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Inductive learning and local differential privacy for privacy-preserving offloading in mobile edge intelligent systems
  • Yanlong Zhai ,
  • Liehuang Zhu
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology

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We address privacy and latency issues in the edge/cloud computing environment while training a centralized AI model. In our particular case, the edge devices are the only data source for the model to train on the central server. Current privacy-preserving and reducing network latency solutions rely on a pre-trained feature extractor deployed on the devices to help extract only important features from the sensitive dataset. However, finding a pre-trained model or pubic dataset to build a feature extractor for certain tasks may turn out to be very challenging. With the large amount of data generated by edge devices, the edge environment does not really lack data, but its improper access may lead to privacy concerns. In this paper, we present DeepGuess , a new privacy-preserving, and latency aware deeplearning framework. DeepGuess uses a new learning mechanism enabled by the AutoEncoder(AE) architecture called Inductive Learning, which makes it possible to train a central neural network using the data produced by end-devices while preserving their privacy. With inductive learning, sensitive data remains on devices and is not explicitly involved in any backpropagation process. The AE’s Encoder is deployed on devices to extracts and transfers important features to the server. To enhance privacy, we propose a new local deferentially private algorithm that allows the Edge devices to apply random noise to features extracted from their sensitive data before transferred to an untrusted server. The experimental evaluation of DeepGuess demonstrates its effectiveness and ability to converge on a series of experiments.