While the engineering skills required to build such a robot might not be overwhelming, the thought behind a robot, solving the “I am not a robot” captcha, is mind boggling. A “captcha” is a software mechanism of some applications, to ensure the user is a human and not a software script, attacking the platform. CAPTCHA is a backronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. Scripts will still struggle with getting past this gate, but it shows, robots are able to mime to be humans as far as user validation goes.
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