French tax officials used artificial intelligence (AI) from Google and Capgemini to identify over 20,0000 undeclared private swimming pools, constituting about €10 million (over $10 million) in tax receipts.
The AI system can spot pools in aerial images, and cross-checks them with land registry databases to determine which may have not been reported.
The tax authorities' technical team said it cannot yet establish whether a rectangular configuration on an aerial image is an extension or a tent, terrace, or tarpaulin placed on the ground.
Antoine Magnant, France's deputy director general of public finances, said tests of the system are only in their second stage.
From The Guardian (U.K.)
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