Modal is an AI tool that allows developers to run their code in the cloud without the need to manage their own infrastructure. It offers an end-to-end cloud compute solution for various use cases, including model inference, batch jobs, task queues, and web apps. With Modal, developers can deploy their code to the cloud within seconds, without the need to install Docker or set up Kubernetes clusters. The tool is built for high performance, with a container runtime written in Rust. Modal also provides the flexibility to define your environment in code, allowing easy customization and the ability to add dependencies or datasets. It supports a wide range of applications, including web scraping, 3D rendering, and running distributed SQL queries. The tool handles scheduling and scaling, whether it"s a cron job, task queue, or web endpoint. Modal charges users only for the time their code runs in the cloud, and pricing is transparent with pay-as-you-go options. Overall, Modal aims to provide a seamless infrastructure experience, enabling developers to iterate quickly and effortlessly in the cloud.