The Federal Trade Commission has launched two new contests as part of their effort to combat those annoying ‘robo-calls’ we all get.
The initiative, called ‘Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back”, aims to create a tool that can automatically block or forward these unwanted calls.
The first part of the contest asks you to create a solution to identify robo-calls and block or forward them to a ‘honeypot’. In the second phase of the contest, you will use your honeypot to attract as many robo-calls as you can.
The first place winner will receive a $25,000 prize.
Another contest called, DetectaRobo, will be launched on June 6th