When we first meet many of our potential clients, they are still unsure about how AI/ML can help their organization. Yet every meeting we've ever taken with a potential client has identified more ML projects than we could address for years. You may find yourself saying something along these lines:
"I keep hearing about how artificial intelligence and machine learning is going to be the biggest technology revolution ever, but I can't really see how that benefits my company right now."
If that is the case, you are hardly alone, but that makes for a great opportunity for you to reach out to us for a free brainstorming session about how machine learning can help you specifically. We can promise you, even if you don't commit to a project at that point, you will come away having a much deeper understanding of how machine learning can help you, and how you can start preparing for the day you do start taking advantage of machine learning in your enterprise.
Many clients have specific objectives for their initial projects, which we can easily adjust our approach to addressing. But if you do not have a definitive plan in place and you still need to gain a better understanding of how machine learning can help you, that is a great time to engage with Gradient Valley. Our approach can include:
A lot of what we do: data science, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, is on the more time consuming tedious side. It is what is typically referred to as data engineering and it can be the bulk of the work done on any ML-related project. It is expensive to have some of the most expensive technical positions in the world working on tedious efforts, like data cleaning, etc. It is also expensive to build out a team of data engineers to support a data scientist within all but the largest organizations. We’ve streamlined our entire DL pipeline to reduce costs significantly. While our data scientists still oversee the various steps, to make sure there is a consistent flow of clean useful data across the entire process, we have a larger group of talented data analysts and data engineers that focus on many of the more time consuming tasks. This reduces our cost with no reduction in the quality of our services, and those savings are passed on to you. This also gives us the ability and experience to support your data scientists if you need more data engineering support without having to bulk up your staff too much, letting them focus more of their time on the most critical areas you hired them for.
From day 1, we are focused on operationalizing your models. This takes a certain mindset in every step of the way, from prepping the data, setting up the models, testing the models, and so on – that frankly, most data scientists are not accustomed to. In fact, this is the biggest complaint in the industry – this is the stage where most enterprise ML projects fail. Many companies, if they are being honest, will tell you “their innovation teams have devised these interesting ML projects with a lot of potential, but they are struggling at getting the ML models into production.” It is much better to have an operational mindset from the beginning, than to come back later and try to retrofit a model that has already been developed into a production-ready environment.