Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) is a process of building a complete Machine Learning pipeline automatically, without (or with minimal) human help. The AutoML solutions are quite new, with the first research papers from 2013 (Auto-Weka), 2015 (Auto-sklearn), and 2016 (TPOT). Currently, there are several AutoML open-source frameworks and commercial platforms available that can work with a variety of data. There is worth mentioning such open-source solutions like AutoGluon, H2O, or MLJAR AutoML. The main goal of the AutoML framework was to find the best possible ML pipeline under the selected time budget.
AutoML tools are the need of the hour for data scientists to reduce their workloads in the world where the generation of data is only increasing exponentially. Readily available AutoML tools make the data science practitioner's work more comfortable and covers necessary foundations needed to create automated machine learning modules. And with the spur in data and the potential that this data holds, data scientists will benefit more by using AutoML capabilities. As we approach the midpoint of 2020, it is slowly being recognised that this year will see an increase in adaptation of AutoML. With the massive potential of AutoML about to burst, non-data science professionals and data science practitioners will look to get a more comprehensive view on the technology.
As Databricks' annual conference in North America, Data AI Summit, continues, so do the announcements from the company about new capabilities on its platform. Yesterday was focused on conventional analytics. For the developer crowd as well as sophisticated business users, Databricks is introducing an AutoML (automated machine learning) engine; for data scientists, the company is adding a feature store. In general, AutoML platforms allow users to bring their own data set, and build a model from it, by indicating which column contains the target variable and what broad problem to solve (for example, classification or regression). From there, the AutoML platform can sweep through a range of algorithms, and hyperparameter values for each, looking for the best model, based on a selected metrics of accuracy and efficiency.
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