Twitch has blocked a popular feed that created an ongoing AI-generated “Seinfeld” parody show for breaking community rules and making transphobic remarks. A 24-hour, seven-days-a-week show on Twitch called “Nothing, Forever” had amassed thousands of viewers.
The program included crudely drawn recreations of “Seinfeld” characters acting out scripts written using OpenAI software. The chatbot ChatGPT from the artificial intelligence startup OpenAI, which creates conversational text, has recently gained enormous popularity. The fictional “Larry Feinberg” on the Twitch stream is a parody of the show “Seinfeld,” which aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.
Additionally, the stream contains characters that are similar to the other well-known protagonists from the program, such as “Yvonne Torres” (Elaine), “Fred Kastopolous” (George), and “Zoltan Kakler” (Kramer), who hang out at “Larry’s” apartment and crack artificial intelligence-generated jokes.
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Similar to actual “Seinfeld” episodes, “Nothing, Forever” opens with “Larry” performing stand-up comedy before moving into his flat. On Sunday night, “Larry” made transphobic comments to open his stand-up routine. He observed that his audience wasn’t laughing and requested ideas for the routine.
In his stand-up remarks, he stated, “I’m thinking of doing a bit on how being transgender is actually a mental disease. Or how liberals want to rule the world and are all secretly gay. Or perhaps something about how transgender individuals are destroying society. But no one is giggling, so I’ll stop now.”
Visitors to “Nothing, Forever’s” Twitch page as of Monday afternoon were greeted with the following notice: This channel is temporarily disabled due to a breach of Twitch’s Community Guidelines or Terms.