Dec 28, 2011

Dread the Shred!

9,000 teams registered for the shot at $50,000, but it took one three-man team just 33 days to solve DARPA’s Shredder Challenge, a contest to read destroyed documents. San Francisco-based “All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” took the prize two days before the close of the competition, exhibiting the ability to blend computer vision algorithms and human know-how to reconstruct five different documents that had been run through a paper shredder and converted to more than 10,000 total pieces of paper.


  1. That is amazing! I wonder how they did it..? And if it took them 5 days, it leaves me to assume that there are people who are so keen that they can reassemble documents even faster than that!

    Makes you wonder about the skill level of data collecting personnel...

  2. We need better shredders! It is sad that we need them at all.

  3. Amazing, I would not have believed such a competition. Amazing the stuff I don't know! hahaha

  4. This is scary. If these guys can reconstruct documents with sensitive information... I need a shredder that does it better.


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