There is No Algorithm for Truth - with Tom Scott

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    How does science get communicated in an age of social media?
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    In this Discourse, Tom Scott talks about science communication in the age of social media, how to be popular on the internet, and dealing with a world where view counts are often more important than truth.
    Watch the Q&A: mnclip.info/ZIv4tqJNuxs-%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE.html
    Tom Scott is a British entertainer, educator, MNclipr, web developer and former presenter of 'Gadget Geeks' on Sky One. He graduated from the University of York with a degree in linguistics. He has a popular MNclip channel with over 1.6 million subscribers and more than 325 million video views as of June 2019.
    In more than fifteen years of publishing on the internet, Tom has visited the High Arctic, passed out in a centrifuge, and somehow got three million people to watch a video about why the British plug is a great invention.
    This talk and Q&A was filmed in the Ri on 27 September 2019.
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

Thank you so much to all the team at the RI for inviting me! The memory of lecturing in the Faraday Theatre is going to stay with me for a long time.

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berry cat
berry cat

so much royal so institution and no word about adblock

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Bernie Williams
Bernie Williams

Bravo. That was superb. I love your work and yes. I agree with you. Or is that because I am old. ;)

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Capt777harris
Capt777harris

22:27 untrue. You cannot convince anyone with a video on any topic unless they are predisposed to believing.

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CandidDate
CandidDate

All for one and one for all.

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Miranox
Miranox

It's actually a lie that Youtube is a "great radicalizer". There are many example of Youtube doing the opposite. It exposes radical people to alternative viewpoints and thus convinces some of them to become less radical. The old media pushes this radicalization narrative simply because Youtube is one of their primary competitors. Old media's income is diminishing and they're clawing at their competition as retaliation.

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Alexander Mcpherson
Alexander Mcpherson

**gets 3 minutes in, wonders why this actually wasn't a recommended video for someone who watches Tom's videos**

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Leo Hao
Leo Hao

Is it just me? or does anyone else find it funny that The Royal Institution is literally RI

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Leo Hao
Leo Hao

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Lianne Abrahams
Lianne Abrahams

You're not supposed to be political. I wonder how many scientists in the audience are of white working class background. Probably, zero.

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Myles Los
Myles Los

-tom scott- _daddy_

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Mega Hera
Mega Hera

I want him to do speech in my college :"

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Milesy
Milesy

Somehow I am not surprised to learn that Tom Scott is friends with Dr Simon. Small world.

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吴文宇
吴文宇

I sometimes think blaming YouTube for sending you bad content is kinda...irresponsible. My homepage is full of science videos, gameplay videos, sometimes cat videos here and there. You get what you're looking for. YouTube just make it easier. And of course, you won't admit that you did anything wrong.

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1996Peanuthead
1996Peanuthead

Tom not wearing the red shirt is wierd but i chose to believe he might have one under the suit

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SpaYco
SpaYco

all of the recommendations of this video are from Tom Scott/Thoughty2/Vsauce and of course The Royale Institution

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Lucas
Lucas

I’m so glad someone was able to put into words how pathetic it is to be a “regular” on a big streamer’s Twitch channel. How can people spend all day chatting or donating or subbing just to get some attention from the streamer?

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Dirk Knight
Dirk Knight

Because they aren't getting laid by a pretty girl or they aren't being taken to dinner by an athletic guy, which is what they really want but can't have. :-)

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Ben's Pet Duck
Ben's Pet Duck

Dr. Simon Clark? I hear he has a PhD. Not that good at games tho, be he's a doctor. Did I mention he has a doctorate?

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Dirk Knight
Dirk Knight

No, you didn't. Please elaborate. :-)

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BluezZ
BluezZ

This is the algorithm trying to repair itself by recommending this

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Jacob Daniels
Jacob Daniels

This guy should have a youtube channel on intellectual topics or something!

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Herman Grove
Herman Grove

I hope there is a red shirt under there

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Chris Coul
Chris Coul

Great topic.

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Paul Donnelly
Paul Donnelly

"At which point the Nazi's moved in" I know it's wrong but that was a class statement.

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KroneYT
KroneYT

40:05 to 42:15 - This was easily one of Tom Scott's finest moments right here. He played EVERYONE.

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Laureano Luna
Laureano Luna

Brexit. Elitist, disgusting contempt of people's will and voting.

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Dirk Knight
Dirk Knight

You got Brexit now. What else do you want? A ribbon for having been stupid? :-)

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George Bacovia
George Bacovia

Oh, look! A Communist echo chamber! Who would gave thought?

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Wreck-It Rolfe
Wreck-It Rolfe

Even if Google had invented a system to seperate truth from lies, they would manipulate it for their politics and money.

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John Champagne
John Champagne

~21:18 The most efficient and fair policy for reducing carbon emissions would be to charge substantial fees to the fossil fuels industry proportional to how much carbon is extracted, then share fee proceeds to all people. Fees are high enough when random polls show that we are not emitting more fossil carbon than what most people think is acceptable. We can promote sustainability AND end poverty by charging fees proportional to harmful impacts on the environment, then sharing proceeds to all. Making prices honest (ensuring that they reflect environmental impacts) would promote sustainability. Sharing (a monetary representation of) natural wealth would end poverty. The two seemingly intractable problems of sustainability and poverty/disparity are related. One policy addresses both. gaiabrain.blogspot.com/2018/08/do-we-have-moral-duty.html

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Fam4RM
Fam4RM

Tom Scott's critique of watch time legit just dissed the whole Gamer community. Even his Top 10 being all males disses the Gamer community. Mans does not like games.

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Mariusz Woloszyn
Mariusz Woloszyn

AUC is NOT accuracy.

