Yeah for sure. I’m just going to mostly talk to myself in this thread. Feel free to interupt me and tell me I’m an idiot. Again not an engineer, programmer, etc. so I get to be stupid.
Simply, the goal is to automate the process of evaluating an ICO like an anti-virus evaluates a file for malicious code. But scanning through files on a computer against a database of malicious code is pretty easy when compared to the ambition of automating the process of evaluating an ICO for scam indicators. Forget risk we’re just looking for scams.
Scraping a list of ICO’s future, current, and past is a good start. In theory my little robo cop should collect data and monitor every ICO indexing site it can find (not just in English) that’s a bunch of work right there ;-). Not very cool but useful
That gives me a base index and simple dataset with coin names, logos, urls, maybe whitepapers, etc. which will come in handy when I present these trolls to the public or at least to my human eyes…I like graphics.
but I want my little buddy to do way cooler stuff so I need a deeper dataset for each ICO
“Though not at the forefront of the AI hype train, the unsung hero of the AI revolution is data — lots and lots of labeled and annotated data, curated with the elbow grease of great research groups and companies who recognize that the democratization of data is a necessary step towards accelerating AI.”
The next thing I want to look at is all of the people attached to the project. Now that’s tricky…so I call my friends at LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. How do I evaluate a human with a robot? Maybe I don’t…this feels like a job for a human or better yet a crowd of humans who are incentivized to help me collect the data through some kind of crypto fueled bounty program For instance @peter who is this guy? what has he done in the past? what information is publicly available about him? where did he got to school? what did he study? how can I verify what his academics or previous work history? How long has that information been on the web (did it just suddenly appear or has it been there for years?) are there news articles about him?
what are the titles of the news articles? when were they written? what is the quality of the publication who wrote them? what information about peter isn’t public? can I get legal access to it through a background search service API? how many times was peter sued? How many times did peter sue someone? Was peter ever arrested? did he ever commit a financial crime? Holy crap this is getting complicated…I give up at least for now…