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The French authorities intend to use drones for a reason that is not at stake.

 

According to the General Directorate of Finance, thanks to analysis of aerial and satellite images using artificial intelligence



French authorities intend to use drones throughout the country, to track unauthorized or incorrectly registered swimming pools and annex buildings and fine their owners.


  • According to the newspaper Les Echos, in 2021, such an experiment was conducted in nine sections of the European part of the country.
  • According to the General Directorate of Finance, thanks to analysis of aerial and satellite images using artificial intelligence
  • it was possible to identify about 20 thousand assemblies that were not designed according to the rules.


As a result of the experience, the authorities were able to provide the budget with approximately Euro10 million, including Euro5.


  • 7 million from the payment of previously unpaid fees and Euro4.1 million in property taxes for 2022.
  • The practice is scheduled to extend to other departments in the European part of the country from September 2022.
  • The Directorate General of Finance considers the indicators achieved in 2022 to be successful and assumes that from 2023
  • owing to the direct increase in tax revenues, domestic budgets will grow by approximately Euro40 million.


Euro24 million has been allocated from the State budget for the implementation of this programme for the period from 2021 to 2023. The authorities anticipate that it will "become profitable from the second year of operation". The program was developed in collaboration with French consulting firm Capgemini, which specializes in digital projects, and with US company Google.





With dung and stones. French farmers protest government ban on irrigation due to drought


Farmers threw quantities of livestock dung and stones on the street near the southern French city of Lovigan, protesting against the government's irrigation ban due to water shortages caused by the drought.