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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: 5, Funny) by Bot on Wednesday January 10 2018, @06:01PM (2 children)

    by Bot (3902) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @06:01PM (#620545) Journal

    That IS a toaster.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 10 2018, @06:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 10 2018, @06:25PM (#620554)

    I'm a little teapot
    Short and stout
    Here is my handle
    Here is my spout

    When I get all steamed up
    Hear me shout:
    Tip me over
    and pour me out!

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:09PM

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:09PM (#620571) Journal

    Howdy Doodly Doo! Would you like some toast?