What Each Country Looks Like, According to AI
It's easy to think about countries in terms of stereotypes. For example, what do you think of when Italy comes to mind? What do you think the country would look like if it were human? We immediately thought of a chef cooking some delicious spaghetti, but maybe that's because we just love Italian food! Surprisingly enough, the AI had different ideas of what Italy would look like.
Because artificial intelligence is pretty objective, we thought it would be fun to see what it thought countries would look like if they were human. America, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Brazil — no countries were off limits. We even asked it to show us some countries you might not expect (and you might like the results).
Some of the results were pretty surprising, while others (like Brazil) seemed pretty spot on. We're actually a little impressed. However, we could see when the AI would lean into stereotypes a little harder than others. We never thought some of these countries would look so villainous, but here we are.
Still, we will let you be the judge about how the AI did! Do you think these are good representations of each country? What do you think it should have improved on?
Oh, my, my, my. The AI really went all out with this one. When we asked what Brazil would look like if it were a person, it came out with this stunningly gorgeous woman. She's everything we'd imagine Brazil is and then some! From her glowing bronze skin to her elaborate outfit — it's 100% the country of partying.
We know Brazil is more than just Carnival, but it's a huge part. That's probably why the AI threw in the feathers and leaves. This woman also sort of looks like the type of beauty you'd see in a Miss Universe pageant. Maybe the AI was a little more spot-on than we expected...
Is there anything more Canada than a mountie? Nah, there really isn't, and the AI picked up on that when we asked what Canada would look like if it were a person. It seems like the only thing that's really missing is him carrying around some maple syrup or maple syrup candy.
The flower in the hat is such a nice little touch and really represents the nature that makes up a large part of Canada — turns out it isn't all just Montreal and Vancouver! Why aren't bears more of an issue in Canada? That question will have us thinking for a bit.
China was a little surprising! The AI could have chosen the gravity-defying martial arts route that we all loved to watch from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but nope — it's all traditional from here. Guess it still seems to be inspired by a dragon, except it's a lot more fierce.
His intimidating stance, muscle-bound physique, and deathly serious expression combine to create a terrifying image that definitely lends itself more to an evil villain than a hero. The scar on the face doesn't really help much in that department, either.
What do you think of when you think of France? Well, the AI thought of this woman! We can definitely see some France in there, especially the vineyards part, where time seems to slow down. It really says "relax" in all the right ways. Isn't that what everyone wants in life anyway?
France as a person,naturally has a wine glass in hand, drinking some of the best reds in the whole world. She also has a pretty daring sense of fashion, which is also very French. Don't forget the sunkissed freckles and sultry look. We're loving this depiction.
Saying the AI interpretation of Mexico is creepy doesn't even really do it justice. This guy is super scary, and he isn't someone you'll want creeping up on you at night in Tijuana. Honestly, no one should be sneaking up on you in Tijuana because that's probably bad news for you.
We're not sure why it decided to make Mexico a villain-type, but he certainly looks scary enough to play the part. Gotta admit that the sugar skull incorporated into the art is pretty cool, even if it is the part that makes him seem the most sinister.
Is there anything more American than eating a hot dog on a summer day? Nah, there really isn't. At least, we think that's a hot dog. It looks almost like a chicken parm and a hot dog combined, which sounds like the most American food you can get (and it sounds delicious).
This girl does sort of look like someone you might see walking down the sidewalk, too. That plus the American flag in the background...we're gonna have to give the AI an A++ on this project. It feels spot on. The only thing she needs is a can of Coca-Cola.
America has long been seen as the land of opportunity and freedom. From the Founding Fathers to modern-day entrepreneurs, there's a lot to pull when the AI decided to create a male version of America. What would the male version of America look like? It would have to be someone who embodies the spirit of our nation in all its complexities.
The AI version of America is apparently a cowboy. He looks like he isn't afraid to step outside his comfort zone or stand apart from a crowd. Sometimes being a leader means you have to go against the grain, and this guy? He's definitely a leader — one his peers are happy to follow into battle.
