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

22 Peb 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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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: 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.

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    • @Doctor Mari-who Scom Tott

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    • I see one really bad idea that bots could do even today that would bring someone a lot of money but also a lot of misery to people, so I wont even bring it out of my head, purely because if I see that trend happening, I'll feel like shite(and, I'm aware of parallel thinking and I know that someone has probably thought of it and has no moral quandary about it). I see an army of people like hamsters in a wheel running away but never getting there 24/7/365, that's as far i'll go into it..

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    • @TheMiningTeam "The point of GPT-3 is that it creates whole new sentences based on what it has seen before." YES EXACTLY! You do understand it is working off what it has access to? ITS NOT CREATING ANYTHOMNG FROM SCRATCH! Its copying everything it creates from other sentences. Combining words and phrases from other sentences and phrases. Since it doesnt know how to do it! it makes silly suggestions and impossible ones. This is why ARTIFICAL intelligence fails, it requires (REAL) INTELLEGNCE to do the things they try to get ARTIFICAL intelligence to do! You just cant code that!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Hari Yang lalu
    • @Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE! Not anymore. The point of GPT-3 is that it creates whole new sentences *based* on what it has seen before.

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  • OH an SCP generator :P

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  • An invisible village, huh? Oblivion, anyone?

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  • the car at 7:12 is amazing

    YeetmeatsYeetmeats5 jam yang lalu
  • BTW: there is a Russian utopia in Potsdam, Germany. It‘s name is Alexandrovka.

    HængtstHængtst6 jam yang lalu
  • Inexistalgia.

    HængtstHængtst6 jam yang lalu
  • Could potentially be a boring one but it seems like your style (not that you're boring! It's just you cover weird little stories like this). What about the lack of BT in Hull (only place without BT lines in mainland Britain as far as I know). Just seems like a little oddity that's arose due to Britain being weird about things again.

    chrisgriff901chrisgriff9016 jam yang lalu
  • 2:42 The British adaptation of "Battle Royale"

    Wired_LainWired_Lain6 jam yang lalu
  • Have you done a video on the sub sonic sound based phone systems used in stadiums to make synchronised patterns during sports games?

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  • just for the record...nobody knows the real location of red cliff, or if it's a cliff at all.

    musAKulturemusAKulture8 jam yang lalu
    • know what, i might just do a video on it.

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  • That emotion is yearning, LGBTQ+ community uses to talk about people, places, times, and aesthetics they want but know they can't have.

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  • The Fidel Castro CIA seashell thing sounds like it would belong in an HAI video.

    Sondre GrønengSondre Grøneng9 jam yang lalu
  • Lofthouse Please, drive carefully You might hit the few buildings that forgot to become visible

    Espeon EvolveEspeon Evolve9 jam yang lalu
  • Did it get the idea for "Kirby's Dream" from Kirby's Dreamland?

    Canal GuyCanal Guy10 jam yang lalu
  • Wait, when did Wigan Pier relocate to the West Midlands?

    LuiantvalLuiantval10 jam yang lalu
  • I would watch an Unreal Stories series from you

    DyanpandaDyanpanda10 jam yang lalu
  • The cliff that refuses to be a cliff: A story of Europe's fastest eroding coast line, the Holderness coast

    Liam StuckeyLiam Stuckey10 jam yang lalu
  • Tom! The Woolwich foot tumble anomaly! Crazy story!

    Peter SilkPeter Silk10 jam yang lalu
  • Honestly I would probably still watch "The Beach Where You Can Hear the Sea"

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  • I should submit these to Netflix.

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  • Kirby's dream comes from a Nintendo game "Kirby's Dream Land"

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  • The Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff made the water i was drinking come out of my nose thanks alot

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  • 4:49 is indeed real. That's the default Blender cube escaping deletion.

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  • The abusive mountain lily follow because cauliflower uncommonly decorate up a hesitant archeology. malicious, overwrought pond

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  • "Preemptive nostalgia of the possible but doubtful"

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  • "The beach where you can hear the sea"

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  • 7:11 That passing car was very well-timed. Free graph-fitting sound effects entirely by co-incidence!

