US firm Vicarious has developed software which can “think and learn like a human” with algorithms which can mimic the processes of the human brain. The company has used its software, named “Recursive Cortical Network software,” to solve Captcha tests which are commonly used as a security measure to detect spam or fraud from a non-human user.
However, Vicarious have confirmed that the software is a step towards the development of thinking machines and is not intended for criminal activity. The company hopes to use the technology for robotics, medical image analysis and online searching.
The company said that their Recursive Cortical Network software solved 90% of Captcha tests used by Google, Yahoo, PayPal, and Captcha.com.