Google Updates reCAPTCHA To Weed Out Bad Bots And Web Trash
As Google states: "Over the last few years advances in artificial intelligence have reduced the gap between human and machine capabilities in deciphering distorted text." We'd agree with that sentiment, and Google's security team has been working a way to evolve a proven tool in order to ready it for the next-generation of Internet users. reCAPTCHA has recently been improved, and according to Google, is now "more adaptive and better-equipped to distinguish legitimate users from automated software."
The updated system uses advanced risk analysis techniques, actively considering the user’s entire engagement with the CAPTCHA—before, during and after they interact with it. That means that today the distorted letters serve less as a test of humanity and more as a medium of engagement to elicit a broad range of cues that characterize humans and bots.
The point here is to make these easier for actual humans to complete, while hiding them from the digital eyes of bots altogether. Google's promising further advancements in the months ahead, and you can bet that we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more.