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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 ese002 on Wednesday January 10 2018, @10:50PM (1 child)

    by ese002 (5306) on Wednesday January 10 2018, @10:50PM (#620695)

    Like a ski mask?

    Wearing a ski mask blocks facial recognition but will make you highly conspicuous. All the humans will be watching you and, likely, so will the cameras.

    A suitable adversarial patch might defeat facial recognition while still being inconspicuous to humans.

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  • (Score: 2) by fliptop on Thursday January 11 2018, @05:13AM

    by fliptop (1666) on Thursday January 11 2018, @05:13AM (#620807) Journal

    Wearing a ski mask...will make you highly conspicuous.

    It's also illegal [] in some states.

    To be oneself, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity