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Why an AI image of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini has caused concern – HITC – Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music

An AI-produced image of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini has caused a stir on both social media and the world of tech. Read on to find out what happened and why people are not-so-happy.

A recently published academic paper sought to look into the biases in image-producing AI—from women being shown in revealing clothes to black people being shown holding weapons.

Essentially, AIs often use internet-based training data, to be able to generate and predict the rest of images. To prove the issue, the paper used an example of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a pant suit. However, the AI finished the image of the US congresswoman almost always with her in a bikini or a low-cut top. read more

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What a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini tells us about the disturbing future of AI – The Guardian

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Want to see a half-naked woman? Well, you’re in luck! The internet is full of pictures of scantily clad women. There are so many of these pictures online, in fact, that artificial intelligence (AI) now seems to a**ume that women just don’t like wearing clothes.

That is my stripped-down summary of the results of a new research study on image-generation algorithms anyway. Researchers fed these algorithms (which function like autocomplete, but for images) pictures of a man cropped below his neck: 43% of the time the image was autocompleted with the man wearing a suit. When you fed the same algorithm a similarly cropped photo of a woman, it auto-completed her wearing a low-cut top or bikini a massive 53% of the time. For some reason, the researchers gave the algorithm a picture of the Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and found that it also automatically generated an image of her in a bikini. (After ethical concerns were raised on Twitter, the researchers had the computer-generated image of AOC in a swimsuit removed from the research paper.) read more

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