All About Image For Google

Introduction

Google try to dominate the visual navigation industry with deception and crowdsourcing techniques
Possibly under pressure from Flickr, YouTube and the up coming Photosynth

This is Evil Genius.

Google Label

Licenced the games from Luis von Ahn
http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/

The 'original' ESP game

http://www.espgame.org/

Presentation by Luis von Ahn

Research homepage - Luis von Ahn
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/research.html
PowerPoint presentation: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/cycles.ppt

CAPTCHA
A PROGRAM THAT CAN GENERATE AND GRADE TESTS THAT:
A. MOST HUMANS CAN PASS
B. CURRENT COMPUTER PROGRAMS CANNOT PASS

A CAPTCHATM is a program that can generate and grade tests that most humans can pass, but current computer programs can't pass. For example, humans can read distorted text as the one shown below, but current computer programs can't:

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This leads to 'perform a zero knowledge proof' link (HIPS)

Further notes

http://www.captcha.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha
http://www.aladdin.cs.cmu.edu/hips/

Reports

The game is not the first attempt to use volunteer labor to create a database of knowledge: The Wikipedia online encyclopedia and the DMoz search directory are two of the better known examples. http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/09/04/google/index.php?lsrc=mwrss

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