I've been working on a presentation about boosting video engagement using NVidia's Maxine SDK. When using MidJourney to create images representing faculty, I noticed distinct differences between male and female professors.
I first requested an image of a female professor without specifying age, and got a photo of a young professor recording a lecture in a studio with a green screen and audio-visual equipment.
It was more youthful than I expected. To get a more mature look, I added "middle-aged" and "office clothing" to my request, changing the orientation to 16:9. The result was a middle-aged professor in office attire, recording in a studio.
Curious about the gender difference, I then asked for a male faculty member with similar settings. The image showed a middle-aged male professor in a studio, suggesting the model might perceive male professors as older.
I removed the age specification for a male professor to test this further. It's interesting to see these differences.
Could this be a bias in the model, or just a stereotype of male professors being older? What's your take on this?