I am so, so sick of training Google's self-driving car *for free* via Captchas. Go drive off a cliff.
@annika I'm pretty pissed at their bait-and-switch they pulled.
Originally it was helping Project Gutenberg, so it was ethical and friendly. Then it slowly started helping their proprietary OCR stuff. Now it's for their murder-bot AI.
@annika yep google, that cliff is a roadway, you can trust me
@iliana i tried to flag the overpass as a car but it rejected me. must have been the known image, not the training image
@annika Would selecting wrong stuff on purpose harm their database?
@Gargron I guess it would add noise? I'd love to know more but I've never sought out that info.
AFAIK old reCAPTCHA would show you something it knew, and something it didn't, and it could only verify you on the thing it knew. Maybe new reCAPTCHA is similar?
@annika i hate captchas so so much 👿
@annika Ugh yes mee too I miss old reCaptcha. At least I felt like I was helping digitize books.
A place for the XOXO Festival community. Share your dreams, your struggles, your cat photos, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and see what everyone else is sharing.
This space is just for XOXO members. Never heard of Mastodon? Head over to joinmastodon.org to learn more and start posting.