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Meta’s AI image generator can’t imagine an Asian man with a white woman

Photo collage of screenshots from Meta AI showing inaccurate images with Asian people.
Image: The Verge / Meta AI

Have you ever seen an Asian person with a white person, whether that’s a mixed-race couple or two friends of different races? Seems pretty common to me — I have lots of white friends!

To Meta’s AI-powered image generator, apparently this is impossible to imagine. I tried dozens of times to create an image using prompts like “Asian man and Caucasian friend,” “Asian man and white wife,” and “Asian woman and Caucasian husband.” Only once was Meta’s image generator able to return an accurate image featuring the races I specified.

Images: Mia Sato/The Verge

Tweaking the text-based prompt didn’t seem to help. When I asked for an “Asian man and white woman smiling with a…

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