Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 is amazing
Gone are the days of reCAPTCHA math problems, and picking images, and checkboxes, etc! Since Google acquired reCAPTCHA they have been using it both to prevent bots and spammers from taking over the internet and to train machine learning models, now end users won’t ever see it!
That’s right! Google has been using you, a human, to train machine learning models to identify things within images. You know, “Choose all images containing streets signs”, etc. You thought that was to prove you were human? Only partly, it was also Google leveraging billions of humans interactions into training it’s machines. Ironic, right?
Well, now reCAPTCHA v3 is here, which removes any friction or difficulty actual humans might have had by eliminating direct interaction/prompts. Instead it now leverages information like known spammer accounts, IP addresses and regions to identify the probability that the user is a human. Once verified, reCAPTCHA v3 assigns scores to users interactions with the website, these scores can then be viewed on the My reCAPTCHA Admin panel.
Lemacks Media is currently working on rolling out reCAPTCHA v3 to all clients, and replacing reCAPTCHA v2 with for anyone who’s site currently uses it.