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.