Our lives improve when we discover our compatibilities with the world around us -- with our friends, our romantic partners, our roommates, our workplaces, and with ourselves. We're building a bot that helps us uncover those compatibilities. Compatibot guides us through the process of self discovery, then recommends where to find the things we need most to improve our lives.
What it does
Provides conversational walkthroughs to identify what our preferences are across common domains, e.g. friends, roommates, workplaces, and romantic partners, then refers us to compatible people, options, and resources.
How we built it
Heroku + api.ai + FB messenger + .club + watson + harman
Challenges we ran into
Facebook has a 1 week delay to review new chatbots before they're publicly accessible; API.AI and Harman have insufficient documentation
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our bot is live and can talk! It just lacks training :P
What we learned
Bots are still incredibly nascent, and documentation is scarce; Effective human communication takes a lot of translation in order to fit it into bot logics.
What's next for Compatibility Club
Adding new integrations for sharing, sentiment analysis, personality insights, voice recognition, and social activity recommendation; expanding beyond dating to housing, careers, etc.