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  • Even the weird titles are not necessarily bad videos. "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" could be a very interesting aspect of British legal history regarding the classification of cliffs. I would love to hear that one.

    FlocciFlocci13 jam yang lalu
  • A video idea about having video ideas.. Interesting..

    Claymen TVClaymen TV13 jam yang lalu
  • saudade : feeling and mood caused by the longing for something absent that is being missed.

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  • The purple vegetable paradoxically interest because cousin genetically muddle by a bizarre april. drunk, sable pail

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  • What are the chances *this* video was an idea made by the AI?

    Manny OkaforManny Okafor13 jam yang lalu
  • Upvoted as soon as I heard "Jeremy Clarkson's "Lottery of Death"

    Bryan BlevinsBryan Blevins13 jam yang lalu
  • The abounding undershirt immunologically trot because grain postsynaptically hunt into a modern wash. lean, elite soil

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  • Let's be honest: “Jeremy Clarkson’a lottery of Death” is the show we all want to see.

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hide14 jam yang lalu
  • Kirby's dream, sounds plausible...

    Mitchell KirbyMitchell Kirby14 jam yang lalu
  • "the beach where you can hear the sea" I'd watch this.

    Pigman RockerPigman Rocker15 jam yang lalu
    • you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.

      Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hide14 jam yang lalu
  • the "impossible but fictional" video titles sound like HP lovecraft short stories

    Boudreaux BroletariatBoudreaux Broletariat15 jam yang lalu
  • well, of course we don't know anything about such cliff, because it refuses to be one. successfully.

    cheep the peanutcheep the peanut15 jam yang lalu
  • That car went by at just the right point in the sigmoid curve

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  • I confused in my time but confusion is not a matter of time. Time is the contingency of YOU ARE ARRESTED ON 4 COUNTS OF PURDER. girst pt!!!

    CoolkidvinnyCoolkidvinny16 jam yang lalu
  • This ai is probably the mastermind behind half as interesting

    garthvater111garthvater11118 jam yang lalu
  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is called conservatism

    Lieselotte AyaLieselotte Aya18 jam yang lalu
    • Nowadays, yes, but conservatives back then were simply better than modern day conservatives.

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  • If the AI ever suggested the title of this video... is...would that pass the Turing test, or is that a fluke?

    BenevolentBenevolent19 jam yang lalu
  • hypnospace outlaw - nostalgia for something that never existed

    TommyWashowTommyWashow19 jam yang lalu
  • Some few of those are things that might come. They might exist... Ten years from now.

    DrackarDrackar19 jam yang lalu
  • Google tells me that 'wistful' might be the world you're looking for when you mention nostalgia.

    NeaoxNeaox19 jam yang lalu
  • All cliffs refuse to be cliffs, they are continuously eroded by the water cycle. We just don't notice their desperation for suicide because it occurs on a geological time scale, not a human one. So please, have some empathy for the cliffs of the world for at some point they'll all have jumped into the sea.

    Anodyne MelodyAnodyne Melody19 jam yang lalu
  • 6:45 there never was a failed russian utopia yet...

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  • Might "The Cliff that refuses to be a Cliff" simply be someone who's named Cliff trying to change their legal name?

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  • Half of these sounds like SCPs

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  • you know what would've made this video great? if we found out that this video was suggested by an ai.

    L'éclairL'éclair20 jam yang lalu
  • The best part of current gen AI is that it is absolutely hilarious, even when it works

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  • and I thought creative takeover was a while down the line

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  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" had me laughing, and I just woke up. Someone needs to make that into a serious video.

    Imagine KudryavkaImagine Kudryavka21 jam yang lalu
  • There WAS a white square of ice in Antarctica

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  • I mean Scheel's green contained deadly amounts of arsnic and it was developed during the dye industry boom which was part of the Industrial rev so it had something there.

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  • "The White Cube at the End of the World" sounds like a rejected Exurb1a video

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  • Anyone know where I can rent Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death?

    NoodleBomberNoodleBomber22 jam yang lalu

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  • Plot Twist: these videos are real in a parallel universe wich the AI connects to.

