New phone feature helps filter spam calls

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(WIVB) – Most of us are no stranger to getting “robocalls,” and experts say we should expect more of them in the future.

Americans received 30 billion spam calls last year, but some promising technology could cut down on them.

A new feature on Google’s latest phone lets artificial intelligence answer the call for you.

You’ll get a transcript of who it is and then can decide to pick it up or mark it as spam.

A new system called “Stir/Shaken” requires all calls to carry an authentic digital signature. This makes sure the number you see in the caller ID is legitimate and not a spoof.

Verizon says it will start rolling out the system later this year. Other phone companies are expected to have it in 2019.

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