Category Archives: Machine Learning

TechCrunch: We need a new open source model for AI and ML #openscience

It is not enough for the pioneers of AI and ML to share their code. The industry and the world needs a new open source model where AI and ML trained engines themselves are open sourced along with the data, features and real world performance details…” Read more:

Interesting paper: Deceiving Deep Neural Networks

The authors (Mahmood Sharif, Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer and Michael K. Reiter) of the paper “Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition” [1] describe a new class of attacks that target face recognition systems: attacks that are 1. physically realizable and 2. at the same time are inconspicuous.
The authors investigate two categories of attacks:  1.  dodging attacks (the attacker seeks to have her face misidentified as any other arbitrary face) and  2. impersonation attacks (the adversary seeks to have a face recognized as a specific other face). Their approach is based on the observation that Deep Neural Networks can be misled by mildly perturbing inputs [2]. More:


[1] M. Sharif, S. Bhagavatula, L. Bauer, and M. K. Reiter. Accessorize to a crime: Real and stealthy attacks on state-of-the-art face recognition. In 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016), 2016.

[2] C. Szegedy, W. Zaremba, I. Sutskever, J. Bruna, D. Erhan, I. J. Goodfellow, and R. Fergus. Intriguing properties of neural networks. In Proc. ICLR, 2014.