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Google Reveals New Program That Can Solve reCAPTCHAs
2014-04-17 13:30:39

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 Google has been able to solve distorted-text reCAPTCHAs with 99 percent accuracy – a development which could make the bot-sniffing security measure obsolete in its current form. In a blog post on the technology, Google said its new vision system...

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...

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...

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...

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