Darker than Black-Box: Face Reconstruction from Similarity Queries


Several methods for inversion of face recognition models were recently presented, attempting to reconstruct a face from deep templates. Although some of these approaches work in a black-box setup using only face embeddings, usually, on the end-user side, only similarity scores are provided. Therefore, these algorithms are inapplicable in such scenarios. We propose a novel approach that allows reconstructing the face querying only similarity scores of the black-box model. While our algorithm operates in a more general setup, experiments show that it is query efficient and outperforms the existing methods.

Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Director, Head of ML Research / Adjunct Professor / PhD

Principal R&D Researcher (15+ years of experience), R&D Technical Leader (10+ years of experience), and R&D Manager (8+ years of experience). Running and managing industrial research and academic collaboration (35+ publications, 30+ patents). Inspired by theoretical computer science and how it changes the world.