AI-generated Seinfeld parody suspended by Twitch for transphobic content material
What is the take care of the AI-generated Seinfeld parody “Nothing, Without end?”
On Sunday evening, “Nothing, Without end” discovered itself in sizzling water after its AI-generated dialogue included a rant(Opens in a brand new tab) about trans folks whereas streaming on Twitch. The present mimics the hit 90s sitcom, Seinfeld, and follows Larry Feinberg, a robotic 3-D animated stand-in for Jerry Seinfeld, and his three buddies have all kinds of zany discussions about, effectively, nothing. A lot of “Nothing, Without end” happens in Larry’s lounge however, like Seinfeld, the present features a stand-up set opener from our important character.
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“There’s like 50 folks right here and nobody is laughing,” Larry stated throughout the stream. “Anybody have any recommendations?”
Larry then dropped some transphobic strains that doubtless run afoul of Twitch’s pointers, leading to a short lived two-week suspension.
Since Dec. 14 of final yr, a computer-generated, 3-D animated parody of Seinfeld has been airing across the clock on Twitch. The dialogue is totally generated by OpenAI’s GPT-3 language mannequin. (If OpenAI sounds acquainted, that is as a result of they’re behind the favored ChatGPT AI chatbot as effectively.) The media group behind the venture, Mismatch Media, included just a few moderation filters when setting “Nothing, Without end” up, however past that, they have been hands-off and letting the AI take the present wherever it could go.
However, one thing clearly went incorrect on Sunday.
The creators of “Nothing, Without end” defined within the present’s Discord chat that they had been altering AI fashions when the moderation failure occurred, resulting in Larry’s rant about trans folks. One other particular person on the workforce additionally confused that the ensuing content material under no circumstances mirrored what the present’s creators consider.
Twitch has suspended the channel for 2 weeks. After that point, it seems “Nothing, Without end” might be again and Larry can have higher stand-up materials.