The new telemarketing robot who swears she’s not a robot

This is comedy gold. A telemarketer called a Times reported trying to get him to sign up for health insurance. He sniffs out that she appears to be software driven (as opposed to a human reading from a complex script) and sets out to prove this.

I do find this incredibly funny but, at the same time, I can see this as the future of telemarketing. This “Samantha West” implementation is flawed and a bit slow on the uptake, but I can see this approach getting much better. To the point where most folks won’t be able to tell the difference between a robotic telepresence and a real human being.

The robots are coming.