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Challenge Overview

Do you feel a love in the air? It is Saint Valentine day around the corner! To celebrate, IBM organizes a series of four interesting development challenges with a large prize pool. In these challenges you will use IBM Watson to solve some fun problems related to the Saint Valentine day. 

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In the first challenge of series we want you to create a ChatBot that will chat with your significant one and suggest gifts for him/her from Amazon, or another store. We expect that the ChatBot will be powered by the IBM Watson Conversation Service, and it will use IBM Watson Personality Insights Service to get some idea about the person, while asking some fun questions. After it gets enough insights into the person’s character, it should use API for Amazon, or any other on-line gift store (you are free to choose one) to suggest some gifts this person will adore. Your solution should be deployable to the IBM Cloud. Within these restrictions you are free to choose technologies, and probably additional features, to create an impressive and fun application. Feel free to clarify your doubts in the challenge forum, or contacting the copilot privately, if you don’t want to disclose your ideas to other participants. Also you are welcome to check and join the renovated Topcoder Cognitive Community, if you have not done it already.

This challenge will be judged by community reviewers using subjective scorecards. Although the code and documentation quality are important as always, the main focus will be to select submission that creates the best user experience within challenge requirements, and, probably, develop the proposed idea with some creative addons.

Final Submission Guidelines

Submit you code, including deployment and verification instructions, and a demo video of your solution in action.


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