AI Shows ‘Average Couples’ From Every Country And People Are Fuming

AI has been used to show what the 'average couples' from every country looks like and people have been left fuming.
Credit: Midjourney

Artificial intelligence has created the ‘average’ couples from every country, but the internet is not too happy with the results…

Recently, using cutting-edge generative AI developed by Midjourney, someone created images portraying the purported appearance of ‘average couples from around the world’.

These images have been shared on Reddit, and unsurprisingly, they have sparked disagreements among viewers who have found it challenging to come to an agreement on their accuracy or representation.

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So let’s take a look at what an ‘average couple’ from each country looks like below:


China AI Couple
The Chinese couple were shown in very traditional clothing. Credit: Midjourney

Some countries appeared to have a rather outdated style of dress.

“The Chinese one makes them look straight out of the 1500s,” comments one Redditor.

“The style of clothing the Chinese dude is wearing hasn’t been daily worn in centuries lol.”

According to another person, the AI had adorned the Chinese couple in traditional ‘Hanfu’ attire.

“It was the original clothing of the Han Chinese people, but they were not allowed to wear it [for several hundred years] so it somewhat died out,” they say.

“It’s been revived though.”


Average Cuban couple.
The Cuban couple attracted criticism. Credit: Midjourney

One person jokes: “So Cubans are all old and British people all dress like an Enid Blighton novel?”

Another laughs: “Average Cuban couple: old.”


Canada AI Couple
A few Redditors were taken aback by this Canadian man’s good looks. Credit: Midjourney

Canada – and certain other countries – enjoyed a more favourable representation.

One comments: “If this was what the average Canadian man looked like, I’d be moving to Canada right now.”

Another adds: “Yeah. The Canadian man caught my eye too.”

“The Canadian couple looks fun,” someone else writes.


Italy AI Couple
AI treated Italy’s couple favourably. Credit: Midjourney

The Italians didn’t look too shabby either.

“Italian seems very real to me,” writes one approving commenter.

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Average Norweigan Couple
The Noreweigan couple. Credit: Midjourney

One person critiqued AI’s depictions of women, writing: “I wish Midjourney knew how to make people, especially women, who aren’t super conventionally beautiful. It just gets kind of boring.”


Average German Couple
The German couple garnered praise. Credit: Midjourney.

“The German couple actually seems legit. I could swear I saw a bunch of people looking like that outside,” one Redditor writes.

Another agrees: “Can also confirm that I have seen the German guy at least a couple of times (in Germany lol).”


UK AI couple
The British couple is, well, rather posh. Credit: Midjourney

Well, it seems that the AI British couple is far from thrilled.

One person comments: “Yes the British one looks a little OTT. Not necessarily the people but the clothing and background are just stupid.”

Another says: “Those outfits are very 1940s. Also if we’re talking averages, making them red-headed is wrong as less than 10% of the population have red hair.”

A third writes: “The female is definitely a strawberry blonde but the male is a mousey brown which isn’t uncommon but yes, a dark brown is more common.

“I still have a much bigger issue with the 40s patriotic theme.”


USA couple
Americans seemed pleased they haven’t been represented as overweight. Credit: Midjourney

“Hey the Americans aren’t fat this time,” one person says.

Another adds: “Yay! no added overweight for Americans and Mexicans like you did the last time. We’re learning.”

In the ever-expanding realm of AI, it appears that some of the most prominent tech leaders are advocating for a temporary halt to its development, citing its ‘profound risks’ – probably not including Reddit frustrations.

Renowned billionaire, Elon Musk, has aligned with tech pioneers like Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak and Skype’s co-founder Jaan Tallinn in signing an open letter urging all AI training labs to suspend their work for at least six months earlier this year.

The letter reads: “Recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict or reliably control.

“Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.