Digital Passport: A Novel Technological Strategy for Intellectual Property Protection of Convolutional Neural Networks [article]

Lixin Fan and KamWoh Ng and Chee Seng Chan
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In order to prevent deep neural networks from being infringed by unauthorized parties, we propose a generic solution which embeds a designated digital passport into a network, and subsequently, either paralyzes the network functionalities for unauthorized usages or maintain its functionalities in the presence of a verified passport. Such a desired network behavior is successfully demonstrated in a number of implementation schemes, which provide reliable, preventive and timely protections
more » ... tens of thousands of fake-passport deceptions. Extensive experiments also show that the deep neural network performance under unauthorized usages deteriorate significantly (e.g. with 33% to 82% reductions of CIFAR10 classification accuracies), while networks endorsed with valid passports remain intact.
arXiv:1905.04368v1 fatcat:fp24tjqsg5btthbjdtnwgpydva