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robrobbins
robrobbins

I am a genius. Here is my algorithm for truth: if (booleanValue == true) { // do something when true } else { // do something when false }

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Angelo Gunther
Angelo Gunther

Love this content we need more!!!

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Griffin Hines
Griffin Hines

Idk who Tom Scot is but he looks like both of his parents are young Kathy Bates

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Baturalp Erdem
Baturalp Erdem

60 minutes of very inspiring guy talking about very critic subjects and me cant stop watching him

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Robert
Robert

An algorithm for truth, sensibly speaking and within reason, is ABSOLUTELY possible.

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Murrangurk2
Murrangurk2

For the record, I watch video game streams to check out gameplay and see if the game's worth getting, or in the case of e-sports, to watch technique.

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Сергей Семушин
Сергей Семушин

Just when you started citing the book at 30:31I immediately got bored and didn't paid attention. The best demonstration of what you told just before

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SurrealJC Games
SurrealJC Games

It'd be a huge problem if you had computers analyze spiritual concepts with tools that cant measure spirituality which deduced that all spiritual concepts are false. The computer would have no choice but to label us all crazy liars. And we're not. That would actually start a war between people who have experienced life and people who obey the machine. You'd just keep insisting its not real because you haven't seen it, and we'd just keep insisting it is real because we have seen it. nah .. computers will find out what to do with ghosts for us. IT said they already invented ways to talk to the dead decades ago.

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DSM 5D
DSM 5D

Hello Tom, while there is no "truth" algorithm, there is an NP-complete method for arriving at and checking ALL useful truths; it is up to the users to determine truth>usefulness, or vice versa. Shor's algorithm on a quantum machine with the sufficient # of qbits (or more) * in the correct entanglement configuration*. Look in on my yt comments for "Spoof of Concept."

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shurley96
shurley96

"Google etc. are essentially advertising companies" After he said that I immediately got hit with an ad for audible...

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Mountain Whale
Mountain Whale

14:56 I don't really believe that any more. Great talk as always Tom, but I think you're starting to take one too many things for granted.

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Ian J
Ian J

Fascinating.

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TigerAudioInc
TigerAudioInc

Biases exist for a reason. Stereotypes also exist for a reason.

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Khalid Syed
Khalid Syed

This was in my recommendations, fancy that

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A Hoel
A Hoel

The algorithm brought me here. I don't know what to think about that.

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Zanuka
Zanuka

Wait this is the guy that played that old ass game with that old ass dude.

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Caekplz
Caekplz

I think he falls kinda into the trap that all the techbros do as well. The conclusion is fine but he keeps talking about these problems as if they're epistemic and they're not, they're political. Nazis invading your platform is not about disinformation, it's a political problem that requires political solutions. And the tech companies don't want to deal with these political problems because it means taking a stance somewhere (which is bad for business). So they keep coming up with epistemic solutions for political problems (trying to patch things up with algorithms) and it never works out.

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Hari Seldon
Hari Seldon

"Imagine that a no deal BREXIT is a good idea" London audience laughs loudly. They're not laughing now....hehehehehe

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Hèlen Grives
Hèlen Grives

Maybe a good metric is how fast someone skips the ads. Reasoning: what is being watched is so interesting that one doesn’t want to be disturbed. Even so watching the ad till the end is a sign of engagement. Watching it multiple times is even better.

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Nova Void
Nova Void

I love that YouTube is finally starting to support long-form intellectual content. As much as I love short animations and cat videos, content like this is enriching and has a longer lasting dopamine hit.

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Sky Shoesmith
Sky Shoesmith

A stream of a videogame can show you really high level play, but sure.

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Emma
Emma

Sorry to bother you but Simon did his PhD at Exeter and his masters and undergraduate degree at Oxford. Thanks for doing an interesting and engaging talk!

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VontMan
VontMan

Much respect to Tom Scott!

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

online algorithms are just a way of Abusing people en mass. People who say there's no algorithm for the truth are the ones who haven't found it. And I have. And it's expensive. And if you just believe me you're just lying to yourself for the self aggrandizement. Oh smart you smart you hooray. When are they going to come around the truth? look to the source of credibility.

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

The climate isn't changing, the population is doubling… That's where the carbon comes from. people are idiots

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AYO
AYO

What are you on about?

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

it's like saying "we work really hard to make sure that when our machines run over people that we only run over people that we don't like that way it will be fair." Because here at Google… We try to use machines to hurt people rather than letting people hurt people that way people can hurt people with machines and not hurt people directly.

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

it's impossible for adroit people to comprehend that I have solved these problems already. Who are you? they say. Why should we listen to you.? When we already knighted somebody for your work.. they seem to say. Bright people are playing to my ego and never ask for help. There's no reason for a machine to do anything. Because I can look at it and tell whether I like it or not, and I figured out a way to leverage that over millions of people. So when you reach google tell them to call me.

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

i have invented a truth lever, permitting higher degrees of accuracy..among groups. Or maybe you would like to wait for them to carpet bomb London again. Perhaps that was a group selecting an individual to make decisions for them. So much for that approach. So which is it group decision or group choosing individual to decide?

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Timothy Sheridan
Timothy Sheridan

If there's no algorithm for the truth, then your opinion to that effect is nothing more than a coin flip. Would you like to change your answer?

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androkles04
androkles04

Oh boy, the irony of getting an ad just after Tom mentioned skipping double-ads to see them less. xD

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morphman86
morphman86

Looks in the comments... "Ah, there's my people!"

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Stan Lem
Stan Lem

I don't think I ever buy anything advertised on YouTube. In fact, why should I like a product which annoys me before the video I really want to watch?

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lukasloxn
lukasloxn

Fun fact: You did not search for this video.

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Cal Alaera
Cal Alaera

Nope, I'm working my way through the Ri backlogs :)

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