reCAPTCHA is a user-dialogue system originally developed by Luis von Ahn, Ben Maurer, Colin McMillen, David Abraham and Manuel Blum at Carnegie Mellon University's main Pittsburgh campus, and acquired by Google in September 2009. Like the CAPTCHA interface, reCAPTCHA asks users to enter words seen in distorted text images onscreen. By presenting two words it both protects websites from bots attempting to access restricted areas and helps digitize the text of books.The reCAPTCHA service supplies subscribing websites with images of words that optical character recognition (OCR) software has been unable to read.
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  • Google Updates CAPTCHA API to Weed Out Robots

    … Years ago, as a safety measure to ensure that robots could not crawl gated content or access online shopping carts, Google implemented the much-recognized CAPTCHA box with distorted numbers and letters. Users would then need to enter the information shown in the box to prove they weren't robots, which often took multiple attempts. Now…

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