How To Fool an Eavesdropping AI With Another AI

How To Fool an Eavesdropping AI With Another AI
  • A Columbia University team has created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that effectively confuses eavesdropping tools that also use AI.
  • The new system used machine learning in a lab setting, but researchers hope it can be employed in real situations.
  • The system works far better than simple white noise to disguise conversations.

Can one artificial intelligence tool outsmart another?

Scientists at Columbia University in New York City think they’ve devised an AI that can effectively fool an eavesdropping automatic speech recognition system from transcribing your private conversation. So in the future, you may not have to worry that someone is using spyware to record your phone calls, or that your Alexa is listening in when it shouldn’t be.

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