Operação Serenata de Amor — Machine learning software monitors politician’s expenses

September 2016 saw the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for Operação Serenata de Amor (‘Operation Serenade of Love’). Aiming to combat corruption, the project uses artificial intelligence to monitor parliamentary spending, audit Brazilian politician’s personal expenses and detect irregularities. By February 2017, Operação Serenata de Amor had filed 629 claims, questioning expenses worth over BRL 378, 000. Operação Serenata de Amor is an initiative from the Data Science Brigade, a group of data scientists who want to use data to enforce social change.