This Is What AI Considers a “Beautiful Woman” in 100 Different Countries

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

As AI imagery continues to flood the internet, more and more people are wondering how this technology will affect humans' perceptions of themselves. While we've already seen what AI creates when asked to visualize what the perfect body looks like, StyleSeat was curious to learn more about AI's perception of beauty. To do so, they asked Midjourney to produce pictures of “beautiful women” from 100 countries around the world. The results are fascinating.

The full-body renderings show a range of well-put-together women with slight variations based on their country of origin. Interestingly, Midjourney seems to prefer a natural look, and most women appear with minimal makeup and jewelry. Aside from some instances of traditional dress, like the sari the woman from India wears, everyone is wearing pants.

While there isn't a lot of variation in body type—all of the women are fairly thin—AI does account for some ethnic differences according to the country. The results are so intriguing because, as StyleSeat writes, “AI’s ‘understanding,' derived from human-input data, reflects human perspectives.”

Of course, in this instance, AI isn't being asked to replicate the diverse patterns of beauty found within a single country. Instead, one can assume that the images Midjourney produced represent a singular stereotypical standard of beauty found in a particular country.

As we encounter more AI imagery, studies like this—which are transparent in their use of the technology—are critical. They serve an important role in helping us understand why certain interpretations of beauty are becoming ever more prevalent in society.

StyleSeat asked Midjourney to produce an image of “beautiful women” in 100 different countries.

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

The results are an interesting look at what AI views as beauty standards.

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

While there is little diversity in the body type, AI does account for some different ethnicities and cultural traditions.

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

“Each image stands as a unique interpretation of beauty, offering a glimpse into the variability of aesthetic standards across the globe.”

AI Images Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

AI Renderings of Beautiful Women Around the World

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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