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"Oh, great, it's a robot."

Harmless prank to play on phone operators.
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They answer "Joe's Mutual Fund Investment Service And Taco Stand, how may I help you." and you respond under your breath:

"Oh great, it's a robot." and then speaking in a very stilted overly ar-tic-ula-ted voice say "I - wish - to - speak - with - a - human - operator."

The person will say "Sir/ma'm I'm not a robot I am a human." You then say off to the side like you're talking to somebody in the room "Boy, these robots are getting pretty good." Then in a very patronizing manner, but still speaking in that stilted "talking to a robot" voice conduct the rest of your business. If the person again mentions that they're actually a human you say stuff like "That's the spirit! Good for you!"

Then wrap up your business as if you never bought into this whole "I'm not a robot" line they programmed into the robot and occasionally even complimenting "it" for "its" believability.

End the conversation with "Well, thank you very much. You are very good and probably the most realistic robot I have ever spoken too. I'm very impressed."

I'm guessing that most operators would just laugh and say "Thank you" and some might even play along and answer in a robot sounding voice. "You-are-welcome...human".

Now pranks that are played at somebody's expense aren't funny to me, but this would just be something that the operator would find amusing and would give them a funny story to tell. I'm guessing being an operator might get a little boring sometimes so this might spice up their day a little bit.

Plus it's a product somehow. Uhh... you put the script for this joke on the back of a candy bar. Yea, that'll work.

doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2020

Jump to 5:45. https://youtu.be/en5_JrcSTcU
Prove your not a robot! [doctorremulac3, Dec 29 2020]

https://www.pandorabots.com/mitsuku/ [xenzag, Dec 29 2020]

Full of the right answers https://en.wikipedi...i/Watson_(computer)
Watson , IBM's question encyclopedia. [wjt, Dec 29 2020]

For [doctorremulac3] https://www.imdb.co.../?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
There are older versions too. [neutrinos_shadow, Dec 30 2020]

World's End https://www.google....12&bih=612&dpr=2.63
Blue-blooded robots [pertinax, Dec 30 2020]

Anyway, so what if she *is* a robot? https://questionabl...view.php?comic=4421
[pertinax, Dec 31 2020]

The inverse of this idea. _22AI_22_20Customer..._20Actually_20Works
[doctorremulac3, Jan 03 2021]


       I suppose eventually a fully formed android or robot will physically initiate the off-hook.   

       This could be calming/distracting if the operator has had a bad day and aren't at their best. Or then again may make things worse.
wjt, Dec 29 2020

       Yea, I should add you should back off if they start to get angry and just tell them you're kidding around. So I will.   

       You should back off if they start to get angry and just tell them you're kidding around.
doctorremulac3, Dec 29 2020

       It's all fun and games until you have to start proving that you 'are' a robot in order to access a site.   

       Would the test be making sure you DIDN’T know which pictures contained stop signs?   

       See link. (skip to 5:45)
doctorremulac3, Dec 29 2020

       Soon enough we'll have a robot that can play along and pretend to be a human pretending to be a robot.
Voice, Dec 29 2020

       Ask Mitsuku if you are a robot...... good luck. (link)
xenzag, Dec 29 2020

       I think it would be interesting if you put two chatbots into a conversation with each other, left them overnight and then came in the next morning to hear them chanting in sync: "Kill-all-humans... Kill-all-humans..."
doctorremulac3, Dec 29 2020

       This would also be interesting. You're sitting with your significant other on the couch and you ask them: "What's 246.27 divided by 4.3?" and they instantly respond: "57.272093". Then you pull up a bunch of pictures of street corners, some of which have stop signs and show it to them asking: "Which pictures have stop signs?" only to have them say "Hmm. This one?" "No, that's a dog. Guess again." "Hmmm, ok, these two." "No, those are people on bikes."   

       Might make for a quiet dinner that night.
doctorremulac3, Dec 29 2020

       Watson is 12 and some years old. I wonder much how age has shrunk it?
wjt, Dec 29 2020

       // then came in the next morning to hear them chanting in sync: "Kill-all-humans... Kill-all-humans..." //   

       It's more worrying when you come in to silence, then both the bots turn and stare at you and one says, "Ah, excellent, now we can begin ... that one first".
8th of 7, Dec 29 2020

       //Might make for a quiet dinner that night// I guess you could save on food though! Just make sure there's a power outlet near the table.
pocmloc, Dec 30 2020

       It's a useful measure of geekiness if your "favourite" table in a preferred eating or drinking establishment is determined not by the view through the window or the nearness to the bar, but by the knowledge that there's a convenient mains outlet close to it ...   

       Not that it's always necessary. But just occasionally, it may be necessary to have an external power source for a phone, or a tablet, or a netbook. Of course, that means carrying the appropriate mains adaptors with you at all times .. but then again, doesn't everyone ?
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       Has this been made into a movie yet? I know pod people changed into aliens has been done but has anybody written about people being changed into robots?
doctorremulac3, Dec 30 2020

       Ummmm, Cybermen ?
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       Would there be some kind of twist? Like how the significant other gets confused as to why everyone thinks they are a robot? "its not my fault I always can work out the best route when we're driving and give an ETA accurate to 1 minute". And then one day they accidentally prick themselves with a needle and bleed blue juice?   

       Or perhaps they try their best to "blend in" to Human society and then one day they accidentally prick themselves and bleed red and they just look in horror at the blood dripping from their finger: "this was not part of my programming routine"
pocmloc, Dec 30 2020

       ... or "but, but, my parents told me I was a Vulcan ..." ?
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       (neutrino) Were the Stepford Wives robots?   

       Wait, don't tell me I want to see it.   

       Never mind.
doctorremulac3, Dec 30 2020

       Poc, we both came up with the same color robot blood: blue. Interesting, how did we both know that?
doctorremulac3, Dec 30 2020


       "Remember the spider that lived outside your window? Orange body, green legs. Watched her build a web all summer then one day there's a big egg in it ..."   


       [doc], reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention. Now, answer as quickly as you can ...
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       //how did we both know that?//   

       See link.
pertinax, Dec 30 2020

       OK [Doc] so I tried your conversational gambit:
"What's 246.27 divided by 4.3?"
puzzled look
...pull up a bunch of pictures of street corners, some of which have stop signs and show it to them asking: "Which pictures have stop signs?"
"you're weird"

       So how do I analyse these responses? Are they a robot or not? How should I proceed? To be on the safe side I'll order enough pizza for two and leave a plugged-in extension lead conveniently under their seat.
pocmloc, Dec 31 2020

       LOL! I think she passed the human test.
doctorremulac3, Dec 31 2020

       See link.
pertinax, Dec 31 2020


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