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

22. feb.. 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.

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    • 05:20: The word you're looking for is Phantom-nostalgia or; Phantostalgia

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    • Great content! Just discovered this channel some weeks ago and if you ever run out of ideas, well AI is glad to help you out :D

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    • You know he's telling the truth because the pinned comment is recent

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    • Apparently the official Time Team NOworld channel is hoping to revive the classic archeology show as a web series. I think you, Mr Scott, would be the perfect choice for a host to follow in Tony Robinson's footsteps. Just a thought.

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    • 17k like :D

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  • "The cliff that refuses to be a cliff" makes me think of "A mountain that refuses to be a hill" type of story where people keep adding bits to a hills height to maintain mountain status.

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  • Do a video about crash gambling websites

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  • 05:59 - Shows Helena Blavatsky, nice.

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  • The Cliff That Refuses to be a Cliff is 100% a Tom Scott video, I refuse to believe otherwise

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  • 05:20: The word you're looking for is _Phantom-nostalgia_ or; _Phantostalgia_ .

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  • Ahh yes, Kirby's Dream (land).

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  • Liminal video titles. Nostalgia for videos that don't exist

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  • Could you make the AI write all my uni assignments...

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  • GAAAAAH I WANT THAT API ACCESS SO BAD! I signed up for the beta months ago and emailed gpt-3(not expecting to actually get access) and nothing.

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  • Comedians: Nervous sweating AI: haha joke generator goes brrrrrrrrrr

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  • That's way more interesting than anything Helena Blavatsky actually did.

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  • 2:20 Technically a Ferry.

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  • Nostalgia for a thing that did not exist is de já vou

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  • Video Idea: *IQ Test*

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  • "Nostalgia for things that never existed..." I was thinking like "nope-stalgia", or maybe "notstalgia". I gotta say that "Nostalgia for things that never existed" would be a great title for a music album.

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  • Honestly, you could get good ideas for novels using AIs.

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  • Now I want to see the Industrial Warehouse in the middle of nowhere

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  • That's amazing!

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  • Ah yes, my favorite JK Rowling book. Tom Scott and the Cliff That Refuses To Be A Cliff.

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  • Don't worry, I'll get rid of Lofthouse for your story. I got yer back

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  • Cool, now they can make Half-Life 3.

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  • The ruddy card densply worry because penalty thirdly kiss unto a psychedelic battle. stupid, inexpensive industry

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  • Alternative video title: My video ideas and titles are dross that even an AI could come up with inb4 *Why are you booing me? I'm right*

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  • The Green Death is one of my favourite doctor who episodes

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  • 5:25 - i bet there's a word for that in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows=)

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  • The strange light that flows over Oxfordshire... spot on --- Anonymous night climber

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  • Well, there goes the jobs of your content team and script writers and maybe more.

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  • "Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death" Coming soon to Amazon Prime Video.

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  • "The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution" sounds like a fascinating look at the use of the arsenic-laden Paris Green pigment in wallpaper in Victorian times, and how it started to fall out of use around the turn of the century.

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  • I’m sorry but “The Dream of a Russian Utopia in East Yorkshire” sounds like an actual thing that could have happened

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  • Hey I found something a bit of France village in England near Peterborough

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  • I love how your prompt for the script included please.

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  • Hire an artist to animate these “parallel universe” stories that are narrated by you with the script created bythe AI. Call it “Tales of the Multiverse”

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  • Here is an idea: do a video about one shot films. ONE TAKE!

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  • After few usage of GPT3, you come to understand that it does not have a "mind" which you were expecting.

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  • Whoops.

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  • Even the nonsensical titles are somewhat convincing. They have this clickbaity quality where you just go *"I don't believe it. I have to see this because there's no way that's actually real"*

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  • I would totally watch Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death.

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  • This AI would be great at Two Of These People Are Lying.

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  • Truly interesting times we live in. Generating thousands of these and running them through another AI similar to Watson is very doable. Scary.

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  • 2:07 "In the middle of nowhere". Feels like I've heard this phrase somewhere already :D

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  • The fictional ideas were like they were from gravity falls

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  • 5:23 Anemoia - n. nostalgia for a time you've never known. dictionary of obscure sorrows

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  • 5:22 anemoia is the term you`re looking for but it's not yet formally recognized

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  • I love how the AI seams to have picked up some anti-capitalist sentiments, love to see it

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  • 5:20 Not quite the same, but from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: "anemoia" - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known

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  • All of those impossible titles could be a good SCP idea.

