California man’s enterprise is irritating telemarketing scammers with chatbots

Each week there appears to be one other cynical implementation of AI that devalues the human expertise so it’s with a breath of recent air that we report on a bed room enterprise that makes use of GPT-4 expertise to frustrate telemarketers.

“Battle again towards annoying telemarketers and evil scammers!” the Jolly Roger Phone Firm rails on its web site. “Our robots discuss to telemarketers so people do not must!”

Whereas nobody can put a worth on slamming the telephone down on a name middle employee, some amongst us may get some perverse pleasure out of listening to them squirm below the non sequiturs of AI. And it appears to be working for Jolly Roger, which has 1000’s of shoppers subscribed for $23.80 a 12 months.

The corporate has plenty of bots at its disposal all with distinctive voices and quirks that makes them completely infuriating to talk to from the unique Jolly Roger, primarily based on the voice of Californian founder Roger Anderson, to distracted mom Salty Sally, who retains wanting to speak a few expertise present she gained, to feisty senior citizen Whitey Whitebeard and extra. Samples of toe-curling conversations are throughout Jolly Roger’s web site.

“Oh jeez, cling on, there is a bee on me, cling on,” Jolly Roger tells one scammer. “There is a bee on my arm. OK, you understand what? You retain speaking, I am not gonna discuss, although. You retain speaking, say that half once more, and I am simply gonna keep quiet due to the bee.”

Sprinkle in gratuitous salvos of “Suuuure” and “Mhm” and “Sorry, I used to be having bother concentrating since you’re EXACTLY like anyone I went to highschool with so, sorry, say that half once more.” 5 minutes later you will have a chilly caller pulling their hair out and hanging up.

This is Salty Sally in motion:

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Prospects present the telephone numbers they wish to defend and the subscription prompts instantly. Customers login to the web site the place they will arrange whichever bot or bots they wish to make use of. Then, when a telemarketer calls, the consumer is ready to merge the decision with a specified or random bot. The shopper can then hearken to the fruits of their labor in Jolly Roger’s “Pirate Porthole.”

YouTubers like Kitboga have made a reputation for themselves by infuriating and hacking computer-based scammers in actual time whereas they attempt to swindle him over the phone, however now common people can do comparable with out having to elevate a finger.

At a time when AI grifters are attempting to persuade the gullible to flood the e book market with ChatGPT-generated joke books, it’s heartening to see one thing associated that’s each humorous and truly efficient. ®