cool fact about recaptcha


NRU Member
22 Nov 2020
Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
You know when you try to log in somewhere you have to prove your human by clicking those pictures containing traffic lights. Or back in the day tell a house number or spell e blanked out word.

Only one of the pictures/word is there for proving your human. And the correct answer is know by recaptcha. But the otherone is training a AI to help Google out. They used this for training there book digitisation project. For Google maps telling addresses by looking at the house numbers. And now training AI to self drive and reconize street lights, crosswalks, cars

Captcha is also an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.