We all get too many emails. And writing out professional responses for every email can take a lot of time. Templates are lame, but bots are AWESOME! So we thought of how a bot could solve endless email syndrome!
What it does
MAILBOT reads all the emails in your inbox and summarizes the most important ones into short summaries that are sent via a Spark Bot. You can then speak to your MAILBOT as you would a personal assistant with a short description of what you require and MAILBOT will create professionally formatted emails so that you don't have to spend time answering endless emails!
How we built it
The Harmon headphones connect to a native iOS application that streams the audio information from the microphones up to the server in order to convert the speech to text. The app was built in XCode using Objective-C programming.
Challenges we ran into
We experienced out of memory server crashing due to sending streaming audio to our server. Data structuring was an issue, specifically data parsing for Watson caused us some issues. Luckily, we pulled it off in the end! Thanks to the amazing Watson mentors :)
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of the fact that half of our team is female devs! We're proud of implementing so many APIs and are really excited by how well they worked together!
What we learned
We learned that Natural Language Classification is VERY difficult. We also learned how to scale speech to text applications on IBM's Bluemix infrastructure.
What's next for MailBot.tech
We'd love to scale this product out into a more complex project and will likely continue building this product as we love building super cool A.I. Driven chatbots!