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Learn Amazon SageMaker

By : Julien Simon
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Learn Amazon SageMaker

By: Julien Simon

Overview of this book

Amazon SageMaker enables you to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models at scale, without managing any infrastructure. It helps you focus on the ML problem at hand and deploy high-quality models by removing the heavy lifting typically involved in each step of the ML process. This book is a comprehensive guide for data scientists and ML developers who want to learn the ins and outs of Amazon SageMaker. You’ll understand how to use various modules of SageMaker as a single toolset to solve the challenges faced in ML. As you progress, you’ll cover features such as AutoML, built-in algorithms and frameworks, and the option for writing your own code and algorithms to build ML models. Later, the book will show you how to integrate Amazon SageMaker with popular deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow and PyTorch to increase the capabilities of existing models. You’ll also learn to get the models to production faster with minimum effort and at a lower cost. Finally, you’ll explore how to use Amazon SageMaker Debugger to analyze, detect, and highlight problems to understand the current model state and improve model accuracy. By the end of this Amazon book, you’ll be able to use Amazon SageMaker on the full spectrum of ML workflows, from experimentation, training, and monitoring to scaling, deployment, and automation.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Amazon SageMaker
Section 2: Building and Training Models
Section 3: Diving Deeper on Training
Section 4: Managing Models in Production

Chapter 4: Training Machine Learning Models

In the previous chapter, you learned how Amazon SageMaker Autopilot makes it easy to build, train, and optimize models automatically, without writing a line of machine learning code.

For problem types that are not supported by SageMaker Autopilot, the next best option is to use one of the algorithms already implemented in SageMaker, and to train it on your dataset. These algorithms are referred to as built-in algorithms, and they cover many typical machine learning problems, from classification to time series to anomaly detection.

In this chapter, you will learn about built-in algorithms for supervised and unsupervised learning, what type of problems you can solve with them, and how to use them with the SageMaker SDK:

  • Discovering the built-in algorithms in Amazon SageMaker
  • Training and deploying models with built-in algorithms
  • Using the SageMaker SDK with built-in algorithms
  • Working with more built-in algorithms
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