| ||Ask HN: Do AI/ML companies actually have real customers?|
129 points by jihoon796 on Sept 2, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 56 comments |
|I've seen many companies attempt to use AI/ML as a business model.|
Personally speaking, I left my own job earlier this year due in part to deep disagreements about how my previous company was utilizing and marketing itself as AI-based, even changing its name to include "AI".
But when I left fintech to work in the healthcare industry (totally different role), people started coming to me to pitch their products/solutions. I started getting pitched AI products (harness the power of AI & predictive analytics!), and the use of buzzwords was pretty outrageous. I started wondering...do these companies have any real customers? Who are buying these products, and are they seeing a sufficient-enough ROI to justify these purchases?
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