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New 'machine unlearning' technique wipes out unwanted data quickly and completely


March 14, 2016

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Researchers at Lehigh University and Columbia University are pioneering a novel approach to making computer learning systems forget. Called "machine unlearning," the method is based on the fact that most learning systems can be converted into a form that can be updated incrementally without costly retraining from scratch. This makes it easier and faster for systems to "unlearn" data -- important for thwarting and recovering from attacks and protecting privacy.Full Story

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