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Most people agree on what is and is not a street sign—computers not so much. According to a recent Financial Times article, companies working on self-driving cars need hundreds or thousands of employees to manually train computers to tell what a street sign is (something to keep in mind the next time a website asks you to prove that you’re not a computer by selecting every image with a street sign or a car—you’re not only proving that you’re not a computer, you’re training one).

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