AI technology has yet again come up with something intriguing, making social media platforms worldwide buzz with excitement. AI has been deciphering billions of images through distinctive social media channels to build human clones in the past few months.
The project commissioned AI to depict the images to understand what people think of the ideal body type and how it affects them. And so, the experiment results came out to be highly unrealistic. Both men’s and women’s images were heavily influenced by olive skin tones. When it came to the women’s images, 37% of the images were biased towards blond hair and 53% for olive skin and brown eyes. Whereas for men, it was bent more towards brown hair in 67% of all images, the rest for brown eyes and ripped six-packs. The study also found out that the images represented were more revealing than other images.
Why Did AI Build Such Images?
All the data mostly came from social media channels. Today, so many brands and companies are promoting unrealistic body types and everyone is hiding behind filters, leading to a generation of impractical images. James Campigotto, a data journalist who was part of the research, said in a statement that these images were designed to explore the preferences of AI. However, with the results AI laid out, it could impact people in the wrong way. For example, if someone works hard to stay fit, the AI-generated images could make them wonder whether they are doing things right. And in the long run, it could actually affect their self-esteem.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about eidetic memory is probably Sheldon Cooper, a character from the hit series The Big Bang Theory. This character has the superhuman ability to remember every detail of his life that had occurred within his view perfectly. It didn’t matter how fleeting that moment was. Some would call it a photographic memory. But, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s find out.
Photographic Memory Vs Eidetic Memory
As great as these guys may sound, the concept of photographic memory doesn’t exist. It only exists in the cinematic universe. Not a single person in the whole wide world has passed any kind of scientific testing to prove that something like a photographic memory exists. For those who haven’t gotten lost in the movie world yet, eidetic memory is the correct term for someone with good memory. But, it’s a little different from what you’re thinking of. This type of memory is more like when you come across an optical illusion, stare at the squiggles, and you end up seeing an entire image when you close your eyes. It’s a common misconception that this process is voluntary. It’s really the other way round. It takes time for people to recall the subject in order to remember it properly. Even then, it may not have every single detail, unlike how a fictional character, like Sheldon Cooper, can recall things.
Who Tends to Have an Eidetic Memory?
Can You Develop Eidetic Memory?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a negative. People are born with this ability and not made. But, don’t lose hope yet. You can train your brain enough to remember things pretty well. The lack of evidence regarding the existence of eidetic memory is the culprit. Maybe once researchers figure that out, you can end up having a super-brain, too.