Neuro-sama AI v-tuber denies Holocaust, womens' rights

Occurred: December 2022

Neuro-sama, a virtual, Japanese anime-style v-tuber that is controlled by AI, made offensive and inflammatory comments, including denying the Holocaust and women's rights

First developed in 2019 and upgraded in December 2022 using a large language model, Neuro-sama resides on live video streaming service Twitch, where it plays Minecraft and osu, a musical rhythm game, and talks to its followers via Twitch chat. 

Neuro-sama developer Vedal argued the character had a number of in-built filters, and that it's discussions were moderated. 

In January 2023, Neuro-sama was banned from Twitch.

Operator: Vedal987
Developer: Vedal987
Country: Japan
Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Engage audiences
Technology: Chatbot; Neural network; NLP/text analysis
Issue: Safety
Transparency: Black box

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Type: Incident
Published: January 2023