Jolly Roger is a service to help customers fight back against telemarketers and scammers. The company created a robot named “Whitey Whitebeard” to talk to telemarketers. Telemarketers don’t know that they’re talking to a robot so it wastes the time of telemarketers and scammers who are calling you. (Listen to Whitey Whitebeard in action below.) The two founders of Jolly Roger, Stephen Berkson and Roger Anderson from California, are pitching their business on Shark Tank on Sunday, March 10.
In order to use Jolly Roger Telephone’s Pirate Voicemail feature, you need to set up “conditional forwarding” so your phone will forward to Jolly Roger if you reject or ignore the call. The challenge is that each carrier has different codes for the “conditional forwarding.”
The day before their Shark Tank pitch, Jolly Roger announced that the company is “now using IBM Watson” to produce “artificial stupidity.” Jolly Roger admits that using IBM Watson “isn’t particularly cheap at our current volume level” so they need to spread the word to “scale this up and make better use of Watson!” New episodes of Shark Tank air Sundays at 10 pm on ABC, right after American Idol. [Related: 27 Favorite ‘Shark Tank’ Products at Amazon — New List]