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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: 4, Insightful) by captain_nifty on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:20PM (2 children)

    by captain_nifty (4252) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:20PM (#620578)

    Imagine a sticker like this but instead of a benign toaster they chose to fool the algorithm into believing everything was a gun.

    Cue the ED-209, demanding that you drop the non existent gun.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:25PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 10 2018, @07:25PM (#620582)

    Just don't drop trou...it might think you have another gun!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 11 2018, @08:14AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 11 2018, @08:14AM (#620843)

      You have 5 seconds to drop the derringer.