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 an unpublished blog from winter 2016/217 where I was working for EVRY, and had a blast brain strorming around AI and chatbots.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



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