Google Unveil New Algorithm to Solve CAPTCHAs and View Street Numbers
A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is mostly used in the end of the forms to ensure that the form is filled by the human, not a robot. Google has launched a new algorithm to solve the tricky CAPTCHAs more easily. The Google claims that its new algorithm is intelligent like human and able to crack the CAPTCHA codes with 99.8% accuracy.
In recent paper, the company has said that the algorithm was primarily developed to read signs and house numbers in Street View imagery. However, at present the company is using this algorithm to solve CAPTCHA codes.
In initial tests, they have found that the algorithm accuracy rate of reading CAPTCHAs is more than the reading whole street numbers.
Algorithm’s Accuracy Rates :
Discerning Individual Numbers – 97.84% Accuracy
Reading Whole Street Numbers – 96% Accuracy
Reading Text – 90% Accuracy
Reading CAPTCHA – 99.8% Accuracy
In a blog, Vinay Shet, product manager for reCAPTCHA (owned by Google), says that “relying on distorted text alone isn’t enough”. Street view and reCAPTCHA teams are working together, both will continue to improve, making Maps more precise and useful and reCAPTCHA safer and more effective.