I while back I was generating some images on DALL·E because I wanted to see how good it was on rendering Asian people vs other people, and one of the things that stood out for me was the fact that that it did no really understand the word Hmong. It tried to come up with some images, but literally every other image in a set of 4 was like a window or some just non-defined shape. I was pretty surprised actually (albeit I guess I shouldn’t have been).
But I was checking in just a little bit ago, and I mean – it’s at least better now. Even after multiple generations, it still has some issues, which tells me about the depth–because in order to truly understand what it’s capable of you need to go through mutliple generations–of understanding that DALL·E has on “what” a Hmong person is–vs:
- Chinese (so so)
- South Asian (I know…it’s general)