The Flemish Scrollers, 2021

Automatically tagging Belgian politician when they use their phone on the daily livestreams. With the help of AI.

How does it work?

Every meeting of the flemish government in Belgium is live streamed on a youtube channel. When a livestream starts the software is searching for phones and tries to identify a distracted politician. This is done with the help of AI and face recognition. The video of the distracted politician are then posted to a Twitter and Instagram account with the politician tagged.

Software

The software is written in Python and is using machine learning to detect phones and facial recognition to identify the politician. The software started running on July 5, 2021. If there is no live meeting the software will check older uploaded videos on the YouTube channel.

Object Detection: Keras
Face Recognition: Keras
Twitter API
FFmpeg for video editing with code

Update 6 July 2021 2PM CET:

I uploaded this project 20 hours ago and never received this amount of reaction. If you want to follow what’s next follow me on Instagram: @driesdepoorter