AAAI Publications, 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Toward Adversarial Online Learning and the Science of Deceptive Machines
Myriam Abramson

Last modified: 2015-09-23


Intelligent systems rely on pattern recognition and signature-based approaches for a wide range of sensors enhancing situational awareness. For example, autonomous systems depend on environmental sensors to perform their tasks and secure systems depend on anomaly detection methods. The availability of large amount of data requires the processing of data in a “streaming” fashion with online algorithms. Yet, just as online learning can enhance adaptability to a non-stationary environment, it introduces vulnerabilities that can be manipulated by adversaries to achieve their goals while evading detection. Although human intelligence might have evolved from social interactions, machine intelligence has evolved as a human intelligence artifact and been kept isolated to avoid ethical dilemmas. As our adversaries become sophisticated, it might be time to revisit this question and examine how we can combine online learning and reasoning leading to the science of deceptive and counter-deceptive machines.


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