ICONOsphere has been actively involved with the ICON team since before the formation of the ICON Foundation. It is helping them with different ways like the development of demo apps for the testnet and writing and hosting the ICON Testnet ICX Faucet to support the ICON developer community. As Decentralization for ICON has been delayed and will be starting from October 29, 2019, the pre-voting period is going to continue to that date. However, with the ICONist having less information about the P-Rep selection, there are various questions that need to be addressed. This is why ICONOsphere has come with another tool to flourish the ICON Foundation which helps the users with their queries on ICON P-Rep Election. ICON P-Rep FAQ Chatbot is a bot on telegram where users can PM(Private Message) the chatbot to find answers to their basic queries based on ICON P-Rep.
ICON P-Rep FAQ Chatbot is prepared under the Telegram API called python-telegram-bot. The user’s asked question is tallied with the most asked questions on ICON communities on different social media platforms. The user get options of related question asked and this chatbot answers the question which user selects from the options, in a very short interval of time. The options of the questions is based on the similarity of the asked question. The similarity of the question is executed by using the application of the Cosine-Similarity algorithm and TF-IDF algorithm.
As of now, ICONOsphere has a list of Frequently Asked Questions on ICONOsphere’s website as well. The main goal is to make people aware of this ecosystem with these campaigns in the present and the future too. Eventually, the Chatbot will have every question on ICON to help people to know more about this growing ecosystem. Furthermore, ICONOsphere is also trying to help ICONist and P-Rep with videos regarding staking and registering testnet nodes.