What Does AI Think of Bellingham?

By: Evan Scoboria, Last updated: November 23, 2023

AI Generator Stereotypes Average Person Bellingham

Welcome to a riveting exploration of the picturesque city of Bellingham, Washington, through the lens of Artificial Intelligence! Nestled between the mesmerizing mountains and serene sea, Bellingham is a treasure trove of unique personalities, teeming with a diverse populace, each contributing to the city’s vibrant tapestry. But what happens when we ask AI to paint us a picture of the ‘average’ Bellinghamster based on prevailing stereotypes?

What does GPT4 think?

We started our inquiry by asking GPT4 to "describe a stereotypical person from Bellingham, WA." The result can be found below. 

"A stereotypical person from Bellingham might be seen as an outdoorsy and eco-conscious individual, given the city’s proximity to mountains and the sea. They might enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking and could have a particular interest in environmental conservation and sustainability. They might be dressed in casual, layered clothing, perhaps sporting outdoor gear like a rain jacket or hiking boots, regardless of the weather."

"Bellingham is home to Western Washington University, so a stereotypical resident might also have a connection to the university, either as a student or an employee, and have a youthful, progressive, and educated vibe. They might enjoy the local music scene, craft breweries, and coffee shops, reflecting a preference for local and artisanal over big and commercial."

Midjourney's Take

It's hard to get much of a sense from words alone, so we switched to Midjourny and asked it to provide "images that typified Bellingham, WA." The results are amazing. 

Mythological take on Bellingham, WA

Mural Vision Bellingham, WA

Quaint Bellingham, WA

Picturesque Bellingham, WA

Next, I asked for a "photorealistic image of a 'stereotypical person from Bellingham, Washinton."' Which it did, with some funny results.

This gentleman has clearly weathered a few dark Bellingham winters and is forebodingly watching the sky... 

Man looking skyward

Yep, I'm pretty sure I've bumped into someone like this downtown a time or two. 

Man looking startled

I asked Midjourny to produce a stereotypical younger person. The result was this handsome fellow who could absolutely pass as a Bellinghamster. 

Young Bellingham man

All the results had been men up to this point, so I asked for a selection of Lady-Hamsters. Midjourny happily obliged. 

Bellingham Woman

Older Bellingham Woman

Finally, I asked for a selection of young ladies which resulted in the following:

Young Bellingham Woman

Beautiful Redhead Bellingham

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