I have to prepare a project for next year, and after some brainstorming I had an idea, which, after months of thinking and overthinking about, came to shape in my head and keeps making me think it could be great!
Imagine that everyday, before bed, you called your best friend and, over a long hour, you would tell them how your day went. You'd tell them what happened to you, and what you thought, how you reacted to various stimuli and so on. After a while, say a year, they'd have a really good model of your days, your typical thought process, and your usual reactions; so much so in fact that they'd probably be able to tell you how your day ended before you even finished telling them how it started!
Ok, maybe we don't all have enough time or friends to do that, but a neural network? A neural network would give you all of its time, for free!! It would learn about you, much like your friend would! Imagine now that your neural network doesn't only listen to you, but also to hundreds of people! It would soon have a very reliable model of how a human works, and would be able to tell you, with good accuracy what is going to happen to you, based on what already has!
Enough for the abstraction, here is what my project really will do:
It will listen to the users' days in the form of tags, i.e.
So from this it may sound that, good sleep and nutrition bring good mood. After some occurences, the AI would learn this pattern.
It will compare your input to that of other users and check for shared traits and patterns, i.e.
Now, of course the AI would need to know that spinach is a magnesium source in order to make that assumption, and that isn't so easy to implement. But it is technically possible, and I can imagine it working really well.
I'm sure this will eventually become widely used because it's easy to see how useful a tool it would be. Surely it will be used in the medical field to help with diagnoses, as it already partially is.
Sorry for being so abstract and not technical at all, but I'm sure about how to implement it yet. Over the course of the next months I will research this idea a little bit more, and eventually try developing it.
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My name is Cristian Pintea, I am a software engineer. I live and study in Turin, Italy. I freelance for living, explore the universe and the mind in my free time, and I am a learning bio-hacker. I also upload to my youtube channel from time to time.