It seems AI image generators still have a diversity problem

One of the supposed benefits of AI image generators is that they can create anything. We can let our imagination run wild creating images of the most surreal scenes we could think of. Only they can't. Generative AI is limited by its training data, and image generators are still sometimes unable to create surprisingly simple requests.

Mia Sato, a writer at The Verge, has reported that she tried to get Meta's AI image generator to create an image of an Asian man with a white woman. And she came up against a consistent case of 'AI says no'. Despite using text prompts, including phrases such as 'white woman' and 'Caucasian woman', the text-to-image tool would only produce images of an Asian couple.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.