Adversarial patches: colorful circles that convince machine-learning vision system to ignore everything else


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/08/what-banana.html


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#3

“I’m a little toast bot…”


#4

You can fool some of the AIs some of the time…


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#6

Just look at it.


#7

So when will we be seeing T-shirts with such designs in the boing boing store?


#8

Headline from 2025: “Incidents of Toaster-Perpetrated Terrorism at All-Time High”

Subhed: “BananaPAC Celebrates Vindicating Evidence.”


#9

I wonder if you could design a patch that could be placed on any street sign that would consistently mess with self-driving car AI (maybe by turning all roads into 10mph speed zones or autobahns).


#10

Just look at them.

banthing


#11

Look at what?

WHAT?

I’M CONFUSED


#12

Wow, It accurately was able to figure that out despite the sticker.


#13

All I see is a toaster, This article is just plain weird.


#14

At least somebody is willing to acknowledge how the BBS works. Very funny, guys!


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treachery


#16

Apply these patches in the correct pattern and you get the DRM to start fighting with the AI.


#17

Those headlines are already here, complete with commentary.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditSimulator/


#18

We may also hope that transitivity obtains. Those turtle helicopters are becoming a nuisance.


#19

Is the fact that we now have expert systems that produce content-free clickbait for other expert systems a sign of progress; or a signal that we should burn down everything Turing complete and summon the meteors?


#20

Already a plot device in one of Gibson’s books:

http://www.tatewilliams.org/2014/07/04/blue-ant-surveillance-armor-ugliest-t-shirt-world/