How to Hire an AI Consultant
Daniel Shapiro, PhD
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Good summary Daniel. All of us have been spoiled by the ease and efficiency of building basic workflow products over the past 15 years. AI is like going back to web development in 1998 — really friggin hard with specialists required to tune databases, set up mail servers, configure routers, etc.

AI products are really, really tough to bootstrap unless one of your founders has someone with your level of expertise on the team. Otherwise you’re just using the same algorithms trained on the same public datasets as everyone else. It will even be a struggle for funded startups.

I pivoted from building my own AI products to working with Fortune 1000 enterprises because theses organizations have the data, money, and business case to make the investment necessary to leverage what AI can do.

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