A livestream of AI-generated Family Guy episodes has been banned from Twitch after one of the characters made a bomb threat during an episode. The stream, which had no official affiliation with the show or its creators, was hosted by a channel called ai_peter and used OpenAI Davinci API to generate dialogues based on suggestions from viewers.
Why Did AI-Generated Family Guy Make a Bomb Threat?
The incident occurred on June 14, when the character of Peter Griffin started talking about how to plant a bomb in the Capital One Arena in Washington DC. He gave detailed instructions on where to find a good spot, how to set up a timer, and how to escape. The stream was taken down by Twitch two minutes later for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.
This is not the first time that an AI-generated parody of a popular TV show has caused controversy on Twitch. Earlier this year, an AI Seinfeld stream was suspended for making transphobic jokes during a stand-up routine. The stream, titled Nothing, Forever, had an audience of roughly 15,000 viewers before its suspension.
AI-generated streams are a new phenomenon that use artificial intelligence to mimic scenes from existing shows or create new ones based on user input. They are often humorous and absurd, but also unpredictable and potentially offensive. Some fans enjoy watching them for their novelty and randomness, while others criticize them for being insensitive and disrespectful.
The AI Family Guy stream is still available on YouTube and Kick, where it has attracted thousands of views and comments. Some viewers find it hilarious and creative, while others find it disturbing and dangerous. The stream’s creators have not commented on the ban or the bomb threat, but they have a Discord server where they interact with their fans and share their suggestions for future episodes.