Twitch temporarily bans 'Seinfeld' parody AI after transphobic remarks


A viral Twitch stream that produced an limitless AI-generated “Seinfeld” parody present has been banned from the platform for violating group tips.

“Nothing, Eternally,” a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week present, had change into a sensation on Twitch, racking up hundreds of viewers. The present featured crudely drawn recreations of characters from the comedy sitcom “Seinfeld” that performed out scripts created by utilizing OpenAI software program. OpenAI, a man-made intelligence firm, has change into wildly in style in current months for its chatbot ChatGPT, which generates conversational textual content.

The Twitch stream follows the fictional “Larry Feinberg,” a play off of the titular character from “Seinfeld,” which aired on NBC for 9 seasons from 1989–1998 (NBCUniversal is the mother or father firm of NBC Information). The stream additionally has characters that parallel the present’s different well-known protagonists, together with “Yvonne Torres” (Elaine), “Fred Kastopolous” (George) and “Zoltan Kakler” (Kramer), who sit round “Larry’s” residence making AI-generated jokes. Similar to actual “Seinfeld” episodes, “Nothing, Eternally” begins with a chilly open of “Larry” doing stand-up comedy earlier than the present progresses into his residence.

Previous to being faraway from the platform, the Twitch present appeared pixelated and low-quality — think about a low-resolution Jerry Seinfeld doing stand-up in entrance of a brick wall — that evoked a nostalgia for the early days of the web.

On Sunday evening, “Larry” started his stand-up set by making transphobic remarks. He famous that his crowd wasn’t laughing and requested for options for the routine.

“I’m fascinated about doing a bit about how being transgender is definitely a psychological sickness,” he stated within the stand-up remarks. “Or how all liberals are secretly homosexual and need to impose their will on everybody. Or one thing about how transgender persons are ruining the material of society. However nobody is laughing, so I’m going to cease. Thanks for popping out tonight. See you subsequent time. The place’d all people go?”

As of Monday afternoon, the Twitch web page of “Nothing, Eternally” confirmed guests a message: “This channel is temporarily unavailable because of a violation of Twitch’s Group Tips or Phrases of Service.”

Twitch’s group tips state the platform “doesn’t allow conduct that’s motivated by hatred, prejudice or intolerance,” which incorporates “intercourse, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation” amongst different types of discrimination.

A spokesperson for Twitch didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark in regards to the suspension.

“Nothing, Eternally” additionally didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

VICE reported that the crew behind “Nothing, Eternally” was pressured to modify to an older OpenAI chat-generating bot after the present model the present usually runs on failed.

A present workers member posted on Discord that the present was pressured to modify from “GPT-3 Davinci” to “GPT-3 Curie,” which led to the transphobic remarks, based on VICE.

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