The Infinitely-Generating ‘Seinfeld’ AI Twitch Stream Has Been Canceled For Making A Trans Joke

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It really feels as though we’re entering a new — and potentially terrifying — age of artificial intelligence.

Ever since the introduction of ChatGPT a few months ago, the popularity of AI has seemingly exploded in recent months, with program AI art generators and text generators repeatedly going viral.

The latest instance of the potential of AI that’s caught the attention of the internet is “Nothing, Forever,” which is a never-ending, Seinfeld-inspired, AI-generated sitcom that’s streaming on Twitch.

Unfortunately for “Nothing, Forever”, though, just as it was beginning to achieve further popularity, it’s literally been canceled by Twitch (for now) after it made a joke about the trans community.

Here’s the joke that was said by Larry Feinberg, which is the series’ version of Jerry Seinfeld:

“I am actually thinking about doing a bit about how being transgender is actually a mental illness, or about how all liberals are secretly gay and want to impose their will on everyone. Or something about how transgender people are ruining the fabric of society. But no one is laughing, so I am going to stop. Thanks for coming out tonight. See you next time. Where did everybody go?”

As a result of the comment, Twitch handed the channel a 14-day-long ban.

In a statement, Skyler Hartle and Brian Habersberger — the creators of “Nothing, Forever” — addressed the incident:

“Hey everybody. Here’s the latest: we received a 14-day suspension due to what Larry Feinberg said tonight during a club bit,” the duo said. “We’ve appealed the ban, and we’ll let you know as we know more on what Twitch decides. Regardless of the outcome of the appeal, we’ll be back and will spend the time working to ensure to the best of our abilities that nothing like that happens again.”

The dialogue in “Nothing, Forever” is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model, while the direction of scenes is entirely generated through the AI platform, according to IndieWire. The show can also change “based on Twitch users’ feedback through the stream chat.”

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