How Much Food Coloring Can Your Robot Handle? An Intro to Poisoning Machine Learning Systems

Machine learning has lately hit the buzz word spotlight. Finding both practical and impractical applications in fields from neuroscience to information security to... ranking bachelor contestants? This talk will cover some of the basics of manipulating and evading machine learning systems of all kinds, including how to confuse some military or government surveillance systems. This will cover the most common and useful attacks, how to apply them, and how to defend against these in the future. This is useful both for testing systems, as well as understanding how to specify and build them.