There’s probably no greater frustration that running into a CAPTCHA and trying to decipher it’s hidden message. Usually a jumble of squiggly words, it can take a few (frustrating) attempts before you get it right. We get why they’re there in the first place: to keep spam bots and weird scripts from having their way on the sites we love. But over the year’s robots have gotten smarter. Even Google says they’ve found out a way to solve most CAPTCHA’s using one of their advanced algorithms. That’s why they’re introducing their all new CAPTCHA called the “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” that looks finally do away with the stale old CAPTCHAs of yesteryear.
The way it works is simple: click on the check box stating that you are not a robot and be on your way. Easy, right? Although Google’s not revealing specifics in how it knows you’re not a robot, they did mention that their “risk analysis engine” is watching a user’s entire engagement on a website, before, during, and after they click the little check box.
In the event that Google can’t be 100% sure you’re a human, the No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA will simply fall back to one of the tried and true methods to verify you’re in, in fact, a meatbag. They’ve even made things easier for mobile users by allowing them to select related images. Things like turkeys, dogs, cats — that sorta thing. This way you wont have to fumble around with a keyboard or any of that nonsense. Still can’t figure out the new CAPTCHA? Well, then you probably don’t belong on the internet in the first place.
Sites like Snapchat, WordPress, and Humble Bundle are already reporting success with the new method, and if you’d like to incorporate No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA into your site, check out the APIs here.