Grant Proposal - Tali AI

Name of Applicant - Tali AI
Contact Email - [](mailto:
Wallet Address - 0xc5F1C802F56e34B05e9aAfBFE0302c6595405035

Grant for Tooling

Brief Description
The goal of the proposed tooling is to enhance user experience within the UMA ecosystem by developing an AI-driven Discord bot that offers an intuitive, natural language-based interface for understanding technical docs & code base (enabling users to “talk to the docs”). The bot aims to streamline Developer Relations processes, reduce support hours on Discord, and provide efficient, prompt responses to common queries, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and accessible community.

Detailed Description

  1. The proposed end product or service:
    We plan to develop a private Discord bot specifically designed for the UMA Protocol ecosystem. This AI-driven bot will be tailored to integrate UMA Protocol’s Github repositories, documentation, articles, and Discord Q&A history, providing users with a seamless, natural language-based interface for querying information related to the UMA Protocol.

  2. How it would be delivered:
    The Discord bot will be implemented within the UMA Protocol’s Discord server as an additional support channel. Users can interact with the bot using natural language, and it will fetch relevant information by leveraging advanced Large Language Models (LLMs) to process and understand user queries. The bot will be designed to integrate smoothly with UMA Protocol’s existing infrastructure and resources, ensuring consistency and reliability in delivering accurate information.

  3. The advantages that having this would bring to developers:
    The proposed Discord bot offers several key advantages for developers within the UMA Protocol ecosystem:

a. Enhanced accessibility: By providing a natural language-based interface, the bot makes it easier for developers to find the information they need, eliminating the need to browse through extensive documentation or wait for support responses.

b. Improved efficiency: The bot reduces support hours on Discord by addressing common questions and concerns promptly, freeing up the DevRel, Customer Support, and Community Support teams to focus on more complex or unique issues.

c. Faster onboarding: New developers joining the UMA Protocol community can quickly access essential resources and familiarize themselves with the platform, accelerating their integration and contribution to the ecosystem.

d. Streamlined communication: The bot serves as a centralized hub for UMA Protocol-related information, reducing the fragmentation of resources and ensuring that developers have a single, reliable source of information.

e. Continuous improvement: The AI-driven nature of the bot enables it to learn from user interactions, adapt to evolving needs, and offer increasingly relevant and accurate responses, ensuring that developers receive the best possible support as the UMA Protocol ecosystem grows and develops.

How many UMA tokens are you requesting for this project?

What percentage of the grant would you retain to secure the Optimistic Oracle by voting

What are the measurable goals and success factors.

Milestone 1: Grant Approval - Bot Development, Training, Optimization, and Refinement (Payout: 50%)

  • Develop the core functionality of the Discord bot, leveraging advanced Large Language Models (LLMs) for natural language understanding.
  • Integrate the bot with UMA Protocol’s Github repositories, documentation, articles, and Discord Q&A history.
  • Train, optimize, and refine the bot to ensure accurate responses and seamless integration with UMA Protocol resources.
  • Conduct extensive testing and quality assurance to ensure the bot’s compatibility with UMA Protocol’s existing infrastructure and services.
  • Collect feedback from the UMA Protocol team and select community members to refine the bot.
  • Measurable goals: Successful integration with UMA Protocol resources, accurate responses to 90% of test queries, addressing 75% of identified issues.

Timeframe: 3 weeks

Milestone 2: Launch - Rigorous Testing, Optimization, and Release (Payout: 50%)
Undertake rigorous testing and optimization to ensure the bot meets UMA Protocol’s standards.
Collaborate with the UMA Protocol team for final approval, addressing any concerns or suggestions they might have.
Launch the bot within the UMA Protocol’s Discord server upon receiving a thumbs up from the UMA team.
Measurable goals: Resolve 80% of reported issues, achieve a satisfaction rating of 90% from users, attract 1,000 queries within the first month of launch, achieve a 20% reduction in support hours on Discord.

Timeframe: 4 weeks.

Ongoing Services:
Upon completion of the grant period, we propose to cover a year’s worth of services for the UMA Protocol team. To align long-term incentives and given that our team is working full time on this project, we would be looking to bring UMA on as a month-to-month customer after the grant period. This ongoing arrangement ensures that the Discord bot continues to provide valuable support to the UMA Protocol ecosystem and receives regular updates, maintenance, and improvements based on user feedback and evolving needs.

Other Information
We are fully aware of the dynamic nature of the blockchain industry and the importance of staying ahead of emerging trends and technologies. As such, our team is dedicated to continuously learning, adapting, and evolving our product offering to ensure that the UMA Protocol Discord bot remains relevant, effective, and valuable for the community in the long run.

We also recognize the importance of open communication and collaboration with the UMA Protocol team and the broader community. We are committed to maintaining an open dialogue throughout the development process, soliciting feedback, and incorporating suggestions to create a product that truly meets the needs and expectations of the UMA Protocol ecosystem.

In conclusion, we are confident that our proposed Discord bot will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the UMA Protocol community, and we are excited to embark on this journey together. Thank you for considering our proposal, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring our vision to life.

Curious to learn more about who you or your team are?

A few initial thoughts:

  • Is this an offering you’re making by going forum-to-forum, or are you a member of the UMA ecosystem already?

  • A year from now I’d imagine the tech will look much differently. Why would we invest in a plan that cements things in place?

  • The dollar value of your request is ~$10k. We had a community member whip up a very limited or simple version of this for Across protocol. Connecting the ChatGPT or other LLM engine to our already published docs wouldn’t be super difficult in theory at least.

  • You mention “talking to the docs” which is cool. I would love to hear more about how we could ask a bot to write an oracle integration, if you think that would be possible?

Finally! I think you might find even more support if you used a new project that was built on UMA that would decentralize the payouts of those milestones you listed above. If you were willing, you could add this bounty to their site, and then direct the payout associated with this grant being accepted to that address: