It may seem as though anyone with a credit card and a dream can implement off-the-shelf computer vision AI from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Watson, but it can get expensive if your needs involve a lot of images and video or your business is focused on a specific vertical. The one-size-fits-all nature of commoditized AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) offerings won’t work for, say, the average financial institution or insurance company that needs data privacy, domain expertise and the ability to flip on a dime, in which case building your own AI or working with an applied AI company on a more bespoke solution is the way to go. How to decide? Here are six questions you need to ask yourself first.
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