Why do we need CAPTCHA? | Quartz Obsession podcast

Those internet security tests that ask you to retype blurry numbers or pick out photos of traffic lights have an important job: They stop robots from gumming up the internet. But by using them everywhere, we’re training computers to see the world like we do, and they’re getting really good at it. What happens as it gets harder to prove our humanity online?

Kira Bindrim is the host of the Quartz Obsession podcast. She is an executive editor who works on global newsroom coverage and email products. She is obsessed with reality TV.

Nicolás (Nico) Rivero covers cybersecurity and all things tech at Quartz. He is obsessed with reading featured Wikipedia articles, watching nature documentaries, and eating mangos.

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Why AI developers love those annoying CAPTCHAs

Google’s site on reCAPTCHA

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