Interpretable Machine Learning with Python
- Paperback: 736 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook (April 9, 2021)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 180020390X
- ISBN-13: 978-1800203907
Interpretable Machine Learning with Python: Understand the key aspects and challenges of machine learning interpretability, learn how to overcome them with interpretation methods, and leverage them to build fairer, safer, and more reliable models
Do you want to understand your models and mitigate the risks associated with poor predictions using practical machine learning (ML) interpretation? Interpretable Machine Learning with Python can help you overcome these challenges, using interpretation methods to build fairer and safer ML models.
The first section of the book is a beginner’s guide to interpretability and starts by recognizing its relevance in business and exploring its key aspects and challenges. You’ll focus on how white-box models work, compare them to black-box and glass-box models, and examine the trade-offs. The second section will get you up to speed with a vast array of interpretation methods, also known as Explainable AI (XAI) methods, and how to apply them to different use cases. In addition to the step-by-step code, there’s a strong focus on interpreting model outcomes in the context of each chapter’s example. In the third section, you’ll focus on tuning models and training data for interpretability by reducing complexity, mitigating bias, placing guardrails, and enhancing reliability. The methods you’ll explore here range from state-of-the-art feature selection and dataset debiasing methods to monotonic constraints and adversarial retraining.
- Recognize the importance of interpretability in business
- Study models that are intrinsically interpretable such as linear models, decision trees, and Naïve Bayes
- Become well-versed in interpreting models with model-agnostic methods
- Visualize how an image classifier works and what it learns
- Understand how to mitigate the influence of bias in datasets
- Discover how to make models more reliable with adversarial robustness
- Use monotonic constraints to make fairer and safer models
By the end of this Interpretable Machine Learning with Python book, you’ll be able to understand ML models better and enhance them through interpretability tuning.