Yes, I noticed that Vicarious' own contact page is still using Captcha--irony to the max! I suppose they are confident that it will take hackers a while to figure out how to duplicate their algorithm, which they claim took the resources of six researchers about three years to come up with (and that is after their CEO, Dileep George, got a running start as CTO at Numenta--which has similar charter to model the neocortex).
So now its time to do research on Captchas, as this algorithm(AI) is doing better than human brain. Yes there are many other ways and programmers will start implementing those new ideas. This is the way the world become complex rather than being simpler!!!
@LarryM99 I have never been very good at doing Captchas
I know what you mean--I am definitely at less than the 90 percent solution rate of Vicarious' algorithm, especially when the adjacent characters are overlapping, like in many of the examples in the video.
Complex pattern processing is a task the human brain is quite good at but has long eluded our silicon friends. Facial recognition is the oft cited example of this. I suggest the captcha test is a ubiquitous and familiar example of complex pattern recognition that their algorithms could solve with significant success. I doubt that the purpose of developing this technology and choosing captcha was to sell the technology to spammers.
My first reaction to this was "where can I get one?", precisely because I have never been very good at doing Captchas. Does that mean that they are more human than I am? Maybe it does - for all anyone reading this knows I am just a software algorithm running for the benefit of my namesake.
Naah, my software would write better than I would... :-)