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Build a Robot That Fights Robocalls | SignalWire


“Robocall SPAM Scams and unsolicited telemarketing calls are my favorite part of having a phone!”

Said no one that you've ever met or will likely ever meet.

Unlike email services that recognize and filter out SPAM and offer the satisfying option to drop a SPAM label on the scammy or excessively persistent unwanted emails that slip through, your phone doesn't make it quite so easy to do the same with robocalls and persistent telemarketing calls.

Except now, if you have basic JavaScript skills, you can.

The SignalWire Communications API makes it easy to programmatically modify active phone calls to a SignalWire phone number in real time, offering you a plethora of options for creative applications on top of traditional phone numbers.

In this case: options for taking the heat to Robocall SPAM. Such as:

    • Sending SPAMMY telemarketers into a conversation with a robo-answering robot.
    • Pressing “**” to mark an unwanted telemarketing call as "SPAM" right in the middle of the unwanted sales pitch.
    • Automatically blocking future calls from that number.

    Watch this free, 45-minute LiveWire Workshop and discover the real time capabilities of the SignalWire Communications API by building an app that pushes back on Robocalls and unwanted telemarketing offers.

    At the end of the workshop, you (someone with at least basic javascript skills) will have built a robocall "honey pot.”

    Your new app will also include:

      • An "audio captcha" that discerns the difference between a human caller and a robocall built to SPAM and scam you.
      • The option to send telemarketing agents into a conversation with a robot.
      • The option to mark an unsolicited marketing call as SPAM after you've answered the call and realized your mistake.
      • An automatically-generated list of flagged numbers that will be used to screen future calls without you having to do anything else.

      Along with your new robocall fighting app, you may also walk away with your own creative ideas for real time natural language processing apps.

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Event begins Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Hosted by

Daniele Di Sarli
Developer Relations Manager

Brett Burnette
Technical Success Manager