Sir, place the turtle on the ground and back away slowly

Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2017 - 01:35 PM |
Tagged: machine learning, ai

Not to be out done by the research conducted by Japan's Kyushu University which led to the frog is not truck portion of lasts weeks podcast, MIT researchers have also been tormenting image recognition software.  Their findings were a little more worrisome, as a 3D printed turtle was identified as a rifle which could lead to some very bad situations in airports or other secure locations.  In this case, instead of adding a few pixels to the image, they introduced different angles and lighting conditions which created enough noise to completely fool Google's image recognition AI, Inception.  The printed turtle was misidentified because of a the texture which they chose, showing that this issue extends beyond photos to include physical objects.  Pop by The Register for more details as well as an ingredient you never want to see on your toast.

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"Students at MIT in the US claim they have developed an algorithm for creating 3D objects and pictures that trick image-recognition systems into severely misidentifying them. Think toy turtles labeled rifles, and baseballs as cups of coffee."

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November 7, 2017 | 03:15 PM - Posted by TurtleOnDownToThatTSAzzZanyProstateExam (not verified)

Damn those tortoise shell rifle stocks and pistol grips and now tippy the turtle rates a TSA strip search!

It's turtles of confused AIs all the way down to a nether regions TSA probe up the lower grotto because the pet set off all the alarms.

What's next that oyster shell tourist trinket box analyzed by the flight attendent's AI augmented glasses gets you a fighter jet escort and diversion to a military base. Poor Doris was only taking a selfie holding that trinket box to send to kanaster club pals and now it's this madness.

Holy Mother of Pearl, Batman! They want to search your bat cave!

November 7, 2017 | 03:57 PM - Posted by James

“Their findings were a little more worrisome, as a 3D printed turtle was identified as a rifle which could lead to some very bad situations airports or other secure locations.”

Or like, you know, *at* airports. Although I really hope no airports are using AI gun detection. If they are, then that would explain why the TSA fails to detect bad things when actually tested.

November 8, 2017 | 01:54 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

*in ... but thanks for the catch.

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