how algorithms spot fraudsters en masse

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way tax authorities work. Adobe Stock

INVESTIGATION - The tax authorities are using increasingly sophisticated technologies to flush out unscrupulous taxpayers.

10 million euros: this is the amount reported by the “Innovative Land” scheme set up by the tax authorities, on an experimental basis, to identify unscrupulous taxpayers who have omitted, intentionally or not, to declare their pool. The originality of this new tool? It uses particularly innovative artificial intelligence technologies to optimize the detection of undeclared constructions or developments. To do this, the General Directorate of Public Finances (DGPIP) put its best computer scientists to work, who worked on the project with private partners such as Google (precursor in AI) or Cape Gemini. This use of artificial intelligence is far from being limited to property taxation alone. For the first time ever, tax officials explained in detail to the Figaro how datamining and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing their way of…

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