A shining city on a hill is a sight to behold. But you wouldn’t admire it so much if the city stopped maintaining its roads, electrical blackouts grew more frequent, electricity grew intermittent, and those gorgeous buildings started to fade under thick coats of grime.
Machine learning algorithms don’t build themselves — and they certainly don’t maintain themselves. Where model building is concerned, you probably have your best and brightest data scientists dedicated to the responsibility. Therein lies a potential problem: You may have far fewer data-scientist person-hours dedicated to the unsexy task of maintaining the models you’ve put into production.