Robots will soon be able to deal with annoying telemarketers

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- Nobody likes to be bothered by cold-calling telemarketers. Whether it is at dinner or during your personal relax time, they always call at inopportune moments.

The times of dealing with telemarketers may soon be at an end with a piece of new technology.

Scott Schaeffer of Blade Technologies spoke with Fox 2 this morning for a live demonstration of the Jolly Roger.

The Jolly Roger is an automated algorithm designed to impersonate a real person, and to frustrate telemarketers and keep them on the phone for as long as possible.

  1. A robot that helps you with ditching unwanted telemarketer calls with a bit more panache- and may help you to not receive additional calls in the future.
    1. The Jolly Roger Telephone company provides you with a free 'bot.
    2. The robot is driven by an algorithm that does a handshake (hello, hello) then, once the other party answers, begins to engage the unwanted caller.
  2. How can you use it?
    1. Press "add call"
    2. Diar 214-666-4321. When you're dialing, keep the unwanted caller engaged.
    3. Press "Add call" or "Merge call" or "Conference" will add the robot to the conversation.
    4. MUTE YOURSELF so your background noise doesn't affect the conversation.
    5. Listen to the call, and hang up when the telemarketer hangs up.
  3. Resources to help not get unwanted calls in the first place:
    1. National Do Not Call Registry
    2. MO No-Call registration page

Scott A. Schaffer, CISA, CISSP
Blade Technologies, Inc.

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