YouTuber asks an AI for video ideas, gets a surprising response

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YouTuber asks an AI for video ideas, gets a surprising response

British YouTuber Tom Scott has such a distinctive style to his videos that they can — and have — lent themselves quite well to parody in the past, both from humans and AIs alike. But for his latest video, Scott decided to use this to his advantage.

After getting access to OpenAI's GPT-3 text generator, Scott fed it a large number of his previous video titles to see if it could come up with some new and original story ideas for him. And after a few false starts with titles that were either too boring or nonsensical, it ended up nailing it.

"GPT-3 has a setting called Temperature, which is basically how predictable it should be," explains Scott in the video above. "If I turned the Temperature down too low, it just repeated existing video titles over and over back to me — too high and I got ideas like 'Jeremy Clarkson's Lottery of Death,' which I swear was a genuine suggestion that it gave me and which I assume will be coming to Amazon Prime next year. But when I got the Temperature right, it did actually suggest some real places." Read more...

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