AI doesn’t see the world like us which is why it is so easily confused



    13 May 2019

    Cats and dogs

    AI can easily be tricked into saying a picture of a cat is a dog

    John Lund/Getty

    By Linda Geddes

    Why did the machine think the turtle was a rifle? No, this isn’t a bad joke, but one of many recent examples of machines being tricked into seeing or hearing things that aren’t there.

    Artificial intelligence is easily confused by so-called adversarial examples and like many others, Aleksander Madry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had thought they were bugs that would disappear with better algorithms or ways to train them.

    But he and his colleagues have now …

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