Neuro-sama AI v-tuber Holocaust denial

Released: December 2022
Occurred: December 2022

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Neuro-sama is a virtual, Japanese anime-style v-tuber that is controlled by AI. The character 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.

First developed in 2019 and upgraded in December 2022 using a large language model, Neuro-sama's output has been found to be offensive and inflammatory, and has been caught denying the Holocaust and women's rights, amongst other things.

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

Neuro-sama developer Vedal says the character has a number of in-built filters, and that it's discussions are moderated. 

Operator: Vedal;
Developer: Vedal
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