Google has finally decided to kill CAPTCHA. Though the annoying CAPTCHA was important to avoid bots on websites. But now Google reveals that users won’t have to add anything, as it has introduced a new invisible CAPTCHA system. Google Finally Kills the CAPTCHA, Introduces New reCAPTCHA Mechanism.
The invisible CAPTCHA’s are the recent development in “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.
Google Finally Kills the CAPTCHA, Introduces New reCAPTCHA Mechanism
Back in 2009, Google bought reCaptcha and upgraded the system in 2013 to allow for universal “I’m not a robot” checkbox.
The latest version worked well by determining the user’s humanity through their clicking style. If click looked odd, a more detailed test was offered. But the Invisible CAPTCHA has the capability to tell that a user is not bot. It can recognize this by just examining their browsing behavior.
In a video, the company said,
“Powering these advances is a combination of machine learning and advanced risk analysis that adapt to new and emerging threats.”
Originally when the search giant bought reCaptcha it was for the purpose of incorporating it into giant book scanning project. The technology was good for digitizing books that were illegible to Google’s transcription system. But it’s vague what Google advances by continuing to improving the software.
The invisible CAPTCHA’s are the recent development in “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”
Shuman Ghosemajumder, a former Google employee tells Popular Science,
“Google in general, and this is certainly a philosophy that we adhered to when I was there—believed that anything that is good for the internet, is good for Google.”
But this doesn’t mean that Google is enhancing its machine learning capabilities through user behaviors. Ghosemajumder also pointed out that Google knows about the past behavior of users when they’re logged in, which would make the system more accurate.
CAPTCHA, the system used to verify whether or not a user is human has been around for quite a time. It had to be used because machines were getting better at reading the text than humans.