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.