AI purgatory is endless, and there’s never a clear exit point for an AI project when you fear your valiant efforts are failing. Once you’re in, you’re in, and often the project will be stuck in a never-ending loop between building models — and training and re-building models — costing you loads of money and somehow never resulting in delivery.
Projects require massive upfront investment with very little guarantee of results. There are so many moving parts that you’ll constantly find yourself thinking, “Just one more little tweak and this model will work!” But you never quite get there, because the reality is that building a production-grade AI system is beyond the reach of all but a few who can throw massive resources at projects.
If, by some miracle, your model goes into production, the cost of ownership and maintenance will perpetuate your life in purgatory.
Depressed yet? Don’t be.