Gartner defines Cloud AI developer services as cloud-hosted services/models that allow development teams to leverage AI models via APIs without requiring deep data science expertise. These hosted models deliver services with capabilities in language, vision and automated machine learning. Services are often available via API access and are typically priced based on the number of API calls. In some cases, services are usable via integrated configuration tools. Examples of these services include natural language understanding, sentiment analysis, image recognition and machine learning model creation.
This market evaluates vendors of data science and machine-learning platforms. These are software products that data scientists use to help them develop and deploy their own data science and machine-learning solutions. More precisely, Gartner defines a data science and machine-learning platform as: A cohesive software application that offers a mixture of basic building blocks essential both for creating many kinds of data science solution and incorporating such solutions into business processes, surrounding infrastructure and products. Machine learning is a popular subset of data science that warrants specific attention when evaluating these platforms.