Paper Reading AI Learner

A Survey of Machine Unlearning

2022-09-06 08:51:53
Thanh Tam Nguyen, Thanh Trung Huynh, Phi Le Nguyen, Alan Wee-Chung Liew, Hongzhi Yin, Quoc Viet Hung Nguyen


Computer systems hold a large amount of personal data over decades. On the one hand, such data abundance allows breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI), especially machine learning (ML) models. On the other hand, it can threaten the privacy of users and weaken the trust between humans and AI. Recent regulations require that private information about a user can be removed from computer systems in general and from ML models in particular upon request (e.g. the "right to be forgotten"). While removing data from back-end databases should be straightforward, it is not sufficient in the AI context as ML models often "remember" the old data. Existing adversarial attacks proved that we can learn private membership or attributes of the training data from the trained models. This phenomenon calls for a new paradigm, namely machine unlearning, to make ML models forget about particular data. It turns out that recent works on machine unlearning have not been able to solve the problem completely due to the lack of common frameworks and resources. In this survey paper, we seek to provide a thorough investigation of machine unlearning in its definitions, scenarios, mechanisms, and applications. Specifically, as a categorical collection of state-of-the-art research, we hope to provide a broad reference for those seeking a primer on machine unlearning and its various formulations, design requirements, removal requests, algorithms, and uses in a variety of ML applications. Furthermore, we hope to outline key findings and trends in the paradigm as well as highlight new areas of research that have yet to see the application of machine unlearning, but could nonetheless benefit immensely. We hope this survey provides a valuable reference for ML researchers as well as those seeking to innovate privacy technologies. Our resources are at this https URL.

Abstract (translated)



3D Action Action_Localization Action_Recognition Activity Adversarial Attention Autonomous Bert Boundary_Detection Caption Chat Classification CNN Compressive_Sensing Contour Contrastive_Learning Deep_Learning Denoising Detection Dialog Diffusion Drone Dynamic_Memory_Network Edge_Detection Embedding Emotion Enhancement Face Face_Detection Face_Recognition Facial_Landmark Few-Shot Gait_Recognition GAN Gaze_Estimation Gesture Gradient_Descent Handwriting Human_Parsing Image_Caption Image_Classification Image_Compression Image_Enhancement Image_Generation Image_Matting Image_Retrieval Inference Inpainting Intelligent_Chip Knowledge Knowledge_Graph Language_Model Matching Medical Memory_Networks Multi_Modal Multi_Task NAS NMT Object_Detection Object_Tracking OCR Ontology Optical_Character Optical_Flow Optimization Person_Re-identification Point_Cloud Portrait_Generation Pose Pose_Estimation Prediction QA Quantitative Quantitative_Finance Quantization Re-identification Recognition Recommendation Reconstruction Regularization Reinforcement_Learning Relation Relation_Extraction Represenation Represenation_Learning Restoration Review RNN Salient Scene_Classification Scene_Generation Scene_Parsing Scene_Text Segmentation Self-Supervised Semantic_Instance_Segmentation Semantic_Segmentation Semi_Global Semi_Supervised Sence_graph Sentiment Sentiment_Classification Sketch SLAM Sparse Speech Speech_Recognition Style_Transfer Summarization Super_Resolution Surveillance Survey Text_Classification Text_Generation Tracking Transfer_Learning Transformer Unsupervised Video_Caption Video_Classification Video_Indexing Video_Prediction Video_Retrieval Visual_Relation VQA Weakly_Supervised Zero-Shot