Robust Federated Learning Against Adversarial Attacks for Speech Emotion Recognition [article]

Yi Chang, Sofiane Laridi, Zhao Ren, Gregory Palmer, Björn W. Schuller, Marco Fisichella
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Due to the development of machine learning and speech processing, speech emotion recognition has been a popular research topic in recent years. However, the speech data cannot be protected when it is uploaded and processed on servers in the internet-of-things applications of speech emotion recognition. Furthermore, deep neural networks have proven to be vulnerable to human-indistinguishable adversarial perturbations. The adversarial attacks generated from the perturbations may result in deep
more » ... ral networks wrongly predicting the emotional states. We propose a novel federated adversarial learning framework for protecting both data and deep neural networks. The proposed framework consists of i) federated learning for data privacy, and ii) adversarial training at the training stage and randomisation at the testing stage for model robustness. The experiments show that our proposed framework can effectively protect the speech data locally and improve the model robustness against a series of adversarial attacks.
arXiv:2203.04696v1 fatcat:kq4z44blo5dnzoow2qcq6am65m