This Telemarketer Robot Claims She is a Real Person. Can You Tell the Difference?
A human-sounding telemarketer says she is real. Can you tell from this recording?
TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer received a call from a telemarketer offering a deal on health insurance. There was something uncanny about the call. The telemarketer sounded amazingly like a real person, and even claimed to be one. However, the telemarketer also failed other tests (although the robot had ways of avoiding questions - such as claiming a bad connection).
Other TIME reporters subsequently called this telemarketer back, and released the following recording of the freaky conversation:
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