Artificial intelligence outsmarts security check system

Computer scientists have developed artificial intelligence, which outsmarts a computers security check system.

Captcha, which means the “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, challenges people to show they are human by recognising a variety of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly.

Researchers developed an algorithm that imitates how the human brain responds to these visual clues.

When logging into a website, users have to solve puzzles or identify digits, symbols and letters to prove they are human.

Computers usually struggle to pass these tests. According to the BBC, Google said reCaptcha test is so complicated that even humans can only solve it 87% of the time.

Written by Leah Alger