New research from North Carolina State University finds that the number of robocalls isn’t going up and that answering a robocall doesn’t make you more likely to get additional robocalls. “These findings stem from a broader study that is the first step toward a more robust set of tools for reducing robocalls, if not eliminating them,” says Brad Reaves, co-author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of computer science at NC State. “We made some fundamental advances in tracking robocalls back to their source, and upended a lot of the conventional wisdom regarding robocalls.”
“We want to abolish robocalling entirely, and a project of this scope puts us one step closer to achieving that,” said David Morken, founder, and CEO of Bandwidth, in a statement.
Learn more about the study in WRAL Techwire.