It’s no easy task getting an automated vehicle onto the roads. But did you know that you may be helping one company’s self-driving car efforts, every time you fire up your browser window?
An article in India Today explains that much of Google's use of 'Captcha' codes – originally devised to fight against spambots – is currently focused on getting people to identify objects in images of everyday road scenes.
By asking you to highlight shop fronts, passing cars or traffic lights, Google’s artificial intelligence systems can learn from your knowledge, helping to improve the performance of Waymo’s self-driving cars.
Still, even if you spend a lot of time online, it might be best not to add 'self-driving car developer' to your LinkedIn profile just yet. Unless, of course, you actually are one.