Developing AI solutions in the cloud helps organizations leapfrog their innovation, in addition to alleviating the challenges described here. One of the first steps is to bring all the data close together or in the same tool for easy retrieval. The cloud is the most optimal landing zone that meets this requirement. The cloud provides near-infinite storage, easy access to other data sources, and on-demand compute. Solutions that are built on the cloud are easier to maintain and update, due to there being a single pane of control. The availability of improved or customized hardware at the click of a button was unthinkable a few years back.
Innovation in the cloud is so rapid that developers can build a large variety of applications very efficiently. The ability to scale solutions on-demand and tear them down after use is very economical in multiple use cases. This permits projects to start small and scale up as demand goes up. Lastly, the cloud provides the ability to deploy applications globally in a manner that's consistent for both the end user and developers.