One of the biggest obstacles to the confidence-inspiring use of deep neural networks in production (like, for instance, in autonomous vehicles) are adversarial attacks. An enemy attack usually consists of a carefully crafted sensor input to distort the prediction of the network. Recently, researchers succeeded in deceiving popular vision networks with physical objects. For example, MIT researchers used a 3D printer to create a turtle that was classified as a rifle from any angle.
Autonomous cars have to be robust against such attacks. Think of a troll who swaps all speed limits or a terrorist who swaps pedestrians with the street. The cat would not like to be near such a technology. However, we offer solutions for these kinds of problems by simulating attacks on the customers’ networks in the first step and building up strong defenses against such attacks in the second.