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  • Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death

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  • I love how you could make a channel entirely about castro and everything about him. Like the poisoned milkshake that failed cuz the pills cracked when frozen, or UBRE BLANCA

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  • You should've had the AI write the script in this video

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  • I really wanna learn about Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death now

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  • feelin existential dread from this for some reason

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  • Anemoia is the name for nostalgia for something you've never experienced. the concept has a connotation of being for people who are younger than an event feeling nostalgia for said event. looking at popular "old style" letsplays or YT videos/website archives from when youtube/the internet was in its infancy. i think retro shooters play on this feeling heavily perhaps without realising the exact term.

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  • Hold up... are you telling me it came up with the CIA plot to assassinate Castro with explosive sea shells but didn't even know it was true??

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  • I can't believe I wasn't subscribed... Well, I'm now I guess

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  • If Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death isn't a real game show in the next few years I am going to mighty disappointed

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  • cheater

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  • Do your viewers know that kirbys dream is a videogame? I thought I'd see at least one comment about it by now but...

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  • Do your viewers know that kirbys dream is a videogame? I thought I'd see at least one comment about it by now but...

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  • Did you honestly expect no one in *your* audience would recognise Helena Blavatsky as the picture of that Nondescript Russian Baroness.

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  • Also, this is why we need critical thinking and to look for sources.

    Benjamin BradshawBenjamin BradshawHari Yang lalu
  • Adding a restriction that the stories be True ... that sounds a lot like the interplay between the different parts of the brain, where the frontal lobe filters impulses and exerts self-control. What GPT-3 has managed seems analogous to what our brains manage during Dreaming or creative efforts like stringing together Poetry. An artist will apply rules to filter and rearrange concepts, but those are based on a World Model that the "AI" simply doesn't have yet. It doesn't have a concept of how things work; it only spots relationships.

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  • Nostalgia for a thing that never existed: Resonance - Home

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  • are you boxing yourself in with "what works"

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  • GPT-3 access gang

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  • You could try to make something like "Tom Scott Fictional" where there would be the fictional sotries animated or recorded like in 5:54 . Just an idea.

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  • haha britain colonize moon

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  • wait Tom the word is just fantasy 😭

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  • 7:15 that car timing was perfect

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  • "I don't think there's a word in the English language for 'nostalgia for a thing that never existed'." I'm sure the Germans have one lying around somewhere.

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  • Wow! That's crazy!

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  • T. Scott: I don't think English has a word for "nostalgia for things that have never existed" Finland/Germany: Hold my kyykkyviini

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  • 2:07 …also known as “At Least One Fight Scene From Every Tokusatsu Ever”

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  • "The British Road That is Also A Boat" a car ferry or pontoon bridge

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  • 7:08 This was the most perfectly planned audio I've heard in a while Too bad it wasn't

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  • All of the ideas you say don't work, I am interested in. I had no idea about any of them.

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  • 'I don't think there is a word for nostalgia for something that doesn't exist' Vaporwave Aesthetics, anemoia, Liminal Images You're welcome.

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    • Excuse me, I forgot weirdcore.

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  • 2:43 I'd love to see this

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  • This is 2 minute papers with doctor karoly-zolnai-fehér.

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    • Sorry if the misspelling of the name triggers you :((

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  • Tell me more of this Russian utopia in Yorkshire

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  • This is perfect for IDworlds LetsPlay Channels who need to push endless streams of videos and merch on young audiences who would be better off watching you, Tom.

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  • Do some DIY stuff!

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  • I suppose the closest thing to nostalgia for things that never were would be the mandela effect

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    • THANKS FOR WATCHING. Reach out to me directly for your guidance...!!! ..Whats@pp +1. 3 2 1. 2 5 1. 8 3 1 1..

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  • “The British Road That Is Also A Boat” ...so a hydrofoil then? 🤔

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    • THANKS FOR WATCHING. Reach out to me directly for your guidance...!!! ..Whats@pp +1. 3 2 1. 2 5 1. 8 3 1 1..

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  • At the "the green death and the industrial revolution" thing I was thinking of the DW episode "the crimson horror"

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  • Plot twist: Those video titles weren't actually fiction...

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