The Stream About Nothing: Twitch's AI-Generated, 'Seinfeld' Like Show Gets Weird
Artificial intelligence’s take on a beloved sitcom is more than a load of “yada yada yada.”
“Nothing, Forever” is an AI-generated, “Seinfeld” like show on the streaming platform Twitch that’s set to never stop broadcasting.
The 24/7 show, which has been going since December, has grown in popularity over the past week as thousands have tuned in to watch the adventures of animated characters Larry Feinberg, Fred Kastopolous, Yvonne Torres and Zoltan Kalker.
As of Saturday morning, “Nothing, Forever” had over 131,000 Twitch followers.
The show plays out in a similar fashion to the TV classic: It includes stand-up sequences, laugh tracks and conversations among AI friends similar to Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer inside of an apartment.
The actual content, however, is more bonkers than its ’90s predecessor.
There is now a completely AI generated sitcom that's basically if robots tried to make a late 90's video game cutscene of Seinfeld that has about 15,000 consistent live viewers on Twitch collectively laughing at how weird and funny it can be pic.twitter.com/A98fcGf1fT
— The Serfs (@theserfstv) February 2, 2023
The awkwardness in every AI Seinfeld clip is the best thing ever. This is comedy gold. pic.twitter.com/nnoQONk5YY
— OAKZU (@OakzuTV) February 3, 2023
ai seinfeld is funnier than anything on tv rn pic.twitter.com/iM3JbfCEng
— matty (@daisy_pusher_) February 2, 2023
why is AI Seinfeld so relatable pic.twitter.com/yP7Mz0V7go
— big jim (@jimmynixx) February 3, 2023
the Seinfeld AI is becoming self-aware this is not a drill pic.twitter.com/H1zPO9Cnqa
— Al Sikkan (@AlsikkanTV) February 2, 2023
Skyler Hartle of Mismatch Media, the group behind the project, told Polygon that he and co-creator Brian Habersberger started work on their own show about nothing four years ago.
“We wanted to see if it was possible to build a new form of media — a generative show — with a lot of the tools and methods that were starting to take off, like machine learning,” Hartle told the outlet.
“We wanted to create a sorta surreal, eerie, David Lynch-esque ... show that could run forever as more of an art experiment than anything else.”
Check out “Nothing, Forever” on its Twitch channel.