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

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: eddie_corg
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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    3 dagen geleden

    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.

    • Captain Zork

      Captain Zork

      54 minuten geleden

      @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?

    • shireen singhal

      shireen singhal

      2 uur geleden

      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 !!

    • Rick Astley

      Rick Astley

      7 uur geleden

      Hi daddy

    • Sam Gerendasy

      Sam Gerendasy

      9 uur geleden

      drink more diesel Tom you'll get there

    • Alex West

      Alex West

      14 uur geleden

      If you ever come Wigan I’ll teach the history and show you round

  2. john john

    john john

    4 minuten geleden

    I know a white cliff it movedover

  3. raul maximo

    raul maximo

    7 minuten geleden

    these was absolutely genius!

  4. Azr


    13 minuten geleden

    Me in 2050: Memes are kinda stale these days what shall we do AI? AI: *Revive Francis of the Filth?* Me: *OREWA OCHINCHIN GA DAISUKI NANDAYO*

  5. theuncalledfor


    16 minuten geleden

    "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed"? Isn't that just vaporwave?

  6. David Gallardo

    David Gallardo

    23 minuten geleden


  7. Michael Vogl

    Michael Vogl

    29 minuten geleden

    So thats a good AI for Kurzgesagt

  8. JMUDoc


    39 minuten geleden

    Did the AI suggest the title of _this_ video? Because I think my brain would melt...

  9. J F

    J F

    39 minuten geleden

    "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed" is quite close to Hauntology!

  10. explogeek


    41 minuut geleden

    Anyone else noticed how the passing car was synced to S-curve?

  11. Christopher Molitor

    Christopher Molitor

    41 minuut geleden

    Kirby’s Dream Land. Seems like it pulled from the Nintendo playbook there.

  12. Mitchell Walker

    Mitchell Walker

    48 minuten geleden

    The pirate who wasn’t a pirate.

  13. Mr. Friedonia

    Mr. Friedonia

    59 minuten geleden

    Make a video about BrainFuck

  14. Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt

    Uur geleden

    ‘Nostalgia for a thing that never existed’ sorta like déjà vu? The feeling of doing something before or being in that same position when it never happened.

  15. Teenage Gamer

    Teenage Gamer

    Uur geleden

    I think you're looking for the word Liminal.

  16. Captain Zork

    Captain Zork

    Uur geleden

    @1:42: Why does something like OpenAI not allow you to give us the full list? What’s open about that????

  17. Dean Gully

    Dean Gully

    Uur geleden

    2:10 My guy just heard the sea 😮

  18. StarOwen


    Uur geleden

    Low-key wish I lived with Tom... like imagine coming home with shopping and hearing him talk about bit rate non stop? Maybe I’m just weird

  19. John Peat

    John Peat

    Uur geleden

    The AI missed one "The terrible kerning of the sign outside the village of Lofthouse" - you can have that one Tom ;0

  20. Alex Chow

    Alex Chow

    Uur geleden

    The Forgotten History of the British Moon Landing.... Hey, Lord Blackwood, iirc you've been to space, right?

  21. Pookage Hayes

    Pookage Hayes

    Uur geleden

    Isn't GPT-3 the thing that Google fired it's AI Ethics researchers over because they raised a bunch of ethical concerns over how biased it was?

  22. Pedro Jesus Carrasco Villa

    Pedro Jesus Carrasco Villa

    Uur geleden

    An industrial warehouse in the middle of nowhere could perfectly be a video

  23. V_Parker 123

    V_Parker 123

    Uur geleden

    7:17 haha perfect timing

  24. Edward Ramos

    Edward Ramos

    Uur geleden

    2:26 "The Green Death and The Industrial Revolution" Ted Kaczynski might be amused that a computer came up with that

  25. Quakkahs of Morpork

    Quakkahs of Morpork

    Uur geleden

    The white cube at the end of the world... Sounds like a museum about 4 miles from the Greenwich meridian...

  26. Henge


    Uur geleden

    Nostalgia for something that doesn’t exist? How about nonstalgia?

  27. Conker King

    Conker King

    Uur geleden

    Did it suggest 'Use AI to suggest video titles' ?

  28. FuZzy CurVe

    FuZzy CurVe

    Uur geleden

    Video idea , How was Wigan Pier moved from Lancashire to the West midlands?

  29. qaisjp


    Uur geleden

    Please could include a link to your prompt, so that we could try the prompt ourselves? (if you can share it?)

  30. Bald Gamer

    Bald Gamer

    2 uur geleden

    Wigan Pier is in Greater Manchester not the west midlands

  31. G R A I T H K I N G G

    G R A I T H K I N G G

    2 uur geleden

    "If I turn the temperature down too low, it just suggesting prank videos"

  32. Elijah Genet

    Elijah Genet

    2 uur geleden

    i'm actually hyped to see industrial warehouse in the middle of nowhere

  33. Epic Gamer

    Epic Gamer

    2 uur geleden

    7:14 is it just me or the car driving by at the sime time as youre raising the energy in your voice to convey what youre talking about is so cool.

