This AI Reveals How Much Time Politicians Stare At Their Phone At Work (Picture)

 An AI system is being used to measure how much time politicians spend on their phones during debates and other televised government meetings. TNW reports.

Dries Depoorter is using AI to monitor YouTube videos of Flemish government meetings. When the stream starts, his software uses machine learning to find phones in the footage, and facial recognition to identify politicians using the devices.

Videos of the distracted lawmakers are then posted to the Twitter and Instagram accounts of the project, for a bit of good old public shaming.

The technology is part of the digital artist's installation entitled The Flemish Scrollers. It appears after two years have passed since the Flemish Minister-President, Jan Jambon, was caught tapping his fingers away to play Angry Birds in a government discussion.

Jan JambonDe / Morgen

The Flemish Scrollers shames politicians by tagging them alongside a video showing their excessive phone time. After calling out, the account will then ask the official to pay attention to the meeting.

And according to 9to5Mac the system only measures the time politicians looks at their phone. It does not provide information as to how the person is using the device. Thus, the shamed official could instead be jotting dot notes on their gadgets. Also, the activities on their phones could have been some urgent matter.

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