How France is using aerial photos and artificial intelligence to find hidden pools and collect more taxes

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Many in France hide their swimming pools to pay less taxes.

The discovery of thousands of hidden private pools in France gave an unexpected boost to the European country’s tax revenue.

Thanks to an experiment using artificial intelligence (AI), the French tax authorities have discovered more than 20 thousand hidden pools.

According to French media, the discovery raised 10 million euros ($10 million) in proceeds.

The presence of swimming pools in France can force the owners to pay Basic Property Taxes Because it increases the value of the property, it must be disclosed to the treasury, according to French law.

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