Oct 26, 2023

Fox News Covers Poison Pill Tool That Could Break AI Systems. Hany Farid Talks Artist Protections.

From Fox News

Poison pill tool could break AI systems stealing unauthorized data, allowing artists to safeguard their works

By Jon Michael Raasch

A new image protection tool was designed to poison AI programs that are trained using unauthorized data, giving creators a new way to safeguard their pieces and harm systems they say are stealing their works...

“The problem, of course, is that these approaches do nothing for the billions of pieces of content already posted online,” Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information, told Fox News in a statement. “The other limitation with this type of approach is that when it gets hacked — and it will — creators will have posted their content and won’t have protection.”

“That is, it creates a somewhat false sense of protection,” he continued...


Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley. He specializes in digital forensics.

Last updated:

October 30, 2023