Nothing, Forever Jerry Seinfeld clone makes transphobic comments

Occurred: February 2023

Larry Feinberg, an AI-generated clone of Jerry Seinfeld on Nothing, Forever, was caught making transphobic statements on the show's Twitch stream, bringing the show and its makers into disrepute and resulted in a Twitch ban for fourteen days.

'I’m thinking about doing a bit about how being transgender is actually a mental illness,' Feinberg said in the show. 'Or 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’m going to stop. Thanks for coming out tonight. See you next time. Where’d everybody go?'

According to Vice, the Nothing, Forever team had been using OpenAI's GPT-3 Davinci large language model to generate content, but had to change over to its GPT-3 Curie predecessor after a problem with the Davinci bot that caused the show to 'exhibit errant behaviors'.

Nothing, Forever is an AI-generated version of Seinfield that runs all day and night and has gained thousands of viewers.  

Operator: Mismatch Media; Twitch
Developer: OpenAI; Stability AI

Country: USA

Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts

Purpose: Generate livestream show

Technology: Content moderation system; NLP/text analysis
Issue: Safety

Transparency: Governance

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Type: Incident
Published: February 2023