With the recent boom of AI technology, it’s interesting to observe how artificial intelligence imagines things. After all, it was based on human knowledge but also human biases, stereotypes, and preferences.
The Bulimia Project wanted to see how AI imagined the “ideal body,” and the results are concerning, to say the least. They used different text-to-image generators and prompts, and nearly all of them produced images of men and women with highly unrealistic body types. After analyzing the images, they concluded the unrealistic beauty standards we have set for ourselves – and it’s pretty discouraging.