The best image-recognition AIs are fooled by slightly rotated images

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    The best image-recognition AIs are fooled by slightly rotated images


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    13 March 2019

    upside down dog

    When you look at it this way, the world seems odd to an algorithm

    Lori Adamski Peek/Getty

    By Douglas Heaven

    TELLING a yellow taxi and a pair of binoculars apart is so easy most people could do it standing on their head. Not so for an artificial intelligence: flip the cab upside down and it sees binoculars.

    This is just one of dozens of examples that show AI is a lot worse at identifying objects by sight than many people realise.

    The examples, compiled by Anh Nguyen at Auburn University in Alabama, raise concerns about the real-world ability of image-recognition …

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