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New AI algorithms beat CAPTCHA tests 90% of the time

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  1. elvis1973

    elvis1973 Power Member

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    San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup Vicarious has announced that it has developed software algorithms which can solve CAPTCHAs up to 90 percent of the time.

    Though CAPTCHAs are any automated test which differentiates between humans and computers, they often take the form of strings of partly distorted letters and numbers which many websites use to check that a visitor is human, the idea being that a computer cannot read the disguised text while a human (hopefully) can. It's this type of CAPTCHA that Vicarious's algorithms are designed to beat, and the high success rate renders the current standard of text-based CAPTCHAs ineffective, the company claims.

    read the full story here: http://www.gizmag.com/captcha-beating-ai/29559/
     
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    thejesus Registered Member

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    I'll be happy to take a look at the algorithm for educational purposes.
     
  3. Jannes

    Jannes Newbie

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    Good for them, but nothing new right?

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    Maybe it's more, but hey this is them talking on their website

     
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    shanna_doll Power Member

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    CAPTCHA or reCAPTCHA? Huge difference
     
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    krishnap Junior Member

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    "90% " : This is the difference.
     
  6. moby86

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    So thats why they include photographs of actual street numbers now?
     
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    thejesus Registered Member

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    I think that's so they can identify house numbers for Google Maps that they can't automatically work out, but it might be for both reasons.
     
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    xpleet Regular Member

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    Just checked their paper and they can't solve recaptcha and Google captcha, so nothing new. Maybe CB or CS is better than their algo :D
     
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    I doubt there is an algorithm for this type of CAPTCHA:

    "which animal has a tail?"

    a. Dog
    b. Monkey
    c. Bird

    I've seen it quite a few time already. In my opinion, from a website owner's point of view, these are MUCH better than the standard deformed numbers CAPTCHAs. Its easier for people to solve and harder for bots.
     
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    Snajperist Registered Member

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    deathbycaptcha captcha solving service has rate of 92% and it's solved by humans, this software actually has great results
     
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    xpleet Regular Member

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    I was wrong, in fact, they solved many hard captchas including recaptcha.
    Demo is here: http://vimeo.com/77431982#at=29
     
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    The Mentalist Power Member

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    The end of all of this are the captchas that are a game, like make a slam dunk with the basketball, quite entertaining, but not for IMmers
     
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    Very interesting, however there just be a new variation of captcha that will have to be broken after they change it to something more complex

    Still a good read.
     
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    no big thing since even captcha sniper can break it at 10%
     
  15. ComputerEngineer

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    lol even my own brain solve rate is like 20% for the true captchas :D


    new captchas started to be more likely solving image puzzles playing games etc
     
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    now this is wow