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Automated Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure

By : Dennis Michael Sawyers
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Automated Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure

By: Dennis Michael Sawyers

Overview of this book

Automated Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure will teach you how to build high-performing, accurate machine learning models in record time. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to easily harness the power of artificial intelligence and increase the productivity and profitability of your business. Guided user interfaces (GUIs) enable both novices and seasoned data scientists to easily train and deploy machine learning solutions to production. Using a careful, step-by-step approach, this book will teach you how to use Azure AutoML with a GUI as well as the AzureML Python software development kit (SDK). First, you'll learn how to prepare data, train models, and register them to your Azure Machine Learning workspace. You'll then discover how to take those models and use them to create both automated batch solutions using machine learning pipelines and real-time scoring solutions using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Finally, you will be able to use AutoML on your own data to not only train regression, classification, and forecasting models but also use them to solve a wide variety of business problems. By the end of this Azure book, you'll be able to show your business partners exactly how your ML models are making predictions through automatically generated charts and graphs, earning their trust and respect.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: AutoML Explained – Why, What, and How
Section 2: AutoML for Regression, Classification, and Forecasting – A Step-by-Step Guide
Section 3: AutoML in Production – Automating Real-Time and Batch Scoring Solutions

Creating your first AMLS workspace

Navigating Microsoft Azure for the first time can be a daunting experience. With hundreds of services with similar capabilities, it's easy to get lost. Therefore, it is important for you to follow this guide step by step, beginning by creating an Azure account. If you already have an Azure account, you can skip ahead to the Creating an AMLS workspace section.

Creating an Azure account

Let's begin:

  1. To create an Azure account, navigate to
  2. Click the green Start free button, as shown in the following screenshot. Depending on your location, this button may be located in a slightly different location. Once you've clicked this button, you will be asked to select an email address associated with your Microsoft account:


    If you use Microsoft Windows, you should have a Microsoft account. If you do not, then you can create a Microsoft account by following the instructions at