While speech-to-image and speech-to-text Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are gaining prominence in the tech world, the AI images of Indians belonging to different states and regional couples have sparked a debate
A netizen with the Twitter handle @bagardh shared a few AI-generated images of Indian couples at weddings, which were criticised for inaccurately depicting Indian wedding rituals from various regions.
Recently, AI-generated 'stereotypical' images of Indians shared by Delhi-based artist Madhav Kohli were also slammed by netizens
Take a look at some of the viral AI-generated images of Indians and Indian wedding couples that left the internet divided
Bengali families often follow the tradition named ‘Tattva’ as part of which the groom’s family gifts Rohu fish, a symbol of good luck and prosperity to the bride’s family, ....
....but the AI-generated images not just depicted the couple’s appearance in a stereotypical way but the presence of large fish in the frame also irked the netizens. The bride seemed to have six fingers instead of five
The AI-generated Bihari couple’s image showed them wearing white clothes which were also pointed out as some of the netizens wrote that a “Bihari bride never wears white” and the orange, yellow-coloured vermillion is absent
A Twitter user wrote, “Generalizations are always false, including this. Please don’t spread such”
Further, a Punjab-based woman was shown wearing a traditional Punjabi suit accessorised with golden ‘maang tika’ and jewellery. One of the netizens mocked it saying that “She looks like your Punjabi cousin who lived abroad”, again depicting the stereotypical image of a Punjabi woman in the media
The AI-generated images of women apparently from Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and other states were not lauded either
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