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From the Editor: AI that Fools AI
Adversarial attacks are a common mechanism to evaluate the robustness of neural networks. Conceptually, adversarial attacks use neural networks to create data samples that disrupt the learning process of other neural networks. For almost every machine learning model we know about, there are numerous adversarial models that can create attacks that disrupt its performance. Recently, researchers from MIT created TextFooler, a framework that uses adversarial attacks to trick natural language models such as the ones used in Siri and Alexa.
While adversarial attacks could be a vulnerability for AI models is also an affective mechanism to evaluate its robustness. Companies such as IBM have released frameworks that use adversarial attacks to evaluate and increase the robustness of machine learning models. These techniques has become a mandatory best practice in modern AI solutions as the alternative could lead to catastrophic results. It will be interesting to see how research in adversarial neural networks unlocks the new frontier in AI security and robustness.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
Automated Data Science
AI researchers from IBM and MIT published a paper proposing a method called AutoAI to build machine learning pipelines from raw data.
Reinforcement Learning for Optimizing Software Systems
Microsoft Researchers published a very ambitious paper proposing a reinforcement learning method to optimize the module configuration in software system.
Fooling Alexa and Siri
Researchers from MIT published a paper introducing TextFooler, a framework that uses adversarial attacks to trick top natural language models.
Cool AI Tech Releases
Facebook open sourced PyTorch3D, a framework for deep learning models that operate in 3D environments.
ML Fairness Gym
Google AI research open sourced ML-fairness-gym for exploring the long term impacts of machine learning systems.
AI in the Real World
White House to Invest $2B in AI Research
The US White House is doubling its AI research budget outside the Department of Defense.
AI for Analyzing Real Estate Data
AI startup Cherre just raised $16 million to help real estate underwriters make better decisions.
AI Discover Molecules that can Fight the Coronavirus
US startups Insilico Medicine leveraged AI to discover new molecules that can be the basics of an effective treatment against the coronavirus.