We are evaluating some fresh ideas that we have been working through over the past few months – one of the most intriguing ideas for us has been AI/Bots in the local government space. As a web dev agency, we have spoken/worked with city government entities who are interested in the idea of AI/bots in their workspace, especially with interacting with the general public – from an education standpoint and from a processing standpoint.
Most of the requests have been positioned in a way that could be manipulated into a potential SaaS opportunity and creating a “middle” to make that bot development more intuitive and “smarter” for city government management. All of that said – Is this local government a place where a bootstrapped startup can play in? With B2C/B2B software, you can sort of find those few initial winners and slowly build up, but it’s usually at a lower price point and with less “red tape” at the start. Just curious if anyone has had experience in this area and what they have noticed from the initial goings.