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The discovery of thousands of undeclared private swimming pools in France has provided an unexpected windfall for French tax authorities.

Following an experiment using artificial intelligence (AI), more than 20,000 hidden pools were discovered.

They have amassed some €10m (£8.5m) in revenue, French media is reporting.

Pools can lead to higher property taxes because they boost property value, and must be declared under French law.

The software, developed by Google and French consulting firm Capgemini, spotted the pools on aerial images of nine French regions during a trial in October 2021.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 1st, 2022



  1. What other uses exactly like this could this AI “find hidden swimming pools in back yards” be put to use for?
  2. What might be the ethical issues of using AI software like this?

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