For some time now a lot of websites much like our own have had problems with spam, and to protect from that spam a lot of websites like this one implement forms in their site to check if the person posting is posting spam or not.
The problem with this is that these kind of checks are often hard to complete for a human and can quite often take a long time to complete.
Google think that they have a better option with their new reCAPTCHA service which has been redesigned to protect websites from spam in a way that makes it easy for real people to pass through.
It does this by using something that Google calls and “advanced risk analysis engine” and with “adaptive CAPTCHAs all for free.
One way that the new reCAPTCHA will work is that instead of pulling up blurry words, Google will use images from the physical world and then ask the user questions like what is the Street Name in the picture, which can then be verified using Google Maps.
“Purposefully designed. And actively aware. reCAPTCHA knows when to be easy on people and hard on bots. Our easy CAPTCHAs are a breeze for legitimate users,” Google explained.
“Millions of CAPTCHAs are solved by people every day. reCAPTCHA makes positive use of this human effort by channeling the time spent solving CAPTCHAs into digitizing text, annotating images, building machine learning datasets. This in turn helps preserve books, improve maps, and solve hard AI problems.”
“reCAPTCHA is built for security. Armed with state of the art technology, it always stays at the forefront of spam and abuse fighting trends. reCAPTCHA is on guard for you, so you can rest easy.”
You can find out more information at the link below.