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TheFreysDeFi
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AI Companion

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$5,000 USD

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Overview

AI Companion is a tool using AI to provide real-time, personalized support for individuals battling drug addiction. Leveraging SingularityNET’s decentralized AI, the app predicts relapse risks, offers motivational messages, medication reminders, and schedules therapy sessions. It aims to engage 10,000 users in the first year, enhancing recovery outcomes through accessible, scalable, and privacy-focused support. The project aligns with SingularityNET’s mission to democratize AI, promoting better health outcomes and societal benefits.

Proposal Description

Our Team

The team is a work in progress and includes singularitynet ambassadors. 

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Please explain how this future proposal will help our decentralized AI platform grow and how this ideation phase will contribute to that proposal.

The AI Companion project will demonstrate the practical benefits of SingularityNET's decentralized AI, attracting more users and developers. It will enhance AI models with diverse data, increase user adoption, and build trust through secure, privacy-focused solutions. The ideation phase defines clear objectives, engages stakeholders, outlines technical needs, assesses risks, and creates a roadmap, ensuring the project aligns with SingularityNET’s goals and showcases its platform’s strengths in addressing societal issues like addiction.

Clarify what outcomes (if any) will stop you from submitting a complete proposal in the next round.

The AI Companion project will grow SingularityNET's decentralized AI by demonstrating its benefits, enhancing models with diverse data, increasing user adoption, and building trust through secure, privacy-focused solutions. The ideation phase defines objectives, engages stakeholders, outlines technical needs, assesses risks, and creates a roadmap, aligning with SingularityNET’s goals. 

Outcomes that could prevent submitting a complete proposal include incomplete stakeholder engagement, unresolved technical requirements, insufficient risk mitigation, lack of comprehensive data, and funding/resource gaps.

The core problem we are aiming to solve

AI Companion addresses the critical problem of drug addiction relapse by leveraging AI to provide continuous, personalized support. The app uses machine learning to predict high-risk moments for relapse and offers real-time interventions such as motivational messages, coping strategies, and reminders. By analyzing user behavior and tailoring responses to individual needs, AI Companion helps addicts circumvent impulses to relapse, offering consistent, non-judgmental support and ensuring privacy through decentralized technology. This approach enhances recovery outcomes by integrating seamless support into daily life.

Our specific solution to this problem

AI Companion leverages AI to prevent drug relapse by providing continuous, personalized support through a mobile app. It predicts high-risk moments for relapse using machine learning and offers real-time interventions like motivational messages, coping strategies, and reminders. By analyzing user behavior and tailoring responses to individual needs, AI Companion helps addicts manage impulses to relapse. The app ensures privacy with decentralized technology and delivers consistent, non-judgmental support, integrating seamlessly into users' daily lives to enhance recovery outcomes.

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  • Total Milestones

    4

  • Total Budget

    $5,000 USD

  • Last Updated

    20 May 2024

Milestone 1 - Market Research

Description

Researching relevant data and statistics on an AI tool for recovery’s potential and tapping into the knowledge base of existing treatment advocates. Use gathered knowledge to structure outline of specific and helpful features.

Deliverables

Structure proposal outline in completion.

Budget

$2,500 USD

Milestone 2 - Settle budget

Description

Settle budget for next round proposal to be submitted.

Deliverables

Budget finalized.

Budget

$1,000 USD

Milestone 3 - Submit proposal

Description

Submit deepfunding proposal

Deliverables

Proposal submitted

Budget

$500 USD

Milestone 4 - Finalize team members

Description

Team built

Deliverables

Necessary team and stakeholders recruited

Budget

$1,000 USD

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    Gombilla
    Jun 2, 2024 | 12:45 PM

    Great job ideating this. I want to ask. How do you plan on addressing issues related to data privacy and security, ethical considerations in AI-driven interventions as well as ensuring the effectiveness and accuracy of your AI predictions and recommendations ?

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      TheFreysDeFi
      Jun 3, 2024 | 1:31 PM

