New ‘machine unlearning’ technique wipes out unwanted data quickly and completely

IMAGE: The novel approach to making systems forget data is called “machine unlearning ” by the two researchers who are pioneering the concept. Instead of making a model directly depend on each training… view more Credit: Yinzhi Cao and Junfeng Yang Machine learning systems are everywhere. Computer software in these machines predict the weather, forecast earthquakes, provide recommendations based on the books and movies we like and, even, apply the brakes on our cars when we are not paying attention. To do this, computer systems are programmed to find predictive relationships calculated from the massive amounts of data we supply to them. Machine learning systems use advanced algorithms–a set of rules for solving math problems–to identify these predictive relationships using “training data.” This data is then used to construct the models…


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