AI Assistants – commuters with kids scenario

EDIT: March 2018. an unpublished blog from winter 2016/217 where I was working for EVRY, and had a blast brain strorming around AI and chatbots.

After being interested in BOT technology for the past few years, I found a perfect pretty perfect scenario for an application. I’m commuting between Fredrikstad and Oslo most weekdays and some days I’m depending on the train to on time for me to pick up my daughter at school/SFO (After-school activities) in time before they close. So, when I’m required to pick up my daughter I need the train to be on time, otherwise I need to make a lot of phone calls to avoid unpleasant moments when I arrive Fredrikstad 🙂

A few weeks back, my train was pretty delayed, but luckily I was not responsible for picking up my daughter at school. But as  a developer at mind, I asked myself: “What if?”. What could go wrong if your train or other transportation is delayed?

  • You would probably get a fine for being late to pick up your child
  • You might have to reschedule deliveries at your home
  • You have to notify family about late arrival
  • I want to order a taxi on the-fly if needed to pick up my daughter if my wife/ex is at work as well
  • You have to reschedule or cancel other activities due to late arrival
  • What about dinner?
  • Errands that you HAVE to make?

As a “automate-it-all”  developer, one of my questions was: “How can I solve this with as less interaction as possible?” This problem has buzzed in head the past few months. And when I was asked to suggest a project for summer interns, I found this as the perfect scenario.

For several BOTs communicating with each other when certain situation occurs. The technology is ready to solve this kind of problem, but there should be some but there should be defined an application communication between

EDIT: Match 2018. If I had implemented this BOT protocol it would have saved alot. Maybe someone will take up the challange?



New year and employer

Due to my daughter didn’t like me commuting from Sarpsborg to Oslo almost every day. It has become worse the past few months on the train (NSB). Fully packed with people and not good to work, and with 2.5 hours one-way I needed to work on the train. Therefore I decided to get a job back home in Sarpsborg/Fredrikstad area again.

Good luck to my former collegues at and the modernation of the platform for Kompis, CustomerDirect and PosFinans. It has been a fast pace journey, but unfortunatly it’s ending here for me.

I now work for CGI Norway that has one office location in Sarpsborg. World-wide, CGI Group Inc has not less than 70,000 employees at over 400 locations and registered at New York (NYSE) on $74/share and Toronto (TSX) on Stock Exchanges. I will work in a department that has it’s focus on the energy business with network and power supplies and their customers. It is a business in fast change and regulations and potential to use new technology for automation the relationship between companies and their end-users.

I will have to refresh my Oracle knowledge from Oracle 8.1.7 from back to 2002, and proudly remembered the foldername of tnsnames 🙂

Now, I just need to get the MSDN Enterprise Subscription and have chat with IT to get rid of some stupid AD Policies. Yesterday, I had to supply my username and password 17 times. Today the number was 12 times while installing and upgrading the laptop with proper sofwtare and configuration.