These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Luis von Ahn Harnesses Brainpower
Computer scientist Luis von Ahns programs harness the human brainpower to solve complex problems. von Ahn invented ReCaptcha, a program that uses squiggly characters that humans easily decipher but blocks spambots and helps digitize millions of old texts. The CMU professor also makes games that use human knowledge to improve computers. Find them at gwap.com.