Ian wrote:Wait what!? How could a bot guess HOVERCRAFT!? Are we sure he's not just... a dude?
Ahahaha. I feel like it would be really neat to try to get a bot that actually works for something like this working... It's semi-plausible if certain sub-problems are solved first. However, I think it is probably a relatively safe method of weeding out the robots because we can't even have decent automatic captions generated on youtube videos (it is getting there, though).
I am getting the impression that this should just be abused in reverse - the robotsoup forum has always garnered the attention of spammers for some reason. If they're getting payed to sift through account creation and that involves watching a youtube video... Meh, put ads on the youtube video! Of course, we probably don't get that many for it to generate any sort of stable income . Would be pretty much the most amusing business model ever.
And yeah, I am fairly certain that this is actually a real thing - the people getting paid to set up forum accounts to advertise. I am not entirely certain how one would get into such a business, but it is one of the only theories that makes sense at this point. I really do not like the idea that spam-bots have gotten more clever than the average AI on their own, heh.