedly good, and instead of using the great ideas that the AI came up with, I'm going to put the suggestions themselves just because."

    66. Yeetus Deleteus

      dang i want to watch those

    67. Ben Buckley Productions

      The changing slope of graph at 7:15 matches the changing volume of the car zooming by.

    68. Xob

      Fun fact: This is Tom Scott's 600th video

    69. Owen is Awesome

      If there was actually a family named "Kirby," they would have been waiting day and night for a chance to name something "Kirby's Dream," although obviously not in the 1800s.

    70. Жук Обычниик

      Looking like Grian

    71. arm

      Come to India and make video on ""Bhopal gas leak accident ""

    72. Tactix

      That interview the A.I. generated is eerie af

    73. Riley Carpenter


    74. Zottel

      "The beach where you can hear the sea" is definitely a Tom Scott video. I refuse to believe that that is not a Tom Scott video.

    75. MrY

      Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has a word for that! Anemoia: Nostalgia For A Time You’ve Never Known

    76. Tenth Divine

      Can you do more of these fictional things? Just as like... One every so often with your regular content? It'll be suchhhh a treat dude

    77. Goon124

      Sounds like this is a dramatic reading podcast in the making

    78. EZLYX

      The car at 7:16 was perfect with the graph

    79. GlowstoneLove Pad

      How do I run openai GPT-3?

    80. Mimiccering

      There actually is a word for "nostalgia for a time that's never existed/you've never known"! It's called anemoia. :)

    81. TexSweden

      The German term SehnSucht maybe? or yearning? wistfulness?

    82. El Boel

      ''The white cube at the end of the world'' sounds really cool

    83. solenoide

      All those fictional video ideas sound like Welcome to Night Vale episodes if the show was set in britain

    84. Sugar the cat, and some gaming.

      i wonder what kind of corn videos it would make.

    85. GlowstoneLove Pad

      Wow, 1501001 views.

    86. lemonaid _

      this ai has better grammer and writing skills than me 😳😳 it feels like a parallel universe which we are living in!

    87. hi i'm emily

      "We don't know where we are on that curve yet; we never do until it flattens out." Damn, dude. That's deep.

    88. Jara TrM

      loved the response to the cliff that refuses to be a cliff

    89. HDTomo

      "The Green Death and the industrial revolution" could mean the mass scale conversion from agricultural to industrial economy

    90. Edo Pronk

      I've got an idea; runaway truck ramp. I've resently learned about the existence of these in the USA. Are there any in Europe. Don't we need them, because of better regulations, checks for brakes, etc? Or just lack of space? It's at least something I might not have known (about)

    91. Elvijs Lasis

      AI makes fantasy texts. AI figure out that it is not true. AI learns how to create time machine. AI makes fantasy texts true.

    92. sluggishmeat

      I would like to see an AI generated video idea hosted by a "deepfake" AI generated Tom Scott. Meta AI would blow some minds!

    93. ActionHeinz

      I think you don't see the deep philosophical meaning in "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" 😂

    94. Sung jin-woo

      Ai be like: make a video about me

    95. Funny Philosopher

      Drive carefully!! Or you'll be sucked into the invisible town of Lofthouse!

    96. Alex Keatley

      Plot twist: “I asked an AI for good video ideas, and they were actually good” was suggested by the AI... it‘a self aware!

    97. Adam Halsall

      Wigan!!! West Midlands!!! Huh You mean the north you plum

    98. Terrain

      What was the idea you already filmed? According to your pin, you should have been running out of ideas you had at the time of recording right about now, so that video should be public now, right?

    99. Holo

      There are bots on Runescape that are crazy good at the game in PVP, to the point that some of the best PVP players can't even beat them. It's a real problem, and this video is making me realize it probably won't be getting any better for a while yet.

    100. ConspiracyTheoriesWithTea

      So just to be clear: we connected a self improving AI to the internet for text-continuation? Did nobody see that as a risk?