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Google accidentally solves captchas better than humans

#1KillerTrufflePosted 4/18/2014 12:55:56 PM
So you know all those terrible captchas that are next to impossible to read? Google Street View's algorithm for clearing up street numbers and stuff is apparently 99% accurate at solving them.

http://gizmodo.com/google-street-view-accidentally-made-an-algorithm-that-1564000842
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#2Killah PriestPosted 4/18/2014 12:57:52 PM
perhaps now we can ditch these things for good?
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#3Cool_Dude667Posted 4/18/2014 12:58:19 PM
neat
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#4ElDudorinoPosted 4/18/2014 1:04:32 PM
So, the tool designed to prove that a human is operating the website is handled best by a machine.

I really hope this becomes well-known enough that they do away with those terrible captchas.
#5MaxCHEATER64Posted 4/18/2014 1:05:39 PM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
neat

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#6DRAGON07891230Posted 4/18/2014 1:06:02 PM
I've seen some replacements, like drag a slider across a screen.
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#7MaxCHEATER64Posted 4/18/2014 1:08:55 PM
DRAGON07891230 posted...
I've seen some replacements, like drag a slider across a screen.


I've seen stuff like "What's 2+2?" or "What's the name of this website?" or more dedicated stuff that only people who are knowledgeable about the topic matter of the website would know the answer to.
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#8Knighted DragonPosted 4/18/2014 1:13:00 PM
I hate Captcha's so much, I would rather just answer a simple question instead of having to renter my password 45 times as I keep trying to enter one of those terrible things in correctly
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#9KillerTruffle(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2014 1:18:49 PM
Yeah, I've had those problems too. Luckily, the vast majority of sites I visit have already done away with captchas, but I still run across them every now and then. Hopefully this development will bury them for good.
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#10Flame_HazardPosted 4/18/2014 1:33:50 PM
What idiot designed those things? Like I'm supposed to be able to make out a scribble of a letter behind walls of distortion and extra crap. At least they eventually added a button to try your luck with a different one.
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