Captcha is trying to get people using Discord a to identify objects that do not exist.
As reported byVice, multiple people using the platform are being shown a “Yoko,” which looks like a mix between a snail and a yoyo, and has been generated by AI, or other AI generated images like puzzle cubes.
Meanwhile, two months ago, a Redditor noticed Discord was asking it to distinguish AI generated soccer players amidst a group of pictures of people playing hockey and golf.
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\u201cThis @hCaptcha being used by @discord is pretty bad. \n\nI keep failing because I'm not sure if I'm supposed to select the images that look like they come from the uncanny valley or not. \n\nI've failed 8 times now and I'm starting to wonder if I'm even human...\u201d— Shaun Kruger (@Shaun Kruger) 1684769859
\u201cThis @hCaptcha is too difficult, unless we're expected to assume Yoko is hiding behind the yo-yos? \ud83d\ude02\u201d— CryptoniteClark (@CryptoniteClark) 1684647368
Others have complained that images being generated are just 'awful.'
\u201cI wish discord would stop using hCaptcha, these kinds of awful challenges are common place for me.\u201d— Minn (@Minn) 1663280018
Discord’s captchas are run by a company called hCaptcha. “The technology that generates these prompts is proprietary to our third-party partner and Discord does not directly determine what is presented to users,” Discord told Motherboard.
“While most hCaptcha interactions do not result in a visual challenge, many variants are used at any given time.
“This particular question was a brief test seen by a small number of people, but the sheer scale of hCaptcha (hundreds of millions of users) means that when even a few folks are surprised by a challenge this often produces some tweets.”
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