The creepy Big Brother AI can find you in CCTV footage by stalking your Instagram

A Belgian artist has highlighted how easy it is to stalk people in an eerie way using public CCTV feeds.

Dries Depoorter has developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that matches people’s Instagram snaps with security shots.

The result is a series of snaps of people posing next to landmarks around the world.

Half of the image shows their Instagram post while the other shows them posing for the photo as seen through a CCTV camera.

To create the project, called The Follower, Depoorter, 31, began recording camera feeds that are public and broadcast live online.

This included 24-hour CCTV footage captured in Times Square in New York City and outside Dublin’s famous Temple Bar pub.

The artist then sucked up Instagram photos tagged with camera locations and used AI software to cross-reference them.

He trained the tool to scan footage for the moment each photo was taken, then combined the two.

A page on Depoorter’s website shows half a dozen cases where the AI ​​was able to match footage to Instagram posts.

The result is an eerie image that shows how often we’re being watched walking the streets of a city.

Depoorter, who launched the project on Monday, said his findings so far were made using data from just 10 days.

The software focused on Instagram influencers who have more than 100,000 followers.

“The idea came to me while I was watching an open camera and someone was taking pictures for about 30 minutes,” the artist said said Vice.

He plans to release more CCTV matchups in the future.

Depoorter focuses on topics such as privacy, artificial intelligence, surveillance and social media.

According to his website, his work includes creating interactive installations, apps, websites, games and more.

“If you look at all my work, you can see that I show the dangers of new technologies,” the Belgian told Vice.

“I hope to reach a lot of people by making it really simple. I really don’t like difficult art. I’m part of a new generation of artists working with technology.”

Last year, the artist made headlines around the world after publicly shaming politicians with the help of artificial intelligence.

His software scanned YouTube live streams of Flemish government meetings and tagged lawmakers spotted with their smartphones.

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Facial recognition technology was used to identify politicians who were distracted by their devices.

The results were posted on dedicated Twitter and Instagram accounts, which quickly gained thousands of followers.

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