This is what the 'perfect' man and woman look like, according to AI trends now
Gentlemen do truly prefer blondes, and 'tall, dark, and handsome' are the features of an ideal man.
This is according to artificial intelligence tools that learn from the billions of images on social media sites depicting beautiful people.
The Bulimia Project, an eating disorder charity, asked image AI websites to produce the 'perfect' male and female bodies, according to what gets most engagement on social media.
Researchers from the organization found that the most desirable women had blonde hair, olive skin, brown eyes, and slim figures, while the 'perfect' male had dark, smoldering eyes, chiseled cheekbones and defined muscles.
A plurality of images generated showed blonde women with toned, slim bodies and tanned skin
Most images of the 'perfect' male showed men with dark hair and eyes and olive-toned skin as well as toned muscles and chiseled jawlines
The Bulimia Project tested Artificial Intelligence image generators, including Dall-E 2, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney, to reveal what the programs' idea of the ‘perfect’ physique looks like in women and men.
The AI work by scouring the internet for images that already exist and designing a new image based on those results.
Because they don't show their working it is unclear exactly how they came to their results.
But they are thought to take into consideration interactions with photos uploaded to social media, including likes and comments, as well as internet searches.
Nearly 40 percent of the images showing ‘perfect’ women were blonde, 30 percent had brown eyes, and over half had olive skin.
Almost 70 percent of the ‘perfect’ men had brown hair and 23 percent had brown eyes. Similar to women, the vast majority of men were olive-skinned and nearly half had facial hair.
DailyMail.com then put those attributes into Midjourney and asked it to create images of fake people. It returned images so finely tuned that they would not look out of