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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    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. TheCatGoesRawr

        Best of luck

      2. Allen DeWitt

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

      3. 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.

      4. 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!

      5. Mutant Mutant


    2. CalebOfKartin

      When cars pass,bit sounds like someone entering a nether portal

    3. riloe

      I very well might start making a youtube channel comprised solely of Tom Scott-esque videos in which all the information presented is completely made up. Is that immoral, or funny?

    4. xproot


    5. Cherry Mosley

      Just subscribed

    6. chOLEsterin

      i would love to see Tom monologues an anime-uesqe video about the white cube at the end of the world omg

    7. mystwork

      Tom Scott / Scarfolk Council crossover when!?

    8. red apple one

      *the cliff that refuses to be a cliff*

    9. Absolute Pineapple Studios

      *T’noight on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death*

    10. GPAngel

      That script sounded so good you could just upload that and I'd believe you

    11. Ajc 7575

      Only a Brit would ask an AI to do something using please

    12. Ajc 7575

      Wait so does it take actual stuff from the web and style a title in a Tom Scott kinda way

    13. Penguin Imp the Insane

      So whatever *did* happen to be the video name it gave you hadn't put out at the time. Has it been since?

      1. ZakFR

        The video has been uploaded, it's the one titled "Why No-One Will Save Covehithe, The Village That Will Soon Crumble Into The Sea", if you haven't found it yet

    14. Mike ingrum

      I would love some of those not real stories! You should make a second channel devoted to it.

    15. TheCatGoesRawr

      Is it just me or does "rhe white cube at the end of the world" make anyone else think of the "Ice cube project"... I think that is what it is called... I think they were trying to find out more about Neutrinos? Likely not a video option. But really interesting and worth reading into in my opinion

    16. BMambeE 123

      The beach where you can hear the sea XD

    17. Matt B

      Lofthouse is about 30 minutes away from a village which was fully submerged following the building of Thruscross Reservoir, so the AI got so very close to being right

    18. Matheus Schaefer

      Jeremy Clarkson's lottery of death is something I want to see (also, Clarkson must be a great source of material for AIs). And I'd love to read the script for British Moon landings as well, because why Britain should stop at Earth when could conquer the universe?

    19. sophia s

      i feel like nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced is just... a wish??

    20. Little Speck

      There actually is a word for nostalgia for something that’s never existed! It’s anemoia

    21. Brindle Style

      anything worth doing once is worth doing twice

    22. Wensleydale

      I will give up my left lung to watch Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death

    23. An Account That Exists For Reasons

      "The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire" Had be wheezing, lmao-

    24. Marjohn's Musings

      That was fun

    25. Flynn Sloan

      Those untrue ones are almost all SCP ideas...

    26. Alan Burns

      I need a fictional Tom Scott universe channel.

    27. Deez Nuts

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

    28. Ciro García

      Animated Tom Scott looks like Grian

    29. floooooooooooooooood

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

    30. Renan Andrade dos santos


    31. 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!

    32. 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

    33. Iron Fist Dragon

      the traffic on that road has perfect timing

    34. SAU

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

    35. Adam Navigato

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

    36. Blue Loft Beast

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

    37. Water Sheep

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

    38. DaBeast34

      Cool drawings

    39. Ru Ok

      now give the AI the title "faeces"

    40. TVK - TheVeganKnight


    41. 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.

    42. Nathan Adler

      the face in the thumbnail tho

    43. Bandito Donburrito

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

    44. Johanthan Romero

      5:22 Thats just called the Mandela Effect

    45. 🎢 ZarStocher

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

    46. 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?

    47. kayf

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

    48. Javier Fito

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

    49. Skrollz

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

    50. JMUDoc

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

    51. sauved0

      It's like a spaceship for sharks...

    52. A real Human

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

    53. Twentydragon

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

    54. Qyda

      I really do want a Russian utopia in Yorkshire

    55. 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.

    56. Furkan10ky

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

    57. Redcharcoalaz

      2:19 this one sounds like a proper vid actually

    58. { 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

    59. Sam Valladares

      The next 50 years are gonna be weird and exciting!

    60. 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

    61. Paul K


    62. Adam Radford

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

    63. Gangle Man

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

    64. Rohan Industries

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

    65. 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.

    66. Frankie Sparkes

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

    67. 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.

    68. KAY B 14

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

    69. Fabian A.

      does sea air affect medical equipment?

    70. Chig Bungus

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

    71. Mr. Doctor

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

    72. Lonely Loner

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

    73. Some Asian Dude

      how the onion generates ideas

    74. First Last

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

    75. 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.

    76. Frances Marsh

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

    77. El Xabi de Siempre

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

    78. Rimothy Logbone

      5:20 Notstalgia?

    79. Chris_M1014

      AI is getting scarily smart.

    80. Ryan Seacrest

      post office railway? hello i am interested

    81. Shut Up

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

    82. 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...

    83. Braden Stone

      The airport where you can see planes

    84. dhava

      What I'd do to get my hands on it

    85. Stop Dying

      You can actually make a religion out of that.

    86. Alfons Muhs

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

    87. 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.

    88. 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."

    89. Yeetus Deleteus

      dang i want to watch those

    90. Ben Buckley Productions

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

    91. Xob

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

    92. 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.

    93. Жук Обычниик

      Looking like Grian

    94. arm

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

    95. Tactix

      That interview the A.I. generated is eerie af

    96. Riley Carpenter


    97. 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.

    98. MrY

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

    99. 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

    100. Goon124

      Sounds like this is a dramatic reading podcast in the making