The problem with AI developer tools for enterprises (and what IKEA has to do with it)

towardsdatascience.com

The whole post is excellent but this part made me LOL:

The IKEA effect refers to the phenomenon that people attribute more value to products they helped create. It turns out that this effect applies broadly to all kinds of products (furniture, cake mixes, toys, etc.). What I am conjecturing is that the same effect is predominant in companies with a strong engineering culture. An engineering team that built their own ML Platform from the ground up, flawed as it may be, will attribute more value to it than if they just bought something out-of-the-box from a vendor. They give it a fancy name, write blog posts about it, and everyone gets promoted.

Want one more post of a similar bent? Check out What's Wrong with MLOps?—it's even more curmudgeonly (but not wrong).

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