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Google Reveals New Program That Can Solve reCAPTCHAs

Google Reveals New Program That Can Solve reCAPTCHAs

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever get frustrated trying to determine what the heck a reCAPTCHA says just so you can post to a comment section of a message board? Well, a newly-developed computerized vision system from...

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2013-12-12 23:03:55

Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as starting a blog and could lead to thousands of innovative new projects. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science...

2013-10-28 16:26:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vicarious (http://vicarious.com), a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs, including Google's reCAPTCHA, the world's most widely used test of a machine's ability to act human. A CAPTCHA scheme is considered broken if an algorithm is able to reach a precision of at least 1%. By leveraging core insights from machine learning and neuroscience, the...

Vicarious Artificial Intelligence Cracks CAPTCHAs
2013-10-28 08:11:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There have been movies and books around for quite a while depicting Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and machines that become self aware. Perhaps the most famous was The Terminator movie franchise, but it is by no means the only example. Until today, there seemed to be little hope of that ever happening. Vicarious, a California startup company that develops AI software, has announced that the algorithms used by its software can now...

Galaxy Zoo 2 Project Citizen Scientists
2013-09-24 10:15:41

[ Watch the Video: Galaxy Zoo 2 Project Crowdsourcing Catalogue ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With today’s modern telescopes collecting new data on the vast stretches of our universe at an unprecedented rate, astronomers are having a hard time keeping up. For help, an international group of researchers has turned to everyone’s favorite resource – the Internet. By enlisting over 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists online, researchers at the Galaxy Zoo 2...

Volunteers Aid Astronomers In Mapping, Classifying Galaxies
2012-09-11 08:57:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heavens above are littered with trillions and trillions of stars packed into hundreds of  billions of galaxies that are being painstakingly mapped out by astronomers. The Galaxy Zoo project also incorporates the help of volunteers to map, and classify, the galaxies that have been found via the hundreds of thousands of telescope images. While most of these galaxies take on the classic spiral or elliptical shape, some have...

Language Translator Startup Duolingo Gets Funding From TV Star
2012-06-20 12:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com While he only plays a billionaire who made his fortune as a savvy tech visionary, actor Ashton Kutcher could be helping computer scientists Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker actually become dotcom successes. Kutcher, who replaced actor Charlie Sheen in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men,” where he plays a successful software programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for a billion dollars, has made an independent investment in Duolingo, a...

2012-02-21 18:24:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Stanford Research Team led by Dr. Elie Bursztein just published new research that shows an algorithm for analyzing motion in a video-based Captcha. This research highlights the importance of NuCaptcha's cloud-based behavior analysis systems and multi-tiered security systems that adjust the security response in real-time. It is important to note: This study relied on specific static features in the implementation of the...

2012-01-25 07:56:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2012, Boulder-based SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com), a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, opened up its website for "Free Day," an annual promotional event where SparkFun gave away $200,000 worth of credit for lucky recipients to use on its online retail website. This year marked the third time SparkFun has held Free Day. SparkFun invited any individual to visit the SparkFun website...

2011-12-22 14:00:00

Findings Show Crowd is Largely Employed and that People Sneak Crowdsourcing Tasks in at Work to Supplement Income Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 CrowdControl, a leader in crowdsourcing project manageability and quality control, today released survey findings on Amazon Mechanical Turk workers, profiling for the first time a growing workforce comprising the Labor 3.0 movement. Amazon Mechanical Turk is a marketplace for scalable, on-demand staffing and helps businesses finish...

2011-11-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org, one of the largest U.S. organizations that helps teens take action on causes they care about, launches a new membership model today. The goal of DoSomething.org membership is to build an army of doers 5 million strong by 2015. DoSomething.org will communicate with its members primarily through text messaging, as 90% of teens have a cell phone by age 15 and the open rate for text messages is nearly 100%. Membership not only...