Google has announced the deployment of an API to revamp the CAPTCHA model
According to an announcement by Vinay Shet, product manager of reCAPTCHA at Google, it is easier to directly ask users whether or not they are robots and the radically simplified reCAPTCHA experience will allow users to confirm whether or not they are not a robot.
Using artificial intelligence technology, Shet said this can solve even the most difficult variant of distorted text at 99.8 per cent accuracy as distorted text on its own is no longer a dependable test.
“Last year we developed an advanced risk analysis backend for reCAPTCHA that actively considers a user’s entire engagement with the CAPTCHA—before, during, and after—to determine whether that user is a human. This enables us to rely less on typing distorted text and, in turn, offer a better experience for user,” he said. “The new API is the next step in this steady evolution. Now, humans can just check the box and in most cases, they’re through the challenge.”
However, in instances where the risk analysis engine can’t confidently predict whether a user is a human or an abusive agent, it will prompt a CAPTCHA to elicit more cues, increasing the number of security checkpoints to confirm the user is valid.
Shet also confirmed that capabilities will be improved for verification on mobile devices, and rollout on other websites is already proving to be a success.