  34. Biosquid239


    2 uur geleden

    The car at 7:12 was in synch with you and the graph, freaky



    2 uur geleden

    So it doesn't know why people like what they like it seems



    2 uur geleden

    This video was posted by gpt3

  37. Ben


    2 uur geleden

    It would be more incredible if the AI wrote THIS script

  38. Ben


    3 uur geleden

    But what if he'd asked for a script for this video about the AI himself?

  39. ryan kearney

    ryan kearney

    3 uur geleden

    Brilliant job, this is fantastic

  40. Mistry Man

    Mistry Man

    3 uur geleden

    If there's a quantum universe, then every single event happened.

  41. Pyromaniac


    3 uur geleden

    I’d love to see Jeremy Clarkson’s Lottery of Death as an actual show

  42. K K

    K K

    3 uur geleden

    I love toms face in the thumbnail!

  43. WorldNews92


    3 uur geleden

    The Russian Utopia in Holderness should be our equivalent of the Bielerfield conspiracy in Germany.

  44. WorldNews92


    3 uur geleden

    Fantazomalgia = from "φαντάζομαι, fantázomai" ("imagine") + "ἄλγος, álgos" ("pain") - "the feeling of not being able to return to something one imagined".

  45. charles UK

    charles UK

    3 uur geleden

    Hmm, that script/storyline creator would do a far better job than anything coming out of the Dr Who dept in the last 3 years

  46. Ehm Tea

    Ehm Tea

    3 uur geleden

    AI is perfect for conspiracy theorists to create a conspiracy theory by using something they are afraid of.

  47. Garrett Biek

    Garrett Biek

    3 uur geleden

    Kirby's Dreamland for the win.

  48. Goblin


    3 uur geleden

    You look young and old at the same time It’s confusing the part of my brain the processes faces

  49. Guido Haverkort

    Guido Haverkort

    3 uur geleden

    AI secretly said: "make a video about me🙄"

  50. HindSight


    4 uur geleden

    I don't know if the money from your own endeavours makes it not worthwhile, but you really deserve your own television show.

  51. polly klim

    polly klim

    4 uur geleden

    you know what? I'd LOVE to see some kind of badge or disclaimer for the titles predicted by GPT-3 for the upcoming videos!

  52. FlourishWitherDie


    4 uur geleden

    Working towards obselecense

  53. Joel


    4 uur geleden

    Should have totally done a full fictional video (like it was serious) and then the next video is the AI reveal.

  54. VainE9


    4 uur geleden

    What if the AI wasn't actually making up scenario's like the British landing on the moon or The Russian Utopia. What if the AI is telling the truth and this really happend, but in an alternative Earth.

  55. Sasuke Sarutobi

    Sasuke Sarutobi

    4 uur geleden

    Is Lofthouse twinned with Westview?

  56. CringeWorthy


    5 uur geleden

    7:13 dramatic

  57. GreySlasher63


    5 uur geleden

    SCP plot device machine

    • dolimi jotoo

      dolimi jotoo

      4 uur geleden

      Tell all the trump supporter why they should wear mask

  58. MaxMckayful


    5 uur geleden

    Imagine getting to be a researcher for Tom Scott. What a dream job!

  59. Rahul Ravishankar

    Rahul Ravishankar

    5 uur geleden

    "I generated more than a thousand of them" Is stealing just baked into British DNA ?

    • dolimi jotoo

      dolimi jotoo

      4 uur geleden

      Do a video about enunciation.

  60. Wooly Cow

    Wooly Cow

    5 uur geleden

    AI will truly be scary the day it tells a funny joke...

  61. xXfzmusicXx


    5 uur geleden

    This is by far my favourite video of yours so far, this is amazing

  62. DanNB1987


    5 uur geleden

    Tom Scott & GPT3 presents - Would I Lie To You? 😂

  63. cDayz


    6 uur geleden

    You could've asked the A.I what components would I need to build a working time machine?

  64. Beridot


    6 uur geleden

    Ah, so A.I Dungeon

  65. Carl Everson

    Carl Everson

    6 uur geleden

    Im curious why the company made their terms and conditions like that. Maybe some of the titles were bad, or they were worried about the possibility

  66. Benthicc Biomancer

    Benthicc Biomancer

    6 uur geleden

    4:12 so... um... is that in the database because the CIA been consulting GPT-3 for creative new ways to assassinate people?

