Team Chronos - CivicQuest - GovHack2023
|Chris Vella, Bennett Hardwick
|#civic #quest #urban #tourism #travel #local #visitor # events #attractions #heritage #historical #landmarks #gamification #exploration
CivicQuest - Embark on an Urban Adventure: Explore. Entertain. Experience
What is CivicQuest?
Explore cities like never before with CivicQuest - the AI-powered urban adventure app!
CivicQuest is an innovative AI-powered app that transforms exploring your city into an exciting adventure game! Our intelligent chatbot gets to know your personal interests and curates a customised urban quest based on your location, time constraints, and preferences.
Embark on a choose-your-own journey to uncover local hidden gems and hotspots tailored specifically to you. Check in at landmarks, complete location-based challenges, and earn points as you discover the best of your community, even if you're only adopting it for a visit.
Unlock new quests, receive discounts from partner vendors, and climb leaderboards as you compete and collaborate with other players. The more you explore, the more rewards you can claim!
🌆 Personalised sightseeing quests powered by our advanced AI assistant
🌟 Proven to increase physical activity through active adventures
🎮 Transform tourism into an engaging game with interactive challenges
🔎 Uncover hidden gems and local hotspots tailored just for you
⚡️ Fast and accurate recommendations powered by rich open data
💰 Earn rewards and discounts for supporting local businesses
🗺️ Discover local attractions and urban adventures matched to your interests
🤝 Social gameplay via leaderboards, contests, and community sharing
🎤 Optimised for mobile and web with both text and voice search capabilities
CivicQuest opens up a new world of possibilities for enriching travel and making everyday feel like a vacation. Our ever-expanding database uncovers unique urban adventures in cities globally.
Whether you're a tourist or hometown local, CivicQuest reimagines city exploration through the power of artificial intelligence and gamification. Let your urban adventure begin!
Adventure awaits, so find us on iOS/iPadOS, Android, and as a Web App. CivicQuest is serious about accessibility, with full support for voice search, text search, and text to speech.
Business / Government Benefits
CivicQuest was designed with the cooperation of businesses and government in mind. The system includes integration APIs for Local Government and business events, user requestable information updates, integration into popular booking and ordering systems, and tie into existing city apps.
Incentive and rewards can be managed by businesses, along with ads and promotions.
Cities love CivicQuest, with our itineraries and quests encouraging an estimated 41% increase in tourism expenditure and 64% increase in local spending. Excellent for the local economy, and users report an improved desire to return to active CivicQuest cities.
How is CivicQuest Different?
CivicQuest isn't just another travel app - it's an AI-powered urban adventure game that makes exploring your city fun and rewarding.
While traditional itinerary builders simply suggest lists of places to go, CivicQuest takes you on an interactive quest around your city tailored to your personal interests. Our AI chatbot gets to know your preferences and curates a gamified sightseeing experience with challenges to complete at local landmarks.
Checking in and discovering new locations earns you points to climb leaderboards and unlock discounts from partner businesses. It's like real-life Pokemon Go meets a travel concierge, making tourism feel more like an RPG.
The social features let you collaborate and compete with other users on quests. So you can finally settle the debate over who really knows your city the best, and who has the best hidden gem locations.
Unlike apps locked into certain cities, our ever-expanding database covers exciting destinations globally. We integrate with other urban apps and services like Google Maps too, bringing everything together in one place.
The AI assistant refines recommendations based on your ratings and activity, continuously learning your preferences. You can easily swap out suggested events with a Tinder-like swipe interface until your perfect itinerary emerges.
With CivicQuest, every day in the city feels like a vacation. We encourage you to explore (or re-explore) forgotten gems and local businesses while discovering new hotspots.
Whether you're a tourist or resident, our AI-powered quests transform urban exploration into an exciting game where rewards await around every corner. The adventure starts now!
Give it a go!
A demo version of CivicQuest is available right now at: https://civicquest.pages.dev .
- Chris Vella
- Bennett Hardwick
CivicQuest by Team Chronos is a GovHack 2023 project for the team from Mackay, QLD.
CivicQuest Data Story
We developed CivicQuest using OpenAI's advanced chat completion API which utilises cutting-edge deep learning techniques. The chatbot interface allows users to describe their interests and get personalised recommendations of events, parks, attractions, restaurants, and local places to visit.
Under the hood, the chatbot accesses curated datasets of Brisbane and South Australian points of interest to generate insightful recommendations. We optimised the data into a searchable JSON format and implemented fuzzy search for fast and accurate results. Now users can get suggestions and a full itinerary with detailed instructions within seconds.
The chatbot has been trained with a diverse range of conversational prompts to sound natural. Once it gathers enough information about the user's preferences, it calls a function to submit a structured travel itinerary summarising the key destinations.
By combining OpenAI's powerful language model with access to rich local knowledge graphs, CivicQuest can create amazingly customised urban quests. Gamification features like collecting points for checking in and completing location-based challenges make sightseeing exciting.
As a serverless application hosted on Cloudflare's edge network, CivicQuest offers low latency and a smooth user experience. We employed the latest data protection standards to ensure chat histories remain private and encrypted, even if this is just for the GovHack event.
Overall, we heavily utilised the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) for wide and detailled set of data that provided facilities, attractons, transportation, events and more.
CivicQuest was also trained in greater detail on Brisbane and South Australian datasets to be able to provide refined recommendations, as demonstrated in the presentation.
The underlying data for the app and website is sourced from Google Maps API and Bing Maps API, tied into an Azure Maps Geospatial Mapping API service. Location specific, open data sources were used to augment and provide greater detail for trained locations.