Influencers inadvertently exposed the horrors of AI surveillance

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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.

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