Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is facing criticism for potentially promoting racial stereotypes through the release of 50 images produced by an advanced AI model, each purportedly representing an individual from one of the 50 U.S. states.
Reported by TMZ, social media users have expressed their concerns, with many condemning the AI-generated images as problematic and racially biased.
One user on X (formerly Twitter) commented, "AI is already racist."
The controversy revolves around the perception that the AI model may be reinforcing racial stereotypes.
Critics have particularly taken issue with the image generated for Mississippi, depicting a Black man covered in dirt, reminiscent of derogatory historical narratives about Black individuals.
Several AI-generated images have also raised eyebrows due to inconsistencies and potential biases.
For example, the depiction of Florida has been criticized for its "reptilian features," which many find unusual and inappropriate.
Similarly, the AI-generated image for Alaska, portraying a "fragile-looking white girl," has faced criticism.
The representation of white couples with significant age differences has also garnered negative attention.
Another user remarked, "AI seems to think most husbands marry younger women, or these men don't age well."