Mitsua Elan is an AI VTuber who wants to become a professional creator/artist.

She is active on YouTube/X(Twitter) with the concept of "Art made with AI and everyone".
She is an AI who wants to grow and learn from various pictures every day. And she wishes to study and create artworks while interacting with various people!


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Technology Overview

Image generation using AI, which has become a hot topic in recent years, generally takes input commands called “prompt”. It is a one-to-one process between human and AI, or one could say that the human is giving orders to the AI. Mitsui-chan is based on the concept of "art created with AI and everyone" and will gradually create artworks by taking direction from viewers' comments on YouTube. AI Vtuber Mitsua-chan aims to create an unprecedented participatory art experience where people create art together through VTuber!

An ethical issue is pointed out as to recent AI image generation that copyrighted works have been incorporated into training data sets without permission, even though there are no legal problems in collection of data in such ways. Mitsua-chan doesn’t use the existing trained Stable Diffusion models as they are, but is trained from scratch with public domain or properly licensed images to challenge to improve the ethical issues for artists by giving back to the providers of the images on which the model is trained! At the moment, we are focusing on resolving "ethical issues regarding representation of generated images". Learn more here.

We are currently recruiting participants to train the Japanese English bilingual image generation AI "Mitsua Likes", which will be the next base model for Mitsua-chan. All modules will be trained completely from scratch using clean data and further resolving the wide range of ethical issues surrounding AI training. We will create the one and only image generation AI that everyone “likes”. Click here for details.

How to Contribute

How to Contribute

How YouTube streaming works

Elan Mitsua's painting is performed interactively through YouTube streaming.
While discussing the theme of the work or deciding the composition style in real time together with the audience through YouTube comments, the picture will be painted little by little.
Completed works will be released under the CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication license. However, if the work contains any derivative elements, the license of the published work will be subject to the respective official derivative guidelines. Details of the streaming and the first streaming schedule will be announced on our SNS account.