Here’s a Robot Beating the New “I Am Not a Robot” CAPTCHA While We’re All Distracted Fighting Each Other
The human vs. robot escalation continues.
In all the other, less sci-fi inspired ways we've been focused on the world crumbling around us, we've taken our eye off of the true threat: the robot uprising. They know we're not looking, and they're seizing this critical moment to quietly advance—or someone just came up with a clever workaround for those CAPTCHAs that detect whether or not you're human by your lack of machine-like precision and efficiency.Read More
We didn't always trust robots enough to just ask, but we're growing as people.
Filthy humans, the Google hivemind can now tell you apart from robotkind simply by your mouse movement. Now you can't even hide from us in cybersp—oh, sorry. I meant, "Hey, fellow humans! Google is getting rid of those annoying CAPTCHA security things with new technology to tell you're human just from a click! Yay!"Read More
CAPTCHA, or those boxes of distorted text that appear on many websites before you perform key functions like commenting or editing wikis, may be annoying for users to deal with, but they're a partial shield against a web dominated by spam. As their full name -- "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" -- implies, they're still pretty good at evading solution by bots. Here's the problem: Humans can still solve them for nefarious ends, and many spammers have discovered that there's a labor market of people who are willing to do so for dirt cheap.Read More
Whether you're creating a username, posting on a forum, chatting on Omegle, or making an Internet purchase, people want to know your not a robot. And frankly, that's a bit discriminatory against robots. What have they ever done to us?The humanity-proving device of the now is the Captcha, where you're given two randomly generated words to type in. And they're blurry and gross, because robots can't read things that are blurry and gross. It looks like this: Sometimes the words are random and uninteresting, but sometimes the sudden, random juxtaposition is truly inspiring. And in those moments, great Captchart is formed. Here is a sampling that's fun for the whole family: Read More