Startup Defeats the Captcha, Wins One for the Machines

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Just about the best test that we’ve devised to date to tell the difference between humans and machines online is the Captcha. That’s the name for that quiz on websites where you have to decipher a set of curvy, kind-of-blurred letters and type them into a box. Good news for the countless users who find the process beyond frustrating: Captcha’s days may be numbered.

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