Sunday, February 3, 2019

IS IT JUST ME OR CAPTCHAS ARE BECOMING RIDICULOUS?


The system that is used to verify whether or not a user is human has been around a while and it had to evolve because machines were getting better at reading the text than humans. With its latest iteration, Google says you’ll no longer have to input anything at allThese tests are called CAPTCHAS which is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Human Apart. CAPTCHA is such an elegant tool for training AI, with all those scammers flooding the internet.


You can demonstrate that you're human through a click of " I am not a robot button" or with the image labelling as we see today. But the machines are catching up.




           CAPTCHA is an irritating but necessary evil.



Websites have been using CAPTCHAs as a means to differentiate between actual users and bots since the early days of the Internet, but Google has tried to make CAPTCHAS less annoying with the release of reCAPTCHA v3 (as posted earlier), which has rapidly increased experience. The company has continually updated its reCAPTCHA API as more sophisticated bots have come closer to passing as actual humans.

Why is it embarrassing?



When you do a real Google search and getting interrupted with “I’m not a robot” message will make you really embarrassing. Sometimes it will allow you with a simple click on the checkbox. Google will check the clicking position on the checkbox.



              Google search CAPTCHA verification.

Figuring out how to fix those blurry image quizzes quickly takes you into the philosophical territory: what is the universal human quality that can be demonstrated to a machine, but that no machine can mimic? What is it to be human?

I will post a tutorial on how to fix "I am not a robot" issue with a google search. Stay tuned.

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