This AI Can Tell How Long Politicians Look At Their Phones During Debates

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    During a debate, people in the room should be paying attention to what’s going on, especially during a political debate which could have the potential to affect the entire country. However, politicians are people too, and just like how we are distracted by our phones during work and during class, so are politicians.

    But how long do they spend on their phones? Is it a short period of time to tend to matters, or are they distracted because they aren’t interested in what’s going on? That’s what an AI called Dries Depoorter is trying to find out where during televised streams of political debates, the AI can scan the video and not only determine how long a person is staring at their phone, but who they are as well.

    The images and videos are then uploaded onto social media where they are being “shamed” for being distracted. However, to be fair, the AI doesn’t know why the politicians are on their phone. Like we said, maybe they’re multitasking other tasks while being present at the debate, so we’re not sure if it’s 100% fair to call them out.
    Source: ubergizmo
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    You're not from the USA, are you...
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