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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: 1) by fustakrakich on Wednesday January 10 2018, @05:51PM (1 child)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @05:51PM (#620541) Journal

    Oh no, you got it all wrong []...

    *are hashtags capitalized?

    Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 11 2018, @02:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 11 2018, @02:44AM (#620776)
    You should use a Trump mask and maybe #MAGA and neo-nazi stuff. The media has been rabidly trying to pin anything and everything on Trump. So there'll be a higher chance of the resulting stories being about Trump and not about what you actually did and who you are ;).