The best image-recognition AIs are fooled by slightly rotated images

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132214-100-the-best-image-recognition-ais-are-fooled-by-slightly-rotated-images/

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When you look at it this way, the world seems odd to an algorithm

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TELLING a yellow taxi and a pair of binoculars apart is so easy most people could do it standing on their head. Not so for an artificial intelligence: flip the cab upside down and it sees binoculars.

This is just one of dozens of examples that show AI is a lot worse at identifying objects by sight than many people realise.

The examples, compiled by Anh Nguyen at Auburn University in Alabama, raise concerns about the real-world ability of image-recognition …