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Why am I proving I'm not a robot?

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lovealwayswins Fri 30-Oct-20 19:31:13

The past week I've been using google it has been asking me every single time to prove I'm not a robot.
Has this been happening to anyone else?
It used to happen once in a blue moon, but lately it's 10+ times a day.

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lovealwayswins Fri 30-Oct-20 19:33:57

I'm not googling anything dodgy I promise!
Just boring stuff like local tip times or Halloween treasure hunt ideas!

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 30-Oct-20 20:30:01

Prove you're not a robot and we'll reply. wink

lovealwayswins Fri 30-Oct-20 21:00:53

Haha. I installed a virus check app and deleted my cookies and data and so far so good!

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DrizzleandDamp Fri 30-Oct-20 21:01:59

Because you are training Google’s AI and image recognition.

That’s what that actually is.

DrizzleandDamp Fri 30-Oct-20 21:03:29


DrizzleandDamp Fri 30-Oct-20 21:03:54

Try again!

DelphineWalsh Fri 30-Oct-20 21:08:37

Its looking at your browsing history to make sure that you've done normal things (checked the weather, looked at news, logged into something) before coming to that page. If you've done nothing just before going to that page it wants to know you're real by clicking the traffic lights. Oh and this trains AI to recognise stuff on the street for driverless cars technology.

lovealwayswins Fri 30-Oct-20 21:16:48

Wow the AI stuff is certainly a surprise!
I'll try to remember to google mundane stuff like the weather more often and hope that cures it!
It's v frustrating when I'm in a rush and need to spend a couple of minutes clicking pictures before it lets me in!
On a lighter note, has anyone googled Halloween? There's a little 3D ghost you can hide in your room for the kids to find. Kept mine entertained for 20 minutes!

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chomalungma Fri 30-Oct-20 22:40:58

I guess we know what a sidewalk is now.

And does even a tiny part of a sidewalk in a square have to be included?

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