Non-Fiction - Business/Finance

The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment

Category:Non-Fiction - Business/Finance

Author:Eric Siegel

  • Number of Pages: 256
  • ISBN-10: 0262048906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262048903
  • ASIN: Unsure

The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment by Eric Siegel provides a comprehensive and practical guide for navigating the complex science of deploying machine learning (ML) projects within organizations. Siegel presents a six-step bizML practice aimed at ushering ML initiatives from conception to deployment, drawing from his extensive consulting experience with Fortune Global 500 companies. The book begins by addressing the pervasive impact of ML across various business domains and the challenges of successfully deploying ML projects. Siegel emphasizes the importance of aligning ML initiatives with clear business outcomes and engaging stakeholders effectively. Through illuminating case studies, including examples from UPS and FICO, Siegel illustrates both the successes and failures of ML deployment, providing valuable insights into best practices and common pitfalls.

The book’s focus on bridging the gap between technical and business requirements and the need for collaboration and communication across teams shines through the book. Each chapter outlines essential practices for successful ML deployment, from establishing deployment and prediction goals to preparing data and deploying models. Moreover, Siegel introduces the concept of ''bizML'' as a structured approach to facilitate collaboration and planning for ML deployment, offering practical strategies for overcoming common challenges. Readers will understand why it is essential to establish clear deployment goals to align ML initiatives with overarching business objectives, define precise prediction goals, and ensure that ML models effectively address specific business challenges. The bizML concept underscores the need to establish robust evaluation metrics to assess deployed models' performance and efficacy accurately. Also, it stresses the critical role of data preparation in fueling successful ML deployment, emphasizing the importance of clean, relevant data for effective training models. The AI Playbook provides a valuable roadmap for ML deployment, offering actionable insights and practical advice for harnessing the full potential of ML within organizations. The book's accessible language and real-world examples make it valuable for business professionals and technical practitioners involved in ML projects. The author has a wealth of experience and knowledge and can communicate it, providing illustrations and images as telling as the engaging prose.

Reviewed By: Matthew Novak

Reviewed Date: April 3, 2024

Category: Non-Fiction - Business/Finance