Well, if only we could rapidly prototype in minutes what takes months to do, we could iterate thousands of times as we build, rather than wait months to see an output.
The thing with iteration and AI is very simple and powerful: every version corresponds to a learning episode for the AI application developer. The more time you save, the more you will learn from mistakes and get closer to a working AI.
So, when evaluating your AI solution, be sure that the number one question you ask yourself is: how many times does this process allow me to iterate and learn?
You may end up saving your nose…!