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#Influencers inadvertently exposed the horrors of AI surveillance

“Influencers inadvertently exposed the horrors of AI surveillance”

Influencers may crave attention by “occupation,” but a new AIexperiment shows they can’t always control their admirers’ gazes.

Dubbed “The Follower,” the project tracks Instagrammers in the wild. In the process, it offers a glimpse at the terrifying capabilities of automated surveillance.

The experiment is the brainchild of Dries Depoorter, a Belgian artist who previously caught our attention by monitoring politicians using phones at work.

Dries Depoorter's project automatically tags Belgian politician when they use their phone on the daily livestreams.
Credit: Dries Depoorter