We had to cramp for an idea so our idea was about creating ideas.

What it does

talk and reply like a real person

ask user questions to expand their own intelligence

allows user to upload picture to express their ideas

detects user's emotions throughout

generates idea after ten texts (thus the name tengent, you know... like tangent but ten-gent ...)

How we built it

Django rest server in the backend which uses AWS comprehend, rekognition and eliza.

ReactJS front end.

Challenges we ran into

Having little front end development experience was a liability in setting up the chat service. Routing data from the top of the stack to process in the AWS console was difficult as none of the members have worked with AWS previously.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Our chat bot talks like a person and it integrates machine learning and overall works! We are able to successfully display different pictures and results based on the sentiment/image analysis of the hyperlinks and chat.

Developing the concept and working together was also really awesome.

What we learned

It would be helpful in the future to have more technical experience, not to overlook any parts of the stack. Design criteria needs to be fitted more accordingly to the skill level of the developers, and possibly emphasize a MVP faster in the production timeline.

What's next for Tengent

There are many other features still missing, such as aggregating insights and visualizing with a word map. We would like to have a dual-pane on the right side of the page to be able to show visuals for the analysis of chat/pictures s users can have more creative cues!

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