However, like a ace prank caller, throughout the conversation the AI will do tons of little things, frustrating for scammers and funny for us, to prevent the discussion from actually going forward. You can see some excellent examples of Re:scam and its purposeful obtuseness in action in this Scribd thread by The Guardian.
SINGAPORE – Not only did she know next to nothing about the industry, it also turned out that that the former owner of the bridal shop she just bought had run off with clients’ money - leaving Teo Peiru and her business partner with about S0,000 in debt, and customers’ packages to service.“In short, he left an empty shell for us,” said Ms Teo, the managing director of La Belle Couture Weddings on Tanjong Pagar Road.
What makes Re:scam so brilliant is that it acts almost like a fly trap for shady online characters.
After you forward the scam email to [email protected], the AI will then begin conversing with the scammer. Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at pm ET on Google Hangouts.
A year later, the trend has slid down the mountain into its own uncanny valley.
So far, she has built a food-ordering chatbot that is able to give food recommendations.
Such technology, she said, could be a huge value-add for brick-and-mortar frontline businesses.“She is making people sit up and notice,” said Ms Teo’s sister, Janine.
Messaging apps like Facebook’s Messenger have not done enough to promote chatbots, so not enough people have been using chatbots, so chatbot makers don’t have enough feedback to improve their conversational capabilities.
Roughly 78 percent of adults in the US have not even heard of chatbots, according to an online survey that Publicis Groupe’s Digitas LBi hired Harris Poll to conduct in November 2016.