Does AutoML really work?
Automated AI sounds great but does it hold water? Is it worth your money?
I’m sorry to break this to you, but the answer is no! Automated AI is out there to take your money.
No two data problems are same.
With that being said, every data project is different. In fact, not all data projects even require AI.
Automated AI tries to solve one class of problems, that are extremely neat, clean and easy to solve. Therefore, it cannot solve complex problems.
Corona Virus has brought array of problems. Can it solve those?
Well, there are a lot of problems out there related to corona virus.
All the datasets for such problems are available too. If the auto machine learning solutions were really good, you could use the data from Kaggle and put it to one of the automated machine learning services and solve some of the big problems related to the virus.
Unfortunately, this is easy to say but in reality, it just doesn’t happen!
In my understanding, automated AI is just a product that rides the waves of AI popularity and tries to make money from its customers, who do not understand how to conduct a data project effectively.
Auto machine learning services are simply not a good tool at all.
For instance; When computers were becoming famous, people thought software’s like Excel could replace the jobs of accountants. However, excel actually became a tool for accountants and made them perform even better at their jobs.
With that being said, one should be wary of the fact that the auto-machine learning service is not a tool to make a data scientists job any easier, as it only tries to solve one kind of problem.
If you need help with understanding whether you need to use Auto-ML or Artificial Intelligence in general and if you do need to use it, to what extent, we are here to help.