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Global Affairs offers ‘deepest regrets’ to ‘Inuit and Indigenous communities’ over AI-generated image – The Globe and Mail

December 14, 2023

The Department of Global Affairs is apologizing for posting a picture generated by artificial intelligence to represent an Indigenous woman on social media.

One of the accounts Canada’s Foreign Affairs Ministry runs on X, formerly known as Twitter, is called Canada in the Arctic.

Last week, it posted a statement about how the Canadian Arctic is home to 150,000 people “and more than half of them are Indigenous.” This was accompanied by a graphic featuring a woman with her face wreathed in fur and a scarf.

After The Globe and Mail contacted Global Affairs to inquire about this image, and mentioned some said the image featured on X appeared to be AI-generated, the department deleted the post.

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