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Google helps humans evade CAPTCHA in update

Invisible ReCAPTCHA will use algorithms rather than input to determine whether you're bot or not.

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET

Google is trying to do away with CAPTCHA. Well, not quite. It's trying to make CAPTCHA an undetectable user experience with a new system called Invisible ReCAPTCHA, which uses algorithms to determine whether you're human or not, without any interaction required from you at all.

This isn't the tech giant's first foray into streamlining CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Last year it released No CAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA, a system that just had users tick a box next to "I'm not a robot." This is in contrast to the CAPTCHA system that tasks users with solving a puzzle or typing a word (often with undecipherable letters).

No CAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA evolved from Google's Advanced Risk Analysis engine that "actively considers a user's entire engagement with the CAPTCHA -- before, during and after -- to determine whether that user is a human." CNET has reached out to Google for more information on how Invisible ReCAPTCHA will work, and will update when we have more information.

Websites interested in using Invisible ReCAPTCHA can sign up on the Google ReCAPTCHA website.