Secret Santa is a fun Christmas tradition where a group of people exchange gifts anonymously. A survey conducted by GB Posters shows that more than a quarter of the individuals struggle to find the right gift. Sant.ai Clause is a digitized Secret Santa platform that helps users find the perfect gift using social media accounts and AI.
What it does
Sant.ai Clause takes a user’s social media username to analyze their interests. It feeds the results to a product search engine to generate a set of gifts ideal for that user. The user can also opt to add items to their wishlist manually
A user interested in sending a gift first sets a budget. Based on the budget and their Reddit, they are paired with an individual whose subreddits best align with them. If the user struggles to pick a gift from the wishlist, they can ask Sant.ai Clause to pick one randomly.
Donation to Charity
After purchasing the gift, the user can choose to donate the remaining amount from their budget to a charity.
We use network analysis to find a similar score for each user. We then compare everyone's similarity to each other and select the least similar people.
We use each user's post on social media to get a list of topics they are interested in. We do this by getting the nouns they posted on Twitter and the subreddits they comment, upvote, and post in.
How We built it
- React Native
- Google Cloud Platform
Challenges We ran into
- Twitter API
Accomplishments that We're proud of
We are proud of the network analysis of subreddits and tweet analysis powered product recommendations
We have a working app at the end of the hackathon
What We learned
Product recommendation engines are smart but there is a long way to go before AI can fully implement a comprehensive recommender
What's next for Sant.ai Clause
more features, partnering with large shopping platforms and charity providers