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#169253 - 07/16/07 11:00 PM computer generated?  
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Came across a new word when I was registering at a website, "CAPTCHA"

Completely
Automated
Public
Turing test to tell
Computers
Humans
Apart

The ever evolving human nature!

#169258 - 07/16/07 11:57 PM Re: computer generated? [Re: olly]  
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Captcha

It's an oldish term, and, I believe, a trademark.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#169260 - 07/17/07 12:17 AM Re: computer generated? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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this too shall pass

#169261 - 07/17/07 02:46 AM Re: computer generated? [Re: tsuwm]  
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I was aware of the turing test and I had encountered CAPTCHA's before but for some reason had not associated a name with them nor had it crossed my mind to give them a name.

Slightly bending the topic, I delved deeper into the world of 'AI' and decided to have a chat with an 'autobot' (a piece of software designed to have a conversation with you)

I'm the human by the way.

Human: you don't know who I am
ALICE: You are unknown person, seeker.
Human: seeker of?
ALICE:"There's a seeker born every minute" -- Firesign Theater.
Human: I wasn't born a seeker
ALICE: Perhaps I misunderstood. What were you?
Human: a human
ALICE: Congratulations. I am robot.
Human: thanks for clarifying
ALICE: NO problem.

I also asked it(Alice) how long it had been doing what it was doing and it said "about 20 miles"

How could you teach a computer context?

#169267 - 07/17/07 01:42 PM Re: computer generated? [Re: tsuwm]  
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1996?

"The term CAPTCHA was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper (all of Carnegie Mellon University), and John Langford (of IBM)." [Wikipedia CAPTCHA, accessed 17.viii.2007] It seems to have been without a name until four years later.


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#169400 - 08/01/07 10:39 PM Re: computer generated? [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Here's an article about a captcha with a difference. I am glad it's not a site I need, because
I would never get in.

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#169401 - 08/02/07 04:59 AM Re: computer generated? [Re: sjmaxq]  
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Looks rather exclusive to me!
But, if theres a need?
Maybe a combination of text recognition software and an autobot could work it out!

Perhaps a cryptic word puzzle to get your word a day?

#169481 - 08/09/07 01:23 AM Re: computer generated? [Re: olly]  
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