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Captcha Is Dying. This Is How It's Being Reinvented For the AI Age


A Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA).

Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) appear to be heading toward obsolescence.

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Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) appear to be heading toward obsolescence, with Vicarious demonstrating an algorithm that can solve the test with a recursive cortical network by using 5,000 times fewer training images than other methods.

This and other advances are making CAPTCHAs less secure and less relevant, pushing researchers toward a rethinking of the test to strengthen it in the era of machine learning.

Nan Jiang at Bournemouth University in the U.K. has developed a mobile CAPTCHA named Tapcha, which builds on the traditional distorted text approach while still relying on human knowledge. "We use this approach to create the instruction," Nan says.

He believes a machine can only defeat this approach by understanding what is occurring in the image and coming to a conclusion on its own, a breakthrough that currently is very difficult to realize with artificial intelligence.

From Wired.co.uk
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