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The AI that can STOP facial recognition:

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It could be the answer to the ever more invasive facial recognition systems used by Facebook, Google and others to try and identify you in every picture put online. Researchers at the University of Toronto have revealed AI software than can tweak your snaps so you can't be identified. They say their Instagram-like filter can tweak pictures so they look the same to human eyes, but disrupt machine learning systems used by web giants to identify users. Researchers from the University of Toronto have developed an algorithm specifically designed to disrupt facial recognition systems. The technology uses a deep learning technique called adversarial training, which puts two artificial intelligence algorithms against each other.


AI claims to be able to thwart facial recognition software, making you "invisible"

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A team of engineering researchers from the University of Toronto has created an algorithm to dynamically disrupt facial recognition systems. Led by professor Parham Aarabi and graduate student Avishek Bose, the team used a deep learning technique called "adversarial training", which pits two artificial intelligence algorithms against each other. Aarabi and Bose designed a set of two neural networks, the first one identifies faces and the other works on disrupting the facial recognition task of the first. The two constantly battle and learn from each other, setting up an ongoing AI arms race. "The disruptive AI can'attack' what the neural net for the face detection is looking for," Bose said in an interview.


Researchers develop AI to fool facial recognition tech

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A team of engineering researchers from the University of Toronto have created an algorithm to dynamically disrupt facial recognition systems. Led by professor Parham Aarabi and graduate student Avishek Bose, the team used a deep learning technique called "adversarial training", which pits two artificial intelligence algorithms against each other. Aarabi and Bose designed a set of two neural networks, the first one identifies faces and the other works on disrupting the facial recognition task of the first. The two constantly battle and learn from each other, setting up an ongoing AI arms race. "The disruptive AI can'attack' what the neural net for the face detection is looking for," Bose said in an interview with Eureka Alert.


Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed With Your Photos – The Ringer

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Google tends to throw lots of ideas at the wall, and then harvest the data from what sticks. Right now the company is feasting on photos and videos being uploaded through its surprisingly popular app Google Photos. The cloud-storage service, salvaged from the husk of the struggling social network Google in 2015, now has 500 million monthly active users adding 1.2 billion photos per day. No one is quite sure what Google plans to do with all of these pictures in the long run, and it's possible the company hasn't even figured that out. But in a landscape fast becoming dominated by artificial intelligence, data -- in this case, your photos -- has become its own reward.


Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts

Engadget

Facebook isn't just removing fake political pages to thwart election meddling -- sometimes, it's just about culling spam. The social site has removed more than a dozen "hyperpartisan" pages across the political spectrum after learning that fake accounts were administering the bunch. All of them had recently started spamming links to LifeZette, the conservative site founded (and still promoted by) Fox News' Laura Ingraham. These were not small outlets, either. At least several of the pages, such as American News and Truth Examiner, had millions of fans each.