These tests are called CAPTCHA, an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, and they’ve reached this sort of inscrutability plateau before. In the early 2000s, simple images of text were enough to stump most spambots. But a decade later, after Google had bought the program from Carnegie Mellon researchers and was using it to digitize Google Books, texts had to be increasingly warped and obscured to stay ahead of improving optical character recognition programs — programs which, in a roundabout way, all those humans solving CAPTCHAs were helping to improve.

By |2021-12-20T09:44:20+01:00December 20, 2021|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse

"The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social, and economic opportunities. And Europeans will be shaping it right from the start," Facebook said in a blog post. The new jobs being created over the next five years will include "highly specialised engineers".

By |2021-10-18T09:05:01+01:00October 18, 2021|Innovation News|0 Comments

Focus, start, share: how companies can win at innovation for sustainability

In the latest in the series on life-changing technologies, PA Consulting’s experts explain how leaders from all sectors can innovate for sustainability and climate response, in more concrete and impactful ways

By |2021-10-18T08:59:56+01:00October 18, 2021|Innovation News|0 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 11: The Big New PC Features Coming This Year

Running Windows 7 or 8? Better luck next time. Microsoft won’t offer a free upgrade path for those operating systems. Besides, chances are your system won’t be compatible anyway. Of course, that base of more than a billion Windows 10 users is the most critical to Microsoft. If people fear the upgrade, then 11 will be remembered as no more than a Windows Vista.

By |2021-07-05T09:37:17+01:00July 5, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

iOS 15: Release date, new features and every rumor, detailed

Apple's iOS 14.5 update is finally here, with new features including the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, stop apps from tracking you for advertising purposes and choose from four Siri voices (here's how to download iOS 14.5 now). The next (likely smaller) iteration, iOS 14.6, is also currently in public beta. But that's not stopping us from looking ahead to the next brand-new version of the iPhone operating system: iOS 15. As usual, we'll expect a range of new features in iOS 15, building on iOS 14's upgrades such as home-screen widgets and new camera tricks. We've also got a pretty good idea of when to expect the new OS to be released. Here's every rumor about iOS 15 we've heard so far and every educated guess we can make, including when it may be available to download, and what new features we may see.

By |2021-05-28T09:50:21+01:00May 28, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trump launches new ‘communications’ platform

Donald Trump has launched a new "communications" website, which says it will publish content "straight from the desk" of the former US president. Mr Trump was banned by Twitter and suspended by Facebook and YouTube after the Capitol riots in January. The former president has since been releasing statements by press release - which the new website will now host. Users will be able to like posts - and also share them on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

By |2021-05-05T09:22:05+01:00May 5, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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