CHAPTER 4

AI Doesn’t Have to Be Too Complicated or Expensive for Your Business

by Andrew Ng

Despite the vast potential of AI, it hasn’t caught hold in most industries. Sure, it has transformed consumer internet companies such as Google, Baidu, and Amazon—all massive and data rich, with hundreds of millions of users. But industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, and health care still need to find ways to make this technology work for them. Here’s the problem: The playbook that these consumer internet companies use to build their AI systems—where a single one-size-fits-all AI system can serve massive numbers of users—won’t perform well for these other industries.

Instead, these legacy industries will need a large number of bespoke solutions ...

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