What if the image captions are just there to train the AI?
@matilde I threat model.
It's what I do.
When you think about it, the assistive tech is there to help people, but could also be helping another context deprived entity.
@thegibson As someone who uses a screen reader sometimes, Does that make me an AI?
Of course it does not... unless you are.
The point is that it could easily be used in such a fashion.
@thegibson Misuse of such a feature is a clever way to train but to me its unethical for the very reason, Unless its opt-in and per-user
I am not arguing that it is a ethically correct position.
Just that it is possible to do.
@TheGibson What if recaptcha is a mechanical Turk for validating Skynet infrastructure targets like bridges and highways and tall buildings?
What if... we are already in the pods experiencing a simulated environment, but recaptchas only exist to help the remaining hunters on the surface to evaluate threats...
@TheGibson Or crosswalks, or storefronts?
Things have happened.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.