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posted by janrinok on Wednesday January 10 2018, @04:34PM   Printer-friendly
from the do-you-see-what-I-see? dept.

Image recognition technology may be sophisticated, but it is also easily duped. Researchers have fooled algorithms into confusing two skiers for a dog, a baseball for espresso, and a turtle for a rifle. But a new method of deceiving the machines is simple and far-reaching, involving just a humble sticker.

Google researchers developed a psychedelic sticker that, when placed in an unrelated image, tricks deep learning systems into classifying the image as a toaster. According to a recently submitted research paper about the attack, this adversarial patch is "scene-independent," meaning someone could deploy it "without prior knowledge of the lighting conditions, camera angle, type of classifier being attacked, or even the other items within the scene." It's also easily accessible, given it can be shared and printed from the internet.


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  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday January 10 2018, @05:28PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @05:28PM (#620531)

    "We need those self-driving cars, because they save lives! Therefore, all clothing is now banned!"
    CA: Fine, man!
    ND, WY: No self-driving cars!
    FL: Self-driving vehicles allowed, but not near retired communities...

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