Attacking machine learning training by re-ordering data

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We have increasingly outsourced our decision-making to machine learning models (“the algorithm”). The whole point of building recommendation, sorting, and “decision support” systems on ML is to undertake assessments at superhuman speed and scale, which means that the idea of a “human in the loop” who validates machine…

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