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Interpretable Machine Learning with Python

By : Serg Masís
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Interpretable Machine Learning with Python

By: Serg Masís

Overview of this book

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of your models and better mitigate poor prediction risks associated with machine learning interpretation? If so, then Interpretable Machine Learning with Python deserves a place on your bookshelf. We’ll be starting off with the fundamentals of interpretability, its relevance in business, and exploring its key aspects and challenges. As you progress through the chapters, you'll then focus on how white-box models work, compare them to black-box and glass-box models, and examine their trade-off. You’ll also get you up to speed with a vast array of interpretation methods, also known as Explainable AI (XAI) methods, and how to apply them to different use cases, be it for classification or regression, for tabular, time-series, image or text. In addition to the step-by-step code, this book will also help you interpret model outcomes using examples. You’ll get hands-on with tuning models and training data for interpretability by reducing complexity, mitigating bias, placing guardrails, and enhancing reliability. The methods you’ll explore here range from state-of-the-art feature selection and dataset debiasing methods to monotonic constraints and adversarial retraining. By the end of this book, you'll be able to understand ML models better and enhance them through interpretability tuning.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
1
Section 1: Introduction to Machine Learning Interpretation
5
Section 2: Mastering Interpretation Methods
12
Section 3:Tuning for Interpretability

Who this book is for

This book is for the following people:

  • Beginners and students of data science with a foundational knowledge of machine learning and the Python programming language.
  • Data professionals with an increasingly critical responsibility to explain how the AI systems they develop and maintain work, and how to improve them.
  • Machine learning engineers and data scientists who want to expand their skillset to include the latest interpretation methods and bias mitigation techniques.
  • AI ethics officers, to deepen their understanding of the implementation side of their work to direct those efforts better.
  • AI project managers and business leaders who want to introduce interpretable machine learning to their businesses to comply with principles of fairness, accountability, and transparency.