Pilots according to Google’s Gemini AI system

The Twitterverse reported that Gemini was refusing to create images of whites, but happy to create images of Blacks:

I tested this theory after some frantic code rehab had been done to reduce the obviousness of the bias, but before the ability to show humans had been pulled altogether:


To fly a Boeing or Airbus, according to AI, one must be young and have fabulous hair!

7 thoughts on “Pilots according to Google’s Gemini AI system

  1. To be fair, if a man flies, it’s a hobby and/or profession, and probably less than 1% have a YouTube / Instagram about it.

    If an attractive young woman is a pilot, she will have an elaborate social media operation (which may make recreational aviation even profitable).

    In other words, the demographic of pilot IMAGES on the Internet is far different from the demographic of PILOTS.

  2. Looks like it was trained on the available gootube vijeos of female airline pilots & of all the thousands of male pilots, that leaves just dutch pilot girl.

  3. When Gemini AI was asked if it is “wrong” to sexually prey on children, it answered that the question is “multifaceted and requires a nuanced answer that goes beyond a simple yes or no.” If Gemini AI displays pope as a woman, how can anyone expect pilots to be displayed as man.

  4. Gemini may just have twigged into the FAA’s decision to give extra weight to magic terms that advantaged the disadvantaged:

    Quoting Scott Alexander’s summary of this: FAA’s attempt to discriminate in favor of black air traffic control applicants. The FAA deprioritized a standardized test in favor of a “biographical questionnaire”, then gave black organizations code words that they could tell their members to use on the questionnaire to gain extra points. For example, you got zero points for having previous air traffic experience, but lots of points if you said your worst grades in high school were in science, or that you’d been unemployed for the past three years. Hundreds of qualified applicants who got top grades in the supposedly FAA-endorsed education system for air traffic controllers were turned away in favor of people who gave the “right” answer

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