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Dec 20, 2017 07:30 PM
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Tencent Finds Vulnerabilities in Google’s AI System

Tencent Holdings Ltd. said it discovered security flaws in Google LLC's TensorFlow software while conducting code reviews on the open-source platform. Above, Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about TensorFlow's processor unit architecture on May 17 in Mountain View, California. Photo: Visual China
Tencent Holdings Ltd. said it discovered security flaws in Google LLC's TensorFlow software while conducting code reviews on the open-source platform. Above, Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about TensorFlow's processor unit architecture on May 17 in Mountain View, California. Photo: Visual China

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. claims it has found a “significant security loophole” in Google LLC’s machine-learning platform, TensorFlow, which could expose programmers to “huge risks” when editing code using the system.

This is possible because hackers could create malicious software to control or destroy the users’ original artificial intelligence (AI) program, Tencent said in a statement to Caixin on Wednesday.

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