Are people who willfully mistrain reCaptcha liable for self driving car crashes? Or is Google liable for the integrity of its training data? Or is this another potential non-attributable unfortunate accident of the algorithm?

@feonixrift Google is, definitely. The people coerced into doing the captchas have no expectation of having made no legal agreements with Google (Captchas are used just fine -- incredibly enthusiastically, even -- with people using Tor), so it is Google's assertion entirely that there is any value to the dataset.

If they argue any differently I am slashing the tires of every single one of their self-driving pieces of trash.


@gaditb @feonixrift IME the captchas I see are nearly always American roads (occasionally I see German ones). USA traffic terms like "crosswalk" are often used.

I live in UK, we have different road signs format, drive on the other side of the road, there are different names things too.

The only road signs I am legally expected to recognise are the normal UK ones I encounter when riding my bike (or for a theory test for driving cars).

Google can't assume everyone has a driving license either!

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