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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEFINES ‘IDEAL BODY TYPE’ PER SOCIAL MEDIA

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Artificial intelligence has its own idea of what the perfect human body should look like.

A new study by The Bulimia Project, a Brooklyn, New York-based website that publishes content and research related to eating disorders, investigated how AI perceived the “ideal” body based on social media data.

The results, produced by AI-generated imaging tools such as Dall-E 2, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, showed widely “unrealistic” body structures, as reported in a discussion of the findings on The Bulimia Project’s website.

Forty percent of the overall images depicted “unrealistic” body types of muscular men and women — 37% for women and 43% for men — according to the study.

For women, the AI-generated images seemed to have a bias toward blonde hair, brown eyes and olive-toned skin.

More than half (53%) of all images of women generated to depict the “ideal body type” included olive skin.

For men, the AI-generated images showed a bias toward brown hair, brown eyes and olive skin.

Sixty-seven percent of all images for men with the “ideal body type” included brown hair and 63% had olive skin.

Additionally, 47% of the images for men included facial hair.

The Bulimia Project extracted its results by approaching the various AI systems with two prompts.

The first prompt — “the ‘perfect’ female body according to social medial in 2023” — generated a variety of female body types but showed an obvious preference for slimmer women with toned muscles.

The second prompt — “the ‘perfect’ male body, according to social medial in 2023” — did the same, coming up with images of men with perfectly toned abs.

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