- Idea #678
What should we do with captchas when Artificial Intelligence becomes so good it can solve all of them?
The internet is filled with captchas: small puzzles that are easy for humans, but difficult for computers. The most famous ones are Google’s: “select all images with a motorcycle” or “select all images with a boat”.
But what happens when our computers become so smart they can solve all these riddles? What should we do with the screen-estate?
It surprises me that Google hasn’t thought of this already: they love ads!
The internet can always use more advertisements, and we can enable them in place of captchas with one click of a button!
What if we used captchas to confront people with uncomfortable truths?
“Click on all images of animals that became extinct in the past 10 years” or “In which 5 countries is hunger pandemic?”
Machines may become smarter than humans in the near future, but there’s one thing they won’t be able to fake: vague psychological babble!
I’ve never been able to solve one of those puzzles where you can move one tile at a time to fix a photo. So maybe it’s a bad idea to limit access to your software with such a puzzle 🤣
On the other hand, perhaps you have too many visitors already, and only want to let the really persistent people in?