reCAPTCHA is a free CAPTCHA service that helps to digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows. Check out our
paper in Science about it (or read more below).
A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them —
colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites
to prevent abuse from "bots," or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can
read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.