Oof! Talk about creepy. This version of Pakistan is really terrifying. The look in his eyes says he's holding some deep-seeded resentment or malice. This person looks like he knows no bounds and might do anything. Yeah, this is going to haunt our nightmares from now on.
This version of Pakistan pretty much screams villain. We're wondering what the AI considered when it thought of this image. The deep set lines, the angry scowl, the furrowed brows — all of it screams that he's not gonna do something we wanna see.
Um, yes! This is a woman warrior. You know she's ready to kick some butts and not apologize. As the saying goes, she's here to kick butt and chew bubblegum, and she's all out of bubblegum! We also love these colors. They really represent the colors of the country, but we would have wanted to see a little more green thrown in.
Despite looking fierce, she's also stunningly beautiful like Congo. There's a lot to admire in the Congo from the rich fertile lands to the stunning waterfalls and lush greenery. This woman is definitely the representation of the Congo if we'll ever see one.
This Singapore is beautiful! She's someone who embodies the vibrant energy and spirit that makes up this nation. This kind of person has a passion for life, culture, and exploring new opportunities. Being that she's set in the city, it shows that business is an important part of Singapore. Still, this person looks like she values creativity and innovation.
Her outfit is also very Singapore. The beautiful flowers are delicate and stunning. It's hard to look away from such beauty! She looks like she's passionate about what she cares about, and that's something we can all agree with, isn't it?
Germany looks sca-a-a-ry! He exudes a cold, calculating demeanor. We get that Germany has a stereotype of not getting humor (or rather having their own humor), but this guy looks like an evil calculator come to life. He looks like someone that would manipulate and control others for funsies.
Seesh! The evil gothic castle in the background just kind of makes matters worse. We're not saying that this guy doesn't have empathy or compassion, but he doesn't look like he's helping lost kitties and puppies. This guy is definitely a villain if I've ever seen one — probably a bond villain at that!
When everyone thinks of Switzerland, you probably think of peace. Well, not the AI. It apparently saw Switzerland as a heroic and noble figure! No doubt thanks to the politics of the country. It's famous for its neutrality, but that's really helped the country stay out of major wars.
This solider looks like he fights for all the right things — human rights, democracy, freedom, and the right to express yourself. This guy obviously has a strong sense of leadership and probably values cooperation with others. That's an ideal version of Switzerland!
This guy looks like he was ruling over North Korea in the '80s, or maybe even some mean general that helps set the standards that all North Koreans have to live by — basically, he doesn't seem like a really nice guy, to put it bluntly. He looks like he can be bleak and almost robotic with how much he "cares."
Gotta say that this guy definitely represents the repressive government of the country. No real freedoms, no ability to express themselves, and only obeying orders...or risk the consequences. Saying this guy looks ruthless doesn't go far enough, in our opinion.
This one might be our favorite because it seems so spot on. This woman doesn't look too unlike Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II put together. Plus, it's like there's a little bit of Mary Queen of Scots thrown in there. Altogether, this is exactly what we'd think a representation of England would look like.
Then there's the flag shawl draped around her shoulders, showing a little pride for her country. She's also holding a nice cuppa tea. Hopefully, she doesn't spill it on her dainty lace collar! Dark tea will never come out of a white lace collar like that.
It's been a long time since anyone thought of Italy for being a villain, but apparently, the internet doesn't forget. The AI made Italy look pretty devious. It's almost like he's a mob boss that's ready to take down the competition. Then again, some of Italy's worst qualities have been synonymous with with corruption and political instability.
This could be seen in Italy's rulers, and this guy looks like he might have been the evil leader of Italy in some movie. Maybe someone should keep a closer eye on Italy before they take over the world like Dr. Evil tries to.
The AI making Russia look like some sort of dastardly villain didn't come as that much of a surprise. Russia is often seen as an antagonist on the international stage, but we can't say that it isn't warranted. The country does have a habit of being really shady.
This humanized Russia almost looks like it took some of the scariest rulers of the past and combined them into one. You can see a little bit of Vladimir Lenin, Nicholas II, and even some of Ivan the Terrible. Heck, is that some of Rasputin we see too?