Selling algorithms is becoming a thing on the internet. A number of big companies
have started to sell access to their algorithms. It’s an interesting business model.
If you haven’t got the smarts to implement an intelligent algorithm yourself, then buying
one from Microsoft or Google looks like a really smart plan.
I’m not going to say that you will end up with a great solution. You still need to spend
time to tune and integrate everything into a working solution, but it’s a great start.
Talking about selling algorithms, a while back I found Algorithmia, a website which
provides an online marketplace for people to buy and sell algorithms of the kind that
Microsoft and Google are providing through their own cloud.
It is an interesting service, which deserves another look.