CAPTCHA: No Longer Effective For Turing Test

CAPTCHA interpretation for websites which has been proven effective in determining whether or not the user is human just got a little out of hand this time.

The new software bot has been claimed to crack the most widely used challenge-response test, CAPTCHA –  Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.

Vicarious, a California-based artificial intelligence company says – it’s a step on the way to human-like artificial intelligence.

The algorithm used in this software can accurately unriddle any text-based CAPTCHAs, including Google’s reCAPTCHA. Also, this AI performs better against CAPTCHAs from Yahoo, Paypal, and others.

“Recent AI systems like IBM’s Watson and deep neural networks rely on brute force: connecting massive computing power to massive datasets. This is the first time this distinctively human act of perception has been achieved, and it uses relatively minuscule amounts of data and computing power. The Vicarious algorithms achieve a level of effectiveness and efficiency much closer to actual human brains”, said Vicarious co-founder D. Scott Phoenix.

[Source: NewScientistVicarious | Image Source: iStock]