AI tool detects politicians distracted by cell phone in meetings

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Artificial intelligence automatically publishes videos of lawmakers with smartphones in hand and even tags the user

A new system of artificial intelligence (IA), which identifies distracted politicians like cell, you can leave government meetings at the Belgium and maybe one day in Brazil more complicated.

The creation is by Belgian digital artist Dries Depoorter and was named “The Flemish Scrollers“.

Through machine learning (in English, “machine learning“), O software search and identify smartphones in Belgian government meetings and debates, broadcast live via YouTube.

The tool facial recognition helps to automatically identify which politician is holding the cell phone.

There is no way to be sure that the accused was really wasting time on some social network. He may be replying to an important message or checking his emails, but that doesn’t stop the AI ​​from automatically posting an alert: “Dear distracted @, please stay focused!”

The post is automatically published in Twitter and on Instagram with video of the legislator during the meeting and his official account marked.

The tool was officially launched last Monday, 5, so little is known about its impact on the Belgian government.

According to a website reporter The Next Web, the creator of Flemish Scrollers tends to make art focused on the theme of privacy which may mean that the tool was made to raise awareness about the AI surveillance increase.

When lawmakers become targets, they may be more eager to regulate guns,” suggests the journalist.

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