These stickers make computer vision software hallucinate things that aren’t there

If you’re trying to fool an AI vision system in the future, then stickers like these might help.

For a long time, computer scientists have been developing special types of images that bamboozle AI eyes. These pictures and patterns are known as “adversarial images,” and they exploit weaknesses in the way computers look at the world to make them see stuff that isn’t there. Think of them as optical illusions, but for AI. They can be made into glasses that fool facial recognition systems, they can be printed onto physical objects, and now, researchers from Google have turned them into stickers.

A paper describing the production of these stickers was published last month, and although the work isn’t a breakthrough, it is a neat step forward….

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