Racial bias in AI models is something we’ve discussed before. Sadly, the problem seems to be persisting no matter how advanced AI programs get. A recent example from an Asian-American student proves this point. She uploaded her picture to an AI portrait generator, asking it to make her look more professional. Instead of formalizing her attire or something like that – AI turned her into a Caucasian woman with blue eyes.
Ever since AI became widely available and used in every possible app, we’ve seen as many of its advantages as drawbacks. One of those drawbacks is racial and gender bias, and increasingly popular text-to-mage generators aren’t free from it.
Enter Stable Diffusion Bias Explorer, a tool that lets you explore AI-generated images and the biases they contain. It’s free, accessible to anyone, and quick to show that both humans and artificial intelligence still have a long way to go before they get rid of deeply rooted stereotypes.