      Addressing Data Privacy and Security First off, we will make sure all data is encrypted both when it's being sent and when it's stored, so your info stays protected. We will also anonymize your data before storing it, stripping out any personally identifiable information to boost privacy. Only authorized personnel can access sensitive data thanks to strict role-based access controls. Regular security audits and vulnerability checks help us spot and fix potential risks. Plus, we comply with global data protection regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA, making sure to get your consent and giving you the rights to access, modify, or delete your data. And for extra security, we use blockchain technology to ensure data integrity and transparency with an unchangeable ledger. Ethical Considerations in AI-driven Interventions We believe in being upfront about our AI systems, letting you know how we use your data and how our decisions are made. We work hard to spot and reduce biases in our AI models by using diverse training datasets and conducting regular audits. Your consent is crucial, so we make sure to get it before collecting data or deploying AI interventions, explaining how your data will be used and the potential impacts. We follow established ethical AI guidelines focusing on fairness, accountability, transparency, and privacy. In critical situations, especially high-stakes ones like mental health, we ensure there's human oversight to review AI recommendations. Ensuring Effectiveness and Accuracy of AI Predictions and Recommendations Our AI models are going to be trained on high-quality, diverse datasets to improve their accuracy and generalizability. We will have mechanisms for continuous learning and regular updates to keep enhancing model performance. Rigorous validation and testing of AI models are done using cross-validation, holdout sets, and real-world scenarios to assess performance and identify areas for improvement. We incorporate a feedback loop so users can provide input on AI performance, which we will use to refine our models. Clear performance metrics like accuracy, precision, recall, F1 score, and user satisfaction are regularly monitored. We also collaborate with domain experts, such as psychologists and security professionals, to fine-tune models and ensure effectiveness. Extensive simulation and real-world testing, including pilot programs and beta testing, help us identify potential issues and gather user feedback before full deployment. By covering these bases, we aim to make our AI-driven solutions secure, ethical, effective, and reliable, ultimately safeguarding user interests and building trust in our AI systems.

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      TheFreysDeFi
      Jun 11, 2024 | 5:30 PM

      Hope this is a good start to answer your concerns 

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    Max1524
    Jun 10, 2024 | 2:54 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 4
    Explain more about the expansion of impact

    I most appreciate the impact of this proposal as it will certainly have a positive impact on public health. This is what all proposals related to human health want to aim for. I hope to see the scope of the proposal expanded in the future.

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    TheFreysDeFi
    Jun 14, 2024 | 3:51 AM
    Project Owner

    There is a great deal of scope which can be added to this and I'm hopeful I get the votes to show this.

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    CLEMENT
    Jun 2, 2024 | 12:51 PM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 4
    A promising solution to reduce relapse rates.

    I see that this project has a massive objective. With a goal to engage 10,000 users in the first year, AI Companion will enhance recovery outcomes through accessible, scalable, and privacy-focused support. 

    From a second perspective, this project has the potential to make a significant impact on public health by leveraging AI technology to address a pressing societal issue. Its approach of providing personalized support and intervention to individuals struggling with drug addiction, ensures this offers a promising solution to improve recovery outcomes and reduce relapse rates.

    As a contribution to the SingularityNET AI community, AI Companion showcases the transformative potential of decentralized AI in addressing complex healthcare challenges. 

    Kudos to the team !

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    TheFreysDeFi
    Jun 2, 2024 | 7:34 PM
    Project Owner

    Thank you for a glowing review on this idea. I appreciate the energetic response. If you feel this way, please direct more people to my project. I can use all the support in order to offer this support. 

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    XyrisKenn
    Jun 1, 2024 | 6:41 PM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 5
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    Vital Ideation in Service of a Human Health Need

    As an ideation project, I think this proposal should have higher ratings than it does. The purpose appears to be the creation of an app with the AI-driven capacity to offer support and guide people to real-world services. 

    One in seven people have used or experimented with addictive substances in the past 12 months. In 2021 something like 296 billion people worldwide aged 15 to 64 were users of addicitive substances. These numbers are also influenced by economic inequality.

    Overall: 4 stars
    An excellent idea for Ideation. The proposer might consider deep research into this topic because there are many verified statistics and studies on this matter.
     
    Feasibility: 4 stars
    As an ideation project this is a perfectly feasible idea. More focus on research should be included.
     
    Viability: 5 stars
    A perfectly viable research topic with plenty of scholarly articles to draw upon.
     
    Desirability: 5 stars
    Issues of addicition are a human condition afflicting people worldwide. Possibly a combination of inequality, peer pressure, availability, and simply the situation of being a human being with biologies that make addiction possible.
     
    Usefulness: 5 stars
    It's not an easy thing to make an app of this nature, but the research can nd should be done in an ideation proposal supported by research and direct outreach to the community it may serve.

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    TheFreysDeFi
    Jun 2, 2024 | 4:28 AM
    Project Owner

    Thank you so much for the  supportive comments. This is a topic I feel quite strongly about so having you Contribute the way you did and actually going out your way to research this statistics offering statistical support is more appreciated than I can say. 

    I actually have much longer proposal. I think one of them like 115 pages. Here's the 16 page version. I didn't include this full-blown proposal because it still needs to be tailored. It deserves to be done properly. Please take a look at it and let me know your thoughts here.  

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ExXpY6eZcoIqgZHs3SVpyWMa7RYo2J8l/view?usp=drivesdk

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ESLwxNpnN_Kwjz9FIIq0fdUnt34WKWoA/view?usp=drivesdk

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    Tu Nguyen
    May 31, 2024 | 10:21 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 2
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    AI Companion

    This proposal addresses the serious problem of drug relapse by leveraging AI to provide ongoing, personalized support. Their solution is to leverage AI to prevent drug relapse by providing ongoing, personalized support through a mobile app.
    Personal comment: they should share more details about the team.

