ADef: an Iterative Algorithm to Construct Adversarial Deformations

Rima Alaifari, Giovanni S. Alberti, Tandri Gauksson

Sep 27, 2018 ICLR 2019 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: While deep neural networks have proven to be a powerful tool for many recognition and classification tasks, their stability properties are still not well understood. In the past, image classifiers have been shown to be vulnerable to so-called adversarial attacks, which are created by additively perturbing the correctly classified image. In this paper, we propose the ADef algorithm to construct a different kind of adversarial attack created by iteratively applying small deformations to the image, found through a gradient descent step. We demonstrate our results on MNIST with convolutional neural networks and on ImageNet with Inception-v3 and ResNet-101.
  • Keywords: Adversarial examples, deformations, deep neural networks, computer vision
  • TL;DR: We propose a new, efficient algorithm to construct adversarial examples by means of deformations, rather than additive perturbations.
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