AIs Can Be Tricked Into Mistranslation Through Strategic Typo/Garbage Insertion: The Register

The Register: Potato, potato. Toma6to, I’m going to kill you… How a typo can turn an AI translator against us. “Neural-network-based language translators can be tricked into deleting words from sentences or dramatically changing the meaning of a phrase, by strategically inserting typos and numbers. Just like twiddling pixels in a photo, or placing a specially crafted sticker near an object, can make image-recognition systems mistake bananas for toasters, it is possible to alter the translation of a sentence by tweaking the input.”