Do those distorted letters and numbers appearing in CAPTCHAs to find out whether you are a human or a robot annoy you in anyway. Then search giant Google has a solution to those chunky items that have gradually developed into an unfortunate side effect of the internet.
Google is introducing updates to reCAPTCHA, which is a one-click solution for making websites understand that the user is a human being.
CAPTCHA, or “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, is a kind of challenge-response test that is largely used by websites to determine whether the user is a human or a robot.
Google promises all the web users, at least those visiting Google-based sites, that the barely legible words and numbers will no more torture you and it would be replaced with a single click with the search engine’s reCAPTCHA service.
The company will be soon rolling out a new API that would replace the clunky texts and numbers with a new system where the web users would simply require to check a box that says “I’m not a robot.”
The new reCAPTCHA service is already running on few sites including Snapchat, Humble Bundle and WordPress.
Google decided to replace the old-style CAPTCHAs with the new service because they weren’t successful enough at keeping robots out anyway.
Tech experts say even though the new reCAPTCHA API sound simple, the modest checkbox consists of a high degree of sophistication. A recent research by Google showed that today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology could potentially solve the most tough variant of distorted text at 99.8 percent accuracy. Hence, the distorted texts no longer is a dependable test on its own.