CrypTen — Safe machine studying with PyTorch

This method of encryption and data security is required for ML researchers who work with data that needs to be kept secure, such as medical information or rewards that contain sensitive information that cannot be disclosed for privacy reasons.

Where is it used?

Facebook made CrypTen open source in October 2019, enabling our researchers to create contextual bandit models that protect privacy. These models help improve functions such as Facebook’s ranking algorithm without revealing our users’ personal data.

Where can I find out more?

To learn more about CrypTen, visit their website, which includes documentation and the installation script. CrypTen’s GitHub repository goes into more detail with examples and tutorials on how to integrate CrypTen with PyTorch libraries and how to use the framework. Also, join their Slack community to stay up to date with the latest information.

To delve deep into CrypTen protocols and designs, check out this blog article or paper.

If you have any further questions about CrypTen, please let us know on our YouTube channel or on Twitter. We always want to hear from you, and we hope you find this open source project and the new ELI5 series useful.

About the ELI5 series

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