Online Gaming for Artificial Intelligence purposes

Ever attempt to buy tickets online and have to decipher and type the letters contained within a distorted looking image? The distorted letter puzzle is better known as a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart).

One of the computer scientists who help develop this concept, Luis von Ahn, has now helped create online games that not only entertain the user, but will also aid computers in building their artificial intelligence for retrieving better search results. With these types of opportunities, perhaps computers will someday know what we are thinking.

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