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Welcome to our book! In these pages we are going to explore two exploding technologies: serverless computing and artificial intelligence. We will do this from an engineering perspective. When we say an engineering perspective, we mean that this book will provide you with a practical hands-on guide to get you up and running with AI as a Service, without getting bogged down in a lot of theory.
We imagine that like most people, you have heard of these topics and will be wondering why we’ve combined both of these seemingly disparate subjects into a single book. As we will see throughout the following chapters, the combination of these technologies has the potential to become the de facto standard for enterprise and business-to-consumer platform development. It is a combination that will provide software developers--and by implication the businesses they work for--with enormous power to augment and improve existing systems and to rapidly develop and deploy new AI-enabled platforms.