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AI bot rips off human eyes, easily cracks web CAPTCHA codes. Ouch

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William Figueroa
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Computer software that mimics how the human visual cortex works can solve text-based CAPTCHA challenges, the image recognition tasks often used by websites to differentiate human visitors from spam bots.

A paper describing the code was published on Thursday in the journal Science.

A team from Vicarious – a California startup interested in developing artificial general intelligence for robots – developed the system, and called it a recursive cortical network (RCN).

It can, we're told, convert CAPTCHAs that are randomized letters of text into a correct input with a decent level of accuracy.

A CAPTCHA implementation is considered broken if it can be automatically and successfully solved at a rate above one per cent, ie: one in one hundred can be solved by software.

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