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    TheFreysDeFi
    Jun 2, 2024 | 4:27 AM
    Project Owner

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ESLwxNpnN_Kwjz9FIIq0fdUnt34WKWoA/view?usp=drivesdk

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    Joseph Gastoni
    May 22, 2024 | 2:20 PM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 3
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    AI-powered mobile app to provide real-time support

    This proposal outlines an AI-powered mobile app to provide real-time support for individuals battling drug addiction. Here's a breakdown of its strengths and weaknesses:

    Feasibility:

    • Moderate-High: The core concept is feasible, but technical development and data acquisition pose challenges.
      • Strengths: The use of a mobile app makes it accessible and scalable.
      • Weaknesses: Developing accurate and reliable AI models for relapse prediction requires substantial data and expertise.

    Viability:

    • Moderate: Success depends on user adoption, data privacy considerations, and potential partnerships with addiction treatment centers.
      • Strengths: The proposal addresses a critical need and offers a potentially scalable solution.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal lacks details on the business model and how to ensure long-term user engagement.

    Desirability:

    • High: For individuals battling addiction and seeking additional support, this could be highly desirable.
      • Strengths: The proposal offers personalized, accessible, and private support.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal needs to address potential user concerns about data privacy and reliance on technology for recovery.

    Usefulness:

    • Moderate-High: The project has the potential to improve addiction recovery outcomes, but its impact depends on the effectiveness of the AI model and user engagement.
      • Strengths: The proposal offers a continuous and personalized approach to addiction support.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal lacks details on how to evaluate the app's effectiveness and integrate it with existing treatment programs.

    Overall, the AI Companion project has a compelling social mission, but focus on:

    • Data Acquisition and Model Development: Develop a clear plan for collecting high-quality data from relevant sources to train the AI model for relapse prediction.
    • Data Privacy and Security: Ensure robust data security measures and address user concerns about privacy in a decentralized AI system.
    • User Engagement Strategy: Define a plan to attract and retain users, considering potential barriers to technology adoption in this population.
    • Integration with Treatment Programs: Develop partnerships with addiction treatment centers to ensure the app complements existing recovery efforts.

    Strengths:

    • Addresses a critical social need for addiction recovery support.
    • Leverages mobile technology for accessibility and scalability.
    • Emphasizes privacy through decentralized AI.

    Weaknesses:

    • Requires significant data and expertise for AI model development.
    • Needs a clear plan for data privacy and user trust.
    • Lacks details on user engagement and integration with treatment programs.

    By addressing these considerations, AI Companion can become a valuable tool for supporting individuals in their recovery journey.

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    TheFreysDeFi
    Jun 2, 2024 | 4:28 AM
    Project Owner

    I really appreciate your very thoughtful and well laid out response. This is a topic that's personal to me so any and all feedback is not only appreciated but desired. 

    You mentioned desire for more details so I am including a link into a longer version of a proposal. I don't feel it's still need to be tailored and fine tuned. However, I think it does show quite a bit more work than the text Fields allowed for me to include. I actually have a longer proposal than the one including here, but it's like 100+ pages. 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ExXpY6eZcoIqgZHs3SVpyWMa7RYo2J8l/view?usp=drivesdk

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ESLwxNpnN_Kwjz9FIIq0fdUnt34WKWoA/view?usp=drivesdk

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    tommy graybeard
    May 20, 2024 | 4:53 PM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 5
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    AI & addiction help - how powerful it could be!

    Overall

     I rate this as overall as a 4.75. but due to rounding rules - assigned 5 stars due to the platforms limits.  Full disclosure I know the proposer personally and also am a SNET Ambassador and this disclosure is in all ratings when I know the proposer, just I know this proposer more personally.

    Feasibility

    My rating for the concept, for the do-ability of a phone based dapp and for the ability to Ideate out a phenominal product with the right assembled team is  5 star.

    Viability

    Will an addict or alcoholic that does not want to stop use the product is my big question. I can see (and this might be a pivot point) the individual that does want to get straight or sober using it but can/will AI be able to change that for individuals that are in crisis? In a properly Ideated concept with a empathetic development team I think yes. I rate this as a 4.

    Desirability

    From the platform perspective, the use of AI and the pervasiveness of addiction globally I rate the desirability of an AI phone Dapp, that is at hands length at the time of tempatation a 5 star. Question for the proposer, with the demonstrated success of Narcan in saving lives of addicts could a feature to automate a 911 rescue call be incorporated?

    USEFULLNESS

    To anyone that has ever dealt with an addicton who is trying to quit, or the individuals family or medical team having a phone based companion, an intervention tool that is private or an AI simulated sponser, I rate the usefullness as a five.

     

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