Software as a Service
SaaS is evolving and as the number of competitors on the markets is skyrocketing, AI is becoming a decisive differentiator for success. The key challenges that SaaS companies facing is often twofold. On the one side they need to investigate where in their business model those 10x improvement levers through AI are. On the other side their engineering teams need to develop new set of skills to turn vision into action.
As data collection and AI grows in demand, the availability of AI- & ML-services has commoditized and we are seeing a similar development than for cloud computing in the last decade. This implies that the success factor in applying AI for SaaS companies is not to built superior models, but rather to train available data in the best possible way so the models can suite the needs of the business context. This is a major shift in the role model of engineers from writing algorithms to training of applications and come with challenges of its own. Key success factor on this journey is to have training data at sufficient quantity and quality as well as further data sets to test the model prior to moving into production.
AI- & ML- algorithms are in general designed to serve on of the following purposes:
- Diagnose a situation / pattern recognition
- Predict a future outcome
- Prescribe actions in order to optimize along certain dimensions
- Personalized user experience