NXP Semiconductors has developed a tool that adds a watermark to machine learning models to protect the IP.
The eIQ Model Watermarking tool is part of the eIQ Toolkit for machine learning development and NXP says this is the industry’s first effective tool to help developers protect their machine learning investments.
The tool embeds a watermark in a machine learning model, adding copyright ownership to the model and allowing developers to prove that a machine learning model is a copy or clone of their model IP without requiring access to that model’s code.
Though they are a valuable and differentiating asset to a company, machine learning models typically lack the copyright protection that protects ordinary software from unauthorized copying or cloning. eIQ Model Watermarking allows developers to copyright their machine learning models, while also enabling developers to detect unauthorized use and protect their unique IP.