Those annoying computer screen tests will no longer be thing since Google vows to kill them. So gone are the days that you will be asked for those annoying combination of letters and numbers jumbled in a flat photo.
CAPTCHA — short for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart — may no longer necessary in Google’s updated system. As the name goes, it is redundantly used by tech industries to avoid spams made my bots.
These irritating bots that floods requests on various websites and emails have also evolved that they can already bypass simple tests. And so, to answer that challenge, programmers have also developed new technologies that will block bots.
Thus, Google upgraded their CAPTCHA technology to the point that it does not need to interact with human beings anymore. The new system will be intelligent enough to distinguish humans from bots. Hence, the usual CAPTCHA tests will only apply once a bot is detected by the system.
CAPTCHA technology takes many forms since the past. Aside from jumbled figure photos, other CAPTCHA uses pictures e.g. “Select the pictures with a door”. Some utilizes simple mathematical problems like “1+3”. However, there have been complains coming from the differently-able members of the society. For example, a color blind person cannot correctly distinguish “choose all the red fruits”.
The simplest form of the CAPTCHA is a tick box labeled “I am not a robot”. When that box is ticked, the web page automatically loads. The technology is called, “CAPTCHA re CAPTCHA” which makes internet experience more convenient through a single click.
However, Google takes another step further than that. They want to complete make the CAPTCHA process invisible to human users.