Automated Machine Learning — A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb
Hamel Husain
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Hi Skylar Becker the platform used for the case study in this article is a commercial AML tool called DataRobot (https://www.datarobot.com/), which automatically does feature engineering and gracefully handles all data types including text without any human intervention.

In this particular case, DataRobot automatically searched a plethora of alternate feature engineering strategies for each algorithm automatically (thats why you see some algorithms repeat on the box-plot chart) in addition to hyper parameter tuning.

As far as putting models in production are concerned, this is also fairly easy depending on the AML platform you are using.

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