Todd Myers, automation lead at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agencyâs office of the director of technology, said China is using a technique called generative adversarial networks to deceive computers into seeing fake bridges and other objects in Earth satellite images, Defense One reported Sunday.
âThe Chinese have already designed; theyâre already doing it right now, using GANsâwhich are generative adversarial networksâto manipulate scenes and pixels to create things for nefarious reasons,â Myers said Thursday at the Genius Machines Summit. âSo from a tactical perspective or mission planning, you train your forces to go a certain route, toward a bridge, but itâs not there. Then thereâs a big surprise waiting for you,â he noted.
Myers said the intelligence community and military can counter GAN but would require duplicate satellite image collections.
âThe biggest thing is the funding required to make sure you can do what I just talked about,â he added.