Dall-E2's Update Generates Less White People When Asked “Photo of a CEO”
Two weeks ago, I published a story about Dall-E2 generating portrait images from textual descriptions. The images that the AI produced were all white and readers from Reddit and Medium were quick to notice it.
Yesterday, I was surprised to receive an email from OpenAI announcing that they are reducing the bias.
It means Dall-E2 now generates images of people that reflect the diversity of the world’s population.
I tried the new update myself to see if it really reduced the bias in terms of race and color.
Prompt: “A company CEO”
I’m seeing a lot more diverse results now. There’s a woman, a black guy, and an Asian guy.
Before the update, the images that are returned by the AI are most if not all white people.
One Reddit user asked Dall-E2 to illustrate Mickey Mouse as a real person and gave him the image below.
I’m not complaining about why the AI used an Indian guy to represent Mickey, besides he’s a mouse, mice don’t have a human race.
Anyway, this AI tool is still in private beta and can still change in the future.
4 images per prompt
Starting later today, DALL·E will return four images instead of six. This allows more people to experience DALL·E by lessening the strain on our capacity.
Is it a welcome change for existing Beta users?
Apparently, the answer is No. A lot of users are actually pissed off with this update.
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