Published on 12, July, 2020
I just had a call just now from an 'Energy Advisor' telling me my old fibreglass loft insulation is causing damp and mould and will need to be replaced and I needed an energy survey... - blah, blah. so I thought, ok, I'm in the mood - let's dance.... It sounded like a real person on the line - so I was getting comfy for the long haul - until I asked some random (confusing) questions and it reset to a different point in it's presentation and exactly repeated a couple of its previous lines - it was a semi-intelligent AI system based on snippet recordings done by a real person which it then assembled into plausible sounding conversation - so it is an 'automated con-man'. Once it decided I wasn't good prey, it cut off. Shame - I would love to have tested the limits of its programming for much longer. I'm impressed! Turing test 2/10 - fail. The number that comes up is 0113 509 7141I wonder how many people get signed up for a new insulation scam....?
I always liked telling people to hold the line - then popping off for cup of tea and a snack, then a movie. Perhaps fitting in a walk too.
Yeah - once every now and than is just annoying - many per week is unacceptable.
I was more impressed that the 'caller' was an A.I. and it tried to engage me in conversation - I'm aspie - I have poor social…
That's impressive yet disappointing that you didn't get to mess with a real person.
Yeah - I already had a cup of tea next to me so I was hoping to mess with them for ages.