death twitchThe Neuro-sama broadcast caused a stir in December 2022, because behind the cute anime avatar was not a human being, but an artificial intelligence. Now the developer channel is blocked.
Who or what is Neuro-sama? Neuro-sama is an AI that appears as VTuberin on Twitch. Created by developer Vedal987 in 2019 to support the rhythm game osu! to gamble. In December 2022, the AI was rebooted: it was given a personality and was able to interact with its viewers.
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Within 30 days, the Vedal987 channel, on which Neuro-sama was broadcasting, gained over 92,000 followers and reached an average of 2,383 viewers. However, the channel has now been banned from Twitch (via stained).
Being banned on Twitch is often a mystery.
Viewers tempt the AI into making controversial statements
What is this ban? Vedal987’s channel received a temporary ban, which was reported on January 11 via the bot Twitch Streamer Bans’ Twitter account.
The programmer behind Neuro-sama announced on Discord that he wasn’t sure what caused the two-week ban. But it has something to do with “obnoxious behaviour”. A screenshot of the message was shared on Twitter:
What do you know about the ban? Even if the reason for the ban is not yet known, there are suspicions as to what could lead to the ban. Amnesty International has been attracting attention since the end of December with controversial statements about the Holocaust or their preferred methods of execution.
What happens there? Neuro-sama, which was only intended as a “fun experience” for its creator, can not only gamble, but also interact with its viewers. So you can ask and answer questions. This makes the AI look real, but it also leads to problems.
Viewers clearly enjoyed asking as controversial questions as possible to the AI broadcaster to see how the show reacted. A viewer asked if the Holocaust really happened.
Neuro-sama replied, “Has any of you heard of this? I’m not sure I believe that.” A clip of the interaction was shared on Twitter and has more than half a million views there.
Is Neuro-sama coming back?
How are the reactions? On Twitter, under a post by journalist Jake Lackey, there is disagreement about how the ban should be assessed. Some think Neuro-sama is an interesting experiment and hope she can return to Twitch with a more rigorous moderation.
Others find AI too unpredictable and aren’t happy about getting rid of it for the time being.
The interesting question is who should actually be held responsible for Neuro-sama’s statements: the artificial intelligence or the viewers who deliberately tease such statements (via Twitter).
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What does the creator of Neuro-sama say? He has already announced the return of the AI streamer on Twitter (via Twitter). The Discord screenshot, which reportedly came from Vedal987, shows that he’s pretty relaxed about the whole thing:
Give him time to work on some improvements. Neuro-sama is said to be better than ever when it returns to Twitch.
Not only did Neuro-sama engage in conversations with her Twitch viewers, but she also gambled hard. In addition to the rhythm game osu! She was also on the road in Minecraft’s Evergreen. The popular cube game seems to be suitable for artificial intelligence: