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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

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "You have another helper function here, get_forecasting_output."

A block of code is set as follows:

from azureml.core import Workspace, Dataset, Datastore
from azureml.core import Experiment
from azureml.core.compute import ComputeTarget
from azureml.train.automl import AutoMLConfig
from import AutoMLRun
from azureml.widgets import RunDetails

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

from azureml.pipeline.core import PipelineRun
experiment = Experiment(ws, 'your-experiment_name')
pipeline_run = PipelineRun(experiment, 'your-pipeline-run-id')

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Go to Experiments under Assets in Azure Machine Learning Studio, click your experiment name, select your run ID, click the Models tab, select the highest-performing algorithm, and click the Metrics tab."

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