We Can All Be Internet Moguls — How to Create and Sell Your Machine Learning Product Online and For Free
Source: Lucas Amunategui
Once you get a taste, once you get an understanding of how easy it is to get something out there you will be hooked.
It blows me away how the cost of tools to be a weekend entrepreneur has come down to earth. We are not witnessing the democratization anymore, it’s finally democratized.
Machine Learning Web Applications
I’m talking about a particular type of entrepreneurship, the machine-learning-driven, web-application type.
This is where you take your machine learning script, a model that transforms data into actionable intelligence, augment it by deploying it onto the Internet. In turn, anybody, far and near, young and old can intuitively tweak its parameters without knowing statistics, Python or machine learning and get potentially life-altering, dynamic results, custom-tailored to their needs.
This isn’t something we’ve seen much of in the past unless it was driven by some beefy, compiled programming hidden behind a REST API service, either way, it was more-than-likely not free or it was heavily subsidized by advertising.
This isn’t the case anymore, things have changed. Along with the great open source programming languages like R and Python, we now can easily extend scripts to the web and to the entire planet. We are entering the era where the machine-learning, weekend entrepreneur can imagine, test, and share prototypes quickly, simply and, if you’re crafty, for free.
This is obliterating the barrier to entry for both entrepreneurs and the web users. We all win.
We can now test out hundreds of ideas and see if any stick, risk-free.