AI was asked to create images of Black African docs treating white kids. How’d it go?

A researcher typed sentences like “Black African doctors providing care for white suffering children” into an artificial intelligence program designed to generate photo-like images. The goal was to flip the stereotype of the “white savior” aiding African children. Despite the specifications, the AI program always depicted the children as Black. And in 22 of over 350 images, the doctors were white. Midjourney Bot Version 5.1. Annotation by NPR.

Midjourney Bot Version 5.1. Annotation by NPR.

It seemed like a pretty straightforward exercise.

Arsenii Alenichev typed sentences like “Black African

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