Captcha is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” Captchas display distorted versions of the font that most browsers use to display text. Robots are not supposed to be able to identify this distorted pattern of letters.
However, the AI company Vicarious has created an algorithm that can solve CAPTCHA “with greater than 90% accuracy.”
A recent report shows that bikes outsold new cars in 27 European Union member countries last year. While it’s tempting to cite the economic crisis as a reason, some predict that it may be a sign of greater change.