Tech giant ‘Google’ glance to AI to track malevolent apps on Google Play

Tech giant ‘Google’ glance to AI to track malevolent apps on Google Play
The Siliconreview
18 July, 2017

In a move to manage malicious apps at Google Play Store, the tech giant Google is enchanting new steps to supervise this, and much like most of the company’s newer plan, it includes artificial intelligence. The technique is called peer grouping, and it uses a machine learning algorithms to pick out the bad apps from the good ones. The AI’s job is to select out the apps that may be hateful, and they’re brought to a human’s notice, who then decides whether to oust the app from the Play Store.

“To protect our users and help developers navigate this complex environment, Google analyses privacy and security signals for each app in Google Play. We then compare that app to other apps with similar features, known as functional peers,” the company wrote in a blog post on the Android Developers Blog. The thought is to find similar apps and pick out the ones that may be asking for permissions they shouldn’t require.

Google is also making break up categories for new app, since the accessible class would edge the functionalities of the AI. “Most coloring book apps don't need to know a user's precise location to function and this can be established by analyzing other coloring book apps,” wrote Google.

To create the rake groups, Google says it has developed a machine-learning algorithm for “clustering mobile apps with similar capabilities”. This is to meet the demand created by the myriad different apps being added to the Play Store. Google says it fixed categories could have been used as well, but that would be “too coarse and inflexible to capture and track the many distinctions in the rapidly changing set of mobile apps”.

As per Google, the association between diverse peer groups and their security signals also let the company to fix on which apps require to be checked for privacy and security concerns. “We also use the result to help app developers improve the privacy and security of their apps,” Google wrote.

Google’s scheme for trailing malevolent apps here is very alike to Facebook’s drift searching algorithms. Of course, Facebook doesn’t essentially use peer grouping for news purposes, but both companies are using machine learning augmented by real human effort, to offer deeper and more meaningful results on their platforms.