The Robo-Telemarketer

RT Animated Adventures: The Robo-Telemarketer

Burnie gets a call and is uncertain whether he is talking to an annoying robot or an annoying telemarketer.

Audio from The Rooster Teeth Podcast #323: https://roosterteeth.com/episode/rt-podcast-season...

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  • rebkos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I know this is over a year ago at this point and @burnie is probably no longer existential about this... But I've definitely gotten 2 different robocalls before where I've managed to get it to say "oh, do I sound that bad today?" 

    Definitely a fucking toaster.

  • ToggleAwesomeness

    5 months ago

    I'm guessing it was a person just trolling Burnie. The "What makes you say that?" and the "I guess I'm not" are just not likely to be said by a computer. Not saying no could mean she's just being a troll.

  • Legit-Purpose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Legit Purpose

    10 months ago

    It's Skynet! 

  • CBeitz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Suck it Alan Turing!

    • ExplosiveNinja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      He's rolling in his grave right now...


      "THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE!!"

  • Wntermute FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So, basically the telemarketer robot passed the Turing Test. Score one for AI.

  • PIroDoughnut

    1 year ago

    I just made a similar comment on Open Haus #40, but Lawrence got one of these phone calls in the middle of the show!

  • Mohawk_Rob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Formerly robnbomb :-)

    1 year ago

    I just had this happen to me.. I just switched phone numbers and my new number was a house line.. and someone called and I asked if it was a recording and they responded with "do I sound that bad today?" and I just started laughing. Then I hop on here just re-watching random videos and this one pops up. lol

  • CaptJack92a

    1 year ago

    Been there. Wound up hanging up first though after the follow up question.

  • dungeonduck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A duck in a dungeon

    1 year ago

    It was probably this new robo-telemarketing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecCohVLuaVU

  • Tinoguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Same exact thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Nice sounding lady, asked if she sounded that bad, then the call went downhill from there. Weird tech these days.

  • victim130

    1 year ago

    The reason she wouldn't say no is because most companies tell you not to lol. I just got a job at one and we were told to never say no, unless it was our only option. Probably not a robot, but still funny lol

  • Perraith

    1 year ago

    Skynet

  • ImAbetastic Ignite

    1 year ago

    It's not a robot, its a person operating a sound-board like software that compensates for their accent in hopes a female American voice will make Americans customers feel more certain regarding the sale.

    There are a couple of articles about it now, its a fairly new technic that might me dropped because of experience like this and shows to be most of it from the India Call Centers.

  • Mindjet

    1 year ago

    It begins.....

    ._.

  • TheTNTRaider FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Next time, put Siri up to the speaker. Lol

  • HScorpiusXI

    1 year ago

    Oh man, I hope next AA is Geoff's steamy dream about Jenny McArthy. That would be awesome.

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    1 year ago

    next time something like that happens, trick the robot and make it think you are a robot

    or if it is a real person who is acting like a robot, do the same thing and trick them and make them believe you are a robot.

    fry their minds O_O

  • sonny88p

    1 year ago

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  • kevhazard

    1 year ago

    my nan that gets these calls at the moment that when she answers it just says "goodbye " its really starting to piss her off

    • user-55e51dfc796fe

      1 year ago

      I get those all of the time to, they are very annoying

  • ROKnPanda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    A computer typing on a computer. Genius! XD

  • aurouroborus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is one of my favourites

  • andymccabe42

    1 year ago

    Is anyone else getting an error message "Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied"
    Using chrome, on mac osx, and I'm in Ireland if any of that makes a difference?

    • MasonQuaid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      i'm chrome on mac os too. Same error. Using Safari seems to work.

  • Leafia

    1 year ago

    What's the point of paying for a sponsorship if the videos never load on the RT website?

    • Shina

      1 year ago

      loaded for me ?

    • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

      1 year ago

      maybe you take that money that you used for sponsorship next year and buy an internet connection that isn't a steaming pile of donkey diarrhoea

    • sonny88p

      1 year ago

      I understand your problems, they don't load for me either, M3U8 problems every time
      (except for when they finally go on youtube and then the video here becomes youtube as well)

      When the new site launched I was planning on becoming a sponsor again
      Because of this error I have not and now even after a month it is still not fixed

    • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Mac user?

