Chapter 1: A Lap around Automated Machine Learning

"All models are wrong, but some are useful."

– George Edward Pelham Box FRS

"One of the holy grails of machine learning is to automate more and more of the feature engineering process."

– Pedro Domingos, A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

This chapter will provide an overview of the concepts, tools, and technologies surrounding automated Machine Learning (ML). This introduction hopes to provide both a solid overview for novices and serve as a reference for experienced ML practitioners. We will start by introducing the ML development life cycle while navigating through the product ecosystem and the data science problems it addresses, before looking at feature selection, neural ...

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