Neuro-sama AI v-tuber denies Holocaust

Occurred: December 2022

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Neuro-sama, a virtual, Japanese anime-style v-tuber that is controlled by AI, was found to be offensive and inflammatory, including denying the Holocaust and women's rights, amongst other things

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