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AI stalks influencers in the wild to expose horrors of high-tech surveillance

13/09/2022

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...
Influencers may 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. Credit: Dries Depoorter“The Flemish Scrollers” uses automatically tags lawmakers using phones during government meetings. For his latest demonstration of tech’s dangers, Depoorter analyzed feeds from open cameras, which offer easy access to images of public…This story continues at The Next Web
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