Enhanced Regularizers for Attributional Robustness


  • Anindya Sarkar Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Anirban Sarkar Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Vineeth N Balasubramanian Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad


Adversarial Attacks & Robustness


Deep neural networks are the default choice of learning models for computer vision tasks. Extensive work has been carried out in recent years on explaining deep models for vision tasks such as classification. However, recent work has shown that it is possible for these models to produce substantially different attribution maps even when two very similar images are given to the network, raising serious questions about trustworthiness. To address this issue, we propose a robust attribution training strategy to improve attributional robustness of deep neural networks. Our method carefully analyzes the requirements for attributional robustness and introduces two new regularizers that preserve a model's attribution map during attacks. Our method surpasses state-of-the-art attributional robustness methods by a margin of approximately 3% to 9% in terms of attribution robustness measures on several datasets including MNIST, FMNIST, Flower and GTSRB.




How to Cite

Sarkar, A., Sarkar, A., & N Balasubramanian, V. (2021). Enhanced Regularizers for Attributional Robustness. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(3), 2532-2540. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/AAAI/article/view/16355



AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision II