Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence. Google’s CEO says one solution to the skills shortage is to have machine-learning software take over some of the work of creating machine-learning software.
Researchers at Google have shown that their learning algorithms can automate the designing of machine-learning software. In some cases, their automated system came up with designs that rivals or beats the best work of human machine-learning experts.
The project called AutoML is targeted at making it easier to use a technique called deep learning, which Google and others use to power speech and image recognition, translation, and robotics.MORE