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posted by Fnord666 on Friday November 29 2019, @01:55AM   Printer-friendly
from the fighting-back dept.

Machines' ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton University have found.

In a series of recent papers, a research team has explored how adversarial tactics applied to artificial intelligence (AI) could, for instance, trick a traffic-efficiency system into causing gridlock or manipulate a health-related AI application to reveal patients' private medical history. As an example of one such attack, the team altered a driving robot's perception of a road sign from a speed limit to a "Stop" sign, which could cause the vehicle to dangerously slam the brakes at highway speeds; in other examples, they altered Stop signs to be perceived as a variety of other traffic instructions.

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  • (Score: 2) by legont on Friday November 29 2019, @11:27PM (1 child)

    by legont (4179) on Friday November 29 2019, @11:27PM (#926176)

    No, AI's don't have human rights; not yet anyway.
    One can own, and once owned make, torture, and kill AI's as one pleases.

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  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday November 30 2019, @07:05AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Saturday November 30 2019, @07:05AM (#926310) Journal

    I'm not aware that having a driving license has been declared a human right.

    Indeed, it is possible to lose your driving license because of repeated traffic violations. I don't think anyone has ever claimed that to be a human rights violation.

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