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AI vs. Humans

AI vs. Humans is a hardware security challenge contest co-located with CSAW 2022 for defeating artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools developed for hardware security. In this competition, participants can play the role of a defender, attacker, or both! The objective for the attacker is to inject stealthy hardware Trojans that evade state-of-the-art AI-based detection tools. For the defender, the objective is to generate test patterns that detect our AI-generated Trojans.

The participants are encouraged to use tools and techniques of their choice, such as heuristic-based, simulation-based, or even formal tools. In addition, they can be affiliated with either industry or academia.

The competition is designed to mimic real-world scenarios where an attacker can inject Trojans to cause damaging consequences ranging from altering the chip's functionality and leaking sensitive data, such as cryptographic keys, to causing denial-of-service attacks. The participants will be provided small-sized designs to implement/test their techniques, inspect the performance by interacting with AI-based tools, and subsequently improve scalability for large-sized designs.

The competition winners will be honored in person at the CSAW award ceremony in November in New York City, New York.

competition timeline

9 September 2022
8 October 2022
10 October 2022
11 November 2022
Competition Launches
Qualifying Round Deadline
Finalist Notification
The Finals
2021 Winners

2022 competition organizers

Email the Leads

Challenge Writers
Warm up

Warm up

2022 warm-up Paper (Attacker)
2022 warm-up Paper (Defender)
2022 warm-up Tutorial
2021 Finalists
Purple - Blue Gradient

AI vs. Humans Finalists

Congratulations to our 2022 finalists! 
2022 warm-up Sample Designs (Attacker)
2022 warm-up Sample Designs (Defender)
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