Today we're talking with Raymond Peck, a senior engineer and director in the AutoML space. He spent time at H2O, dotData, Alteryx and many other places.
This is a fascinating conversation about the business, engineering, and science of machine learning automation in production. Learning about his experience is crucial for understanding the biography of the space.
We discuss the early motivations behind AutoML, the initial value propositions that propelled the first movers in the market, the market dynamics that operated in the early days, the evolution of the relevant engineering and science, how customers evaluate AutoML tools, the role of feature engineering and relational tables, the crucial role that explainability plays in AutoML, and many more topics.
Raymond is a prolific writer on LinkedIn. You should follow him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymondpeck/.