France Deploys AI Surveillance to Track Undeclared Swimming Pools, Takes €10 Million in Taxes



France is set to rake €10 million in taxes from homeowners after artificial intelligence surveillance software detected more than 20,000 undeclared swimming pools.

A Google Translate of an Aug. 28 article by Le Parisien aptly captures the spirit of the modern state of affairs.

“The tax authorities are rubbing their hands,” it reads.  The report explains that starting in October of 2021, nine departments of the government used “artificial intelligence software” to find 20,356 “undeclared swimming pools.”