- Written by Jennifer C. Yates, Associated Press
Carnegie Mellon University researchers hope Web surfers will spend their free time playing Internet-based games to help other people's and businesses' computers get smarter.
On Wednesday, the researchers launched a site with five games designed to help computers with tasks they can't automatically do.
"There are a lot of things that computers cannot do, but we'd somehow like to get them done," said Luis von Ahn, an assistant professor of computer science. "So what we're doing is getting humans to do it for us."