AI Creates Controversial Images of ‘Average’ Car Drivers, Sparking Debate.
An AI experiment has stirred up controversy by generating images of what it considers to be the ‘average’ driver for different car brands. These computer-generated depictions have left many drivers unhappy with the results.
AI image generation has become a popular trend online, with people using it to create images of stereotypical individuals based on their nationality or state. Now, someone has taken it a step further by feeding car names into an AI program (Mid Journey), resulting in a series of pictures representing the ‘average’ driver for each brand.
However, the generated images have faced criticism for their unrealistic aspects. For instance, the depiction of the ‘average’ Mini driver features an excessively orange color scheme, an oddly shaped hand, and a tie worn over the collar. Another image of the ‘average’ Toyota Prius driver shows the car and the driver covered in excessive pink fluff, including patches of fuzzy pink hair on top of the car.
Some drivers feel the AI’s interpretations are accurate, while others strongly disagree. One user commented about the Ford F-150: “I find the Ford F150 pic funny because the majority of Ford f150 drivers are suburbanites who haven’t seen a dirt road ever and most farmers avoid F150s because they actually work out to be shit pickups for farm work.”
On the other hand, the AI’s interpretations for larger vehicles received better feedback. The ‘average’ Mercedes G-Class driver is portrayed as someone who would travel to Dubai and spend the entire time taking Instagram photos.
Meanwhile, the ‘average’ Hummer driver is depicted as someone who has transformed their vehicle into a flashy and fuel-guzzling monstrosity. One user commented “The Hummer guy feels life a mob leader, but I can’t quite pinpoint his nationality. Russian or Turkish, maybe?”
Subaru WRX STI
Rolls Royce and Bentley
According to AI, Rolls Royce /Bentley drivers commands respect, appreciates the finer things in life, and enjoys the exclusivity and prestige that comes with owning such an iconic luxury automobile.
Tesla Model S
Many car owners would love to see more of what AI Art can generate for other car brand and model. I’m sure people would like to see other cars including: AMGs, BMW M, Nissan GTR, Golf GTI, Ferrari, Lamborghinis etc.
While these generated images have ignited passionate discussions among drivers, it is essential to remember that they are products of AI algorithms and may not accurately represent the diversity and nuances of real drivers. As AI technology continues to evolve, it will likely improve in capturing the intricacies of human anatomy and generate more realistic and relatable depictions.
Ultimately, this AI experiment serves as a thought-provoking reminder of the potential and limitations of AI-generated content, stimulating conversations about stereotypes and the complexities of human identity within the context of car brands.
Do you agree with the images that AI generated for the “Average Driver” based on the car brand/ model? Comment below…
Source: Reddit “The most stereotypical person to drive a…….”