As the complexity of choosing optimised and task specific steps and ML models is often beyond non-experts, the rapid growth of machine learning applications has created a demand for off-the-shelf machine learning methods that can be used easily and without expert knowledge. We call the resulting research area that targets progressive automation of machine learning AutoML.
Although it focuses on end users without expert knowledge, AutoML also offers new tools to machine learning experts, for example to:
1. Perform architecture search over deep representations
2. Analyse the importance of hyperparameters.