    • ToggleAwesomeness

      5 months ago

      It looks like a Chrome on Mac problem, but the UI on RT is very trashy. Not the biggest fan, but it's better than a blocked YT. (And the wait :wink)

  • dethsend Team Valor

    1 year ago

    I've been getting calls like this for a few weeks now. Driving me nuts. I kind of just start cussing and bringing up nonsensical topics. Apparently the computer's name is "Sarah"

  • vanitasxxvanitatum

    1 year ago

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/these-telemarketers-n...



    So in other words, it was almost certainly a robot, and the reason it was able to respond with that "Do I sound that bad?" was because there is a person monitoring the call and selecting the appropriate answers. They're getting craftier all the time. D:

    • FallenBytes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      hmm... telemarketer has to do 3x as much work listening to people with no raise in pay, but doesn't have to actually talk to the customer... sounds like a good deal.

  • DannyOhm

    1 year ago

    Something similar happened to me and I also got "do I sound that bad..." comment too

  • TJ_Walks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I remember at the time when Burnie told this story, tweeting or commenting somewhere that I want an rtaa for this...... I'm so happy right now

  • Dethfuse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    lol

  • GentlemanJax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The first machine to pass the Turing test and it's a shitty telemarketing scheme and the only evidence is a minute and a half clip on a comedy site.

    Not a bang, but a whimper.

  • OrionKaelin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Something very similar to this happened to me. At first some rather regular response were made but then one that dint quite makes sense. I ask if they are a computer, remembering this situation. A pause, then it/she goes on a monologue of... something I cant remember now. I tried interrupting, loudly, but they/it keeps trudging on without a single pause. It was wierd.

  • john0498

    1 year ago

    it was probably a person and they were just messing with him

  • jlil001 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    the best part is i cant tell if it was a robot or a person that person must have a lot of fun every time she gets asked if shes a robot that would be the best part of my job

  • MrIHaveASword FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    RTAA is the number one reason I rewatch older podcasts.

  • BenSalzano FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Gus's mouth doesn't move....

  • kboy21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Probably a Shark

    1 year ago

    Wide eyed Burnie is the best Burnie.

    • improbablewhale FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I beg to differ. Catbug Burnie and Girl Burnie are pretty good contenders.

  • orangeapple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So this is the videos the robots will show Burnie when they judge him unworthy.

  • timxhorton

    1 year ago

    it was a robot! i used to work for a call center and we never talked we used a program made by the company to talk to people using key binds.

    Key binds would equal certain fazes..ex...n=no, y=yes. that kind of thing. So yeah you were talking to a robot lol

  • Trevmann13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I got one of these calls not too long ago and immediately thought of this podcast! Glad to see it as an RTAA!

    keep up the great work Jordan!

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    1 year ago

    and if this was chris he would probably try to go out with the robot car lady

    • Trevmann13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      But...robot car!

  • Alexshow Time to change a thing..

    1 year ago

    I'm sure this is one of the reasons he hates Robot cars..right?


  • dlue2sofu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The robots will not forget this transaction Burnie.

  • Novazeros371 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Grey Knight

    1 year ago

    One of my favorite (non-Drunk) Burnie stories; this, name game, and Burnie getting caught

  • FinallyBez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not a Pirate

    1 year ago

    Thank you! I was hoping this would be a RTAA!!!

  • Fdcampa

    1 year ago

    So will RoosterTeeth be the resistance when the robots try to take over the world because I'm all for that, just give me a weapon that is also a gun

  • HOWtwoROCK

    1 year ago

    I'm gonna start asking people who call if they're a robot

  • DrMulti

    1 year ago

    So this 'robot' just passed a limited turing test right?

  • Cassner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hail Hydra

    1 year ago

    Would you fight a robot? But you don't know what type of robot it is could be anything from a T800 to a Mr Coffee with an automatic drip ands connected to the Internet. You win the fight, you never have to pay taxes again, get a new car every year, and free unlimited access to top tier hotels for the rest of your life. If you lose you have to become that robot's slave for a year and you are forever known as the person who lost to the robots.

  • Tarawa217 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Stories like these are hilarious when told on the podcast, but the animations just add that extra element!

  • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

    1 year ago

    so much for Burnie's no record of speaking bad about our future over-lords

  • AlthiosGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Awesome work as always Jordan :D