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Very cool. But to say all cold callers will be obsolete in 10 years is a huge stretch. Now, with that said, there is a huge amount of time that could be saved by having a system like this work on your behalf to get to your point of contact (navigating gatekeepers, voice prompts, and directories) if utilized in a semi-auto fashion. The effectiveness of inside sales reps on the phones could be increased by a factor of 10 or more by allowing real human beings to interact only with decision makers.
I actually made something like this, but the other way round. So the person answering was a chatbot,
I integrated it with Twilio and worked with a mobile, you could call the number and "book a taxi" as it were. But you could set the chatbot up to be anything really, with it retrieving the relevant information.
Honestly I thought it was a kind of dumb idea and never reached out to businesses and wasn't sure how to sell it,
Is it not that bad?
Those bank IVRs were the inspiration, the difference with mine is that it speaks back to you,The position will slowly fade like factory jobs in the early 00. No one actually taking notice until it's too late.
3 places will still have them:
It only took 20 years for the internet to revolutionize and completely change the way we do business. From a 1% usage rate across the world in the late 1990s to 60% today.
- The 1-2 offices that have, done it this way for decades, so why should we change. Or We're authentic around here, we use real humans.
- People just starting out who need to hustle their way in.
- And perhaps executive level outreach that requires more complex human interactions. Like video conferences and dinners.
If Moor's law continues to hold true (repurposed for AI), then a 10 year timeframe is more than plausible.
Bit of a stretch? Yeah.
Huge stretch? History leads me to believe otherwise.
M8 if your bot could actually pick up what people are saying, you'd be a hero. A rich one, at that.
Banks in the US use automated bots you speak to, for commands. Those things are worse than trying to talk to an uncontacted tribe in the middle of the Pacific. At least you can point to a coconut and agree on a similar sound, in that case.
The robot just hangs up on you lol
And these are multi-billion dollar companies, mind you.
10.1 years until it's illegal to spam cold calls using robots, awesome tech otherwise, really impressive demo.
An easy example is down here at the local Sam's Club. Earlier this year I noticed they started handing out cards saying you could scan and pay through an app. It shocked me how nonchalantly it was being passed out by workers as if it was no big deal. There are a lot of workers out there who don't realize the looming threat to their jobs that is right around the corner.
The good thing is that it gives more motivation for the hustle. I want to be Fastlane before that sort of stuff hits because it will be one hell of a game changer. I'd like to be in a better off position to take advantage of it instead of the dreaded "what do I do now?" experience that Detroit factory workers experienced.
Well, it's not like they can say no. Either hand out the cards now and get fired later. Or don't and get fired now.
5-10 years is definitely plenty of time to build up and cash out, with enough to retire.
Then there's the part afterwards. No jobs is really safe. Not even AI programming itself.
But that's 20 or more years out. In the meantime, we have the prefect opportunity to be the first disruptors in an industry.
Think back to when the app store was new. Easy money with the first apps, even if newer and better ones came after.
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