We all know how local businesses suffered due to COVID-19. This is a project that we built to help them understand what avenues are available to help them grow and re-build.
What it does
The user can enter a channel that we created specifically for this on Discord and type in their needs. If they need some food, they can just type in, "I need some food".
How we built it
We built it using Python using the Discord.py package, a charity API and hosted it on Google App Engine.
Challenges we ran into
Difficulties in parsing the Charity API to obtain the data that we wanted from it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We built an actual discord chatbot without any prior such experience.
What we learned
How chatbots work and how to work with NLP to understand context
What's next for BetterTogether
Some more additions to make the NLP better and help it understand a lot more context. Integration of more API's to able to help more.