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Commonsense Captcha

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The original proposal (now a little bit dated as it was written before the project was implemented or even fully designed) is over at Benjamin Mako Hill's personal wiki at:

Short Description

A Captcha is a "Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." Captchas are one tool frequently used to stop spammers from using computer programs to register for web-accounts or to deface wiki pages with advertisements. Captcha's are most familiar as a picture of garbled or distorted text that humans are asked to decode on a website. This project uses a new type of Captcha that asks a series of commonsense questions. This new Captcha is accessible to vision impaired users and (time will tell) is able to distinguish between human and computers effectively. Most importantly, it allows individuals to, in the process of their normal actions, make easy and constructive contributions to AI research by helping verify and shared a commonsense databases.