Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Ways To Confuse Self-Driving Cars

Trust me, we have a loooong way to go before self-driving cars are going to be a day-to-day reality. I'd like to see a self driving car navigate my neighborhood that has a half dozen missing road signs (including 2 stop signs), no lines and construction everywhere.

The attack relies on the vulnerability of deep neural networks that have been trained to recognize signs, stoplights, and other road users using images from cameras mounted on self-driving vehicles. These systems can be sensitive to malicious perturbations—small, precisely crafted changes to their inputs—that can cause them to misbehave in unexpected and potentially dangerous ways.