Umh, anything that will end up in the POST request will be reproduced by a bot, I don't even actually look at the page when implementing screen scraping modules, but just at the Network tab of the Chrome Dev Tools.
What I think have the potential to remove the need for conscious CAPTCHA solving is what Google is supposedly doing here: machine learning on behavioral patterns in the user interaction with the form (instead of just with the CAPTCHA).
It seems like you had that backwards -- hope that clears it up.
I think that's where the issue lies: these tools do different things. Honeypot fields defend against general bots. Captchas defend against specific bots, too, but also have greater friction, so are only used when specific bots are an issue.