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Meet the Robot Telemarketer Who Denies She’s A Robot

Meet the Robot Telemarketer Who Denies She’s A Robot

The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy.

When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.




Read more: Samantha West The Telemarketer Robot Who Swears She's Not a Robot | TIME.com
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