Here is the "About Me" Page of my bloggin website. On the bottom right of your screen, you can find my AI powered messaging center!
Here is CovidCatcher's simple introduction. Explaining what it is good for!
Here we are reassuring the user that everything will be handled. We are comforting them, and we understand the stress they may be through.
Here is a portion of my JSON file! How cool!
My inspirations comes from the fear of this pandemic growing disproportionately. The fear that my family and friends could continue with their daily lives without recognizing a positive test for the virus. Now becoming a carrier. Potentially harming the older population without even realizing it. Why not validate the symptoms sooner, reaching out to a medical professional and reducing the possible exposure one may have on another, flattening the curve.
As of March 21, 2020
Coronavirus Cases: 308,609
What it does
CovidCatcher identifies a user with strong symptoms of the virus, "catches them", and reports meaningful and effective responses/dialogues with the user, in order for them to make more educated decisions on how to handle the current problem.
How I built it
Using Watson Cloud from IBM, I created the parameters and rules on their website. Once created, I established IBM's API relationship with Wordpress or my website. My website is "studenttosoftwareengineer.com" which is a website meant to host my blogging work. I decided it would be appropriate to include this feature on my website during this time, because many people are feeling panic, fear, anxiety and so fourth. If I could help relieve even one individual, my job is complete.
Challenges I ran into
What an intent is
How to use dialogue on IBM's website
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am mostly proud of the fact that I came across this Hackathon less then 24 hours into the process and participated in it.. As many of us are sitting at home unsure of the future, or just getting complacent with life, I decided to give this pandemic a small fight. I know, I didn't save a life. But I provided a small solution that could change the trajectory of how they view this season. In addition, learning Watson Cloud from IBM was so fascinating. I am so encouraged to learn more about cloud computing. I had no idea the amount of power these companies have provided us developers.
What I learned
I learned that tenacity ultimately dominates intellect when intellect does not decide to show up! Learning to learn is so import in moments like this. I was discouraged countless times by roadblocks that I faced. But deep down, I understood the level of will power it will take to complete a project with such little amount of time.
What's next for CovidCatcher
Ultimately saving actual lives. Providing real time stats of how much vaccine is present at X hospital. Providing real time stats of how much poultry and necessary food items are at grocery stores using a social network(facebook) to publish/post images of the local grocery store they attend(in return for some sort of user incentive).