A human, usually from a third-world country, paid to do a computer's job for a fraction of what it would cost to develop the equivalent software. A practical application of Searle's chinese room
thought experiment, in which a person in a room with a book listing responses to a non-understood language is used in place of an actual sentient being.
1. I spent hours making a CAPTCHA
more advanced than any computer recognition software known to man, so the spammer
hired some indroids from Pakistan to spam
my site instead.
2. I called Linksys tech support
to ask where my router was originally purchased, but the indroid on the other end only recognized "buy router" and told me to buy one from Best Buy