The buzz around ChatGPT has taken over the world!

Like most people in technology, I have been blown away by ChatGPT-4 and I have been working on ways to integrate it into the Jolly Roger Telephone network. While I was working on it, I was contacted by a reporter with the Wall Street Journal asking if I was using any of these modern AI tools. Nothing motivates like a potential article in the Wall Street Journal! So I began an intense journey into superprompts, APIs, voice cloning, and lots of development. The result is a fascinating, entertaining, and powerful chatbot that can keep the telemarketers and scammers busy for a while.

For my first female robot, I cloned the voice of Salty Sally, one of my favorites. Much of the underlying algorithm is the same, but now we have a lot more happening behind the scenes to keep Salty Sally supplied with suitable responses for the call’s topic. The heart of the GPT-4 integration is the “superprompt”. Steve and I have tuned this superprompt pretty well, and it’s flexible as you’ll hear in future calls. We are still tweaking it, but the results are amazing so far.

In the call featured below, Salty Sally GPT gets a call from an insurance telemarketer. These calls may not always be scams. In this case, it could be a “lead generator” for an insurance company. But you never know because the calls will often start the same way and all will eventually involve personal information. If you are reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you to NEVER TRUST an unsolicited call. It’s easy to spoof callerids and with just a little bit of public information about you they earn the trust of their victims. Please let us handle these calls so you don’t have to deal with them and we’ll keep them busy so they cannot bug anyone else for a few minutes.

Here is the link to the Wall Street Journal article. It’s likely to be paywalled for a while but should eventually be public:

Thanks for listening!