  67. Volt64bolt


    6 uur geleden

    Make a second channel where you upload the less interesting ones, don’t fully edit it like this though, just a voice over of pictures

  68. World Peace

    World Peace

    7 uur geleden

    "Why planes are technically buffalo"

  69. EFDB Jon

    EFDB Jon

    7 uur geleden

    Wtf, is this real, what was the ai given as input

  70. Great White Games

    Great White Games

    8 uur geleden

    Sounds like a phenomenal tool for writing homebrew DnD campaigns...

  71. Scally


    8 uur geleden

    Anyone else can't hear the video?

  72. Mr Knight

    Mr Knight

    8 uur geleden

    Third lock down?

  73. JustKeith


    8 uur geleden

    Do a video about enunciation.

  74. get trigged

    get trigged

    8 uur geleden

    Tell all the trump supporter why they should wear mask

    • get trigged

      get trigged

      8 uur geleden

      I’m not up for a controversial fight rn so don’t even think about it

  75. Robert Headley

    Robert Headley

    8 uur geleden

    The only way most people can get a taste of GPT-3 is with AI dungeon, which itself is mind blowing.

  76. That One Dude

    That One Dude

    8 uur geleden

    If only it were Kirby's DreamLAND

  77. keverette


    8 uur geleden


  78. Spookay It's Me

    Spookay It's Me

    8 uur geleden

    Why not re-do some of the old vids? Surely there are some rattling around this channel that could use fresh/updated info or need a refresher for OGs or even for the new subscribers?

  79. scryptic


    9 uur geleden

    If I was a cliff that refused to be a cliff but couldn't be anything but a cliff then I would probably jump off a cliff.

  80. Brian Tennant

    Brian Tennant

    9 uur geleden

    "The Airport That Lands Planes On Water." Wendover Productions has entered the chat.

  81. Red Hood

    Red Hood

    9 uur geleden

    If you want an idea, I've been fascinated by the bolton strid as of late

  82. mecha_11


    9 uur geleden

    Grian that you? 4:55

  83. danen


    9 uur geleden

    animated tom scott is just so adorable i cantt-

  84. Sam Gerendasy

    Sam Gerendasy

    9 uur geleden

    The car passing at 7:16 was strangely in sync

  85. AGamingChannel


    9 uur geleden

    The Green Death and The Industrial Revolution is not a Doctor Who episode. However, it is remarkably close to the 11th episode of the 7th series of New Who, "The Crimson Horror," with it's reference to a color and a morbid topic. Funnily enough the episode does actually take place during the industrial revolution as well.

  86. Specterx0


    9 uur geleden

    "brand new, never before written sentences". laughs in library of babel.

  87. cocothedog


    10 uur geleden

    Why does animated Tom Scott look like grian

  88. Perry F. Bruns

    Perry F. Bruns

    10 uur geleden

    I love that when you show the sigmoid curve and say, "It feels like the world's changing..." and on "world's," a car zooms by as if on cue.

  89. avelmira


    10 uur geleden

    Fernwah- German word for longing for places you've never been (in existence or not, I supppse).

  90. Gareth Fairclough

    Gareth Fairclough

    10 uur geleden

    Tom quick one, it's not "AberFan". It's pronounced "Abervan". Because "Welsh". The F is actually a V sound. For the English F sound, we have our own "letter", which is indicated by...a double F. Because reasons.

  91. Uniphy


    10 uur geleden

    i liked animated tom

  92. blehmeh98


    10 uur geleden

    7:20 Woah, the sound of that car passing was perfectly synchronized with the technology curve!

  93. Zachary Wissinger

    Zachary Wissinger

    10 uur geleden

    The cliff identifies as a tunnel-less cave. How dare you assume it’s geographical classification.

  94. baylinkdashyt


    10 uur geleden

    Did you know that *I can see on your face* that you're telling fiction? I couldn't tell you how or why... perhaps some AI somewhere can figure it out. But it's just a marked as my being able to tell which accent is going to come out of Hugh Laurie or Yvonne Strahovski's mouths before they start talking.

  95. Jenna Gets Creative

    Jenna Gets Creative

    10 uur geleden

    The cliff that refuses to be a cliff sounds like something from a Douglas Adams novel.

  96. baylinkdashyt


    10 uur geleden

    Waitaminnit... That "aqueduct that runs through London"... Isn't that the place where the "Tom Baker in a boat" scenes for The Five Doctors were filmed?

  97. Eric Gulseth

    Eric Gulseth

    10 uur geleden

    That was awesome. The "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death" made me laugh out loud.

  98. Munk E. Mann

    Munk E. Mann

    10 uur geleden

    2:46 I really hope so

  99. kumaraguru subramanian

    kumaraguru subramanian

    11 uur geleden

    Plot twist: this whole video was an Ai script....

  100. Austin McCarty

    Austin McCarty

    11 uur geleden

    I mean, there was a Red Death in what seemed like London's industrial revolution in Matt Smith's time as the Doctor