The Flemish Scrollers

Door: Dries Depoorter

“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.


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.”