Our beautiful, stupid, AI

Fixing society is harder than tweaking a few lines of code.

02 April 2024

He's very beautiful, even as far as AI generated humans go, with high cheekbones and a strong jawline. His dark skin glows with health. He could be a model or a movie star. The only problem is that he's wearing a German army uniform circa 1943, complete with a slightly mangled swastika on the helmet.

The hottie in question (or, perhaps, questionable hottie) was generated by Google's AI engine, Gemini. Like OpenAI's more famous DALL-E, Gemini will make you an image based on a handful of words called "prompts". In the case above, the prompt was something like "soldiers in German army uniforms from World War II".

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