Larry, Jerry Seinfeld's character, from "Nothing, Forever", a kind of endless episode of "Seinfeld", created by artificial intelligence (photo: screenshot, twitch.tv)
25 years after the series "Seinfeld" went off the air, it is "returning" in its strangest and most bizarre incarnation.
"Nothing, Forever" ("Nothing, forever"), is a kind of endless episode of "Seinfeld", created by artificial intelligence, which appeared in mid-December on the website twitch.tv, has been streaming ever since and is claimed to last forever.
The project describes the "story" - if you can call it that - of four characters - Larry, Fred, Yvonne and Keckler, who look like what would happen if the characters Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer from "Seinfeld" were sucked into A computer game from the nineties.
They spend their time talking about their lives and various trivial topics, from the quality of the coffee to playing Monopoly.
The AI script was created using the GPT-3 language model of the OpenAI Research Lab.
Another company is responsible for the technique of the voices of the characters.
involved in the making of this endless episode told the foreign media that it started as "
From the real "Seinfeld" series (photo: screenshot, screenshot from "Seinfeld" on Netflix)
The result so far is completely delusional.
So, for example, at one point Larry and Fred were seen in their apartment, with their bodies twisting in a strange way.
Fred, representing George, tells his best friend about his new partner.
"She's different from any other girl I've dated," he says.
"How is she different?" asks Larry's character, representing Jerry.
Then a recording of laughter from the "crowd" is heard.
Yes, this is a joke as far as the artificial intelligence is concerned.
The characters speak very inhumanly and look very serious.
The episode is full of long silences, like an old Israeli movie.
In between, Seinfeld's digital likeness is seen next to a microphone in a kind of stand-up club.
In one of the segments he said: "Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how hard you try, nothing goes your way? Yes, we've all been there."
Later, Fred says he plans to write a book about "how I got through the hardest times."
Larry says: "You sure have been through a lot. That sounds like a great story.
"I watched 22 minutes of the episode, to match the experience of a single episode of 'Seinfeld,' and I don't think comedy writers should fear for their jobs. I didn't laugh once," wrote journalist Matthew Cantor in the Guardian.
Watch twitch.tv/watchmeforever' target='_blank'>never-ending episode and judge for yourself.