It is no coincidence that companies are investing in AI at unprecedented levels at a time when they are under tremendous pressure to innovate. The artificial intelligence models developed by data scientists give enterprises new insights, enable new and more efficient ways of working, and help identify opportunities to reduce costs and introduce profitable new products and services.
The possibilities for AI use grow almost daily, so it’s important not to limit innovation. Unfortunately, many organizations do just that by tethering themselves to proprietary tools and solutions. This can handcuff data scientists and IT as new innovations become available and results in higher costs than an open environment that supports best-of-breed AI model development and management. This article presents guidance for avoiding proprietary lock-in in enterprise AI, and why it is important to do so.