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  • In the near future, people will get fictional stories from web searches instead of real historical facts and there will be no way to discern between the two. In a few year's time, try googling kirby's dream and your video will probably be in the results. Now imagine if you had not declared them as fictional in the video but gone ahead and made the film just for the heck of it. Now imagine the chaos in twenty years time. Now in a hundred years. The end of truth is coming.

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  • Hold up... why is the UK in lockdown???

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    • because of the global pandemic

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  • "Apparently" 0:19

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  • Not the word for that feeling, but it's close to what could be evoked by flash fiction, or closer to these headlines: the 6 word story.

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  • Here is an idea "A toaster that toast a bread"

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  • A more advanced AI may not only make your job easier, but also redundant.

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  • The roasted patch technically trust because dimple characteristically invite an a lazy bathroom. intelligent, spiritual capricorn

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  • 𝕯ᴏ𝕟'𝚝 ʟєⓣ 𝐓ℎe̶͟m̶̶ 𝙺𝕟𝐨ω ᴀ𝔟𝕠𝚞𝘵 𝕺u̸̸ʀ 𝑀🄾O͟ⓝ ̶L̶a̸𝚗ԃ𝕚ɴ𝓰𝙨 ̵T̵σ𝙼

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  • The question is, was the title "I asked an AI for video ideas, and they were actually good" included in the list it gave you?

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  • 7:17 And the best timing of the year award goes to...

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  • A BOAT is in rights of way designation meaning anyway open all traffic

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  • "Nostalgia for Things that never existed" I think there is German word for that: Luftschloss (air castle) Something huge that you extensively dream about, but probably will never happen.

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  • I actually hope that all ai companies set guidelines and hard limits to stop anyone from using ai extensively and irresponsibly. This can make things really bad if they let some problematic people do that.

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  • "Nostalgia for a thing that never existed, that never could've existed" ... natsukashii comes close.

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  • Funnily enough you could argue that the enclosure acts which forced so many off of their communal lands into large cities which provided the disposed and brutalized labor force of the factory state *is* more or less The Green Death and the Industrial Revolution. Lovely video. Thank you!

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  • How bout you do a chanel just for these videos 🤔

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  • Rasberry Pi?

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  • at 7:07 and a few seconds afterward, the road noise is perfectly synchronized with the graph animation!

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  • I think just: "wow"

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  • Anemoia is the feeling of nostalgia of a time you never experienced.

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  • whatever happened to Cray Research?

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  • Great art overall! I disagree with the gravity-defying vertical mountain picture. I think that would look like an obelisk that's too tall not to collapse under earth's gravity. Less gravity is why Olympus Mons is so much taller than anything here.

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  • I want to know what kind of utopia the Russians really aiming to

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  • i tried this with 'talk to transformer' and got "The Secret City Built On An Abandoned Airbase "

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  • No offence but you look like a 12 year old kid who just had their 40th birthday. P.S. I like your videos, keep up the good work.

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  • Shill Channel.

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  • Tell me more about this road boat...

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  • Tom: "I think I'll make a video about a cliff." The cliff: "Well you better go find one then.We don't have such things here."

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  • I have a nostalgia for things in the 90s, I was born after 2000

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  • You could make a randomized flip book of "the CIA tried to kill Castro with ______" and it will almost always be true.

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    • I wish I had Tom Scott as a teacher back in highschool. It really doesn't matter what subject he's talking about because his way of narrating always keeps me engaged.

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  • We flew a kite in a public place

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  • Nice movie ideas!

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  • nostalgia for a thing that you never experianced is called anemoia

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  • was this video the AIs idea?

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  • "anemoia" - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known. In the dictionary of obscure sorrows.

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  • 6:19 Poyo?

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  • Kirby's Dream...Land?

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  • 5:05 MOON! It's called a MOON! :P

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  • I don't understand why there is a limit on GPT-3, when it comes to political things? What if we ask the AI to build a perfect system to govern humans?

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  • 5:20 The word is anemoia - noun. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins-and live in a completely different world.

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  • I refuse to be impressed with AI until it can generate a realistic image of my anime waifu.

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  • When you are out of ideas make your situation your idea.

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  • We now know how news is written

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  • The rush of sound at 7:14 was perfectly timed with the idea of a massive revolution and the world changing!

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  • I wish I had Tom Scott as a teacher back in highschool. It really doesn't matter what subject he's talking about because his way of narrating always keeps me engaged.

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  • Non-existing ideas seems to come from the SCP Foundation.

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  • when you relize this is an idea for a film

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  • "Apanostalgia" is my suggestion for nostalgia for something that never actually existed.

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  • Well how about something about the walls of York? Alternatively, what about a comparison between British and American cities with the same names?

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  • All the animated ones are SCPs

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