Want to know about Vertex AI Feature Store? Want to know how you can improve the accuracy of your ML models? What about how to find which data columns make the most useful features? Welcome to Feature Engineering, where we discuss good versus bad features and how you can preprocess and transform them for optimal use in your models. This course includes content and labs on feature engineering using BigQuery ML, Keras, and TensorFlow.
About this Course
What you will learn
Use the Vertex AI Feature Store
Describe how to move from raw data to features
Perform Feature Engineering in BigQuery ML and Keras
Preprocess features using Apache Beam and Cloud DataFlow
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 0: Introduction
This module provides an overview of the course and its objectives.
Module 1: Introduction to Vertex AI Feature Store
This module introduces Vertex AI Feature Store.
Module 2: Raw Data to Features
Feature engineering is often the longest and most difficult phase of building your ML project. In the feature engineering process, you start with your raw data and use your own domain knowledge to create features that will make your machine learning algorithms work. In this module we explore what makes a good feature and how to represent them in your ML model.
Module 3: Feature Engineering
This module reviews the differences between machine learning and statistics, and how to perform feature engineering in both BigQuery ML and Keras. We'll also cover some advanced feature engineering practices.
Module 4: Preprocessing and Feature Creation
In this module you will learn more about Dataflow, which is a complementary technology to Apache Beam and both of them can help you build and run preprocessing and feature engineering.
Module 5: Feature Crosses - TensorFlow Playground
In traditional machine learning, feature crosses don’t play much of a role, but in modern day ML methods, feature crosses are an invaluable part of your toolkit. In this module, you will learn how to recognize the kinds of problems where feature crosses are a powerful way to help machines learn.
Module 6: Introduction to TensorFlow Transform
TensorFlow Transform (tf.Transform) is a library for preprocessing data with TensorFlow. tf.Transform is useful for preprocessing that requires a full pass the data, such as: - normalizing an input value by mean and stdev - integerizing a vocabulary by looking at all input examples for values - bucketizing inputs based on the observed data distribution In this module we will explore use cases for tf.Transform.
Module 7: Summary
This module is a summary of the Feature Engineering course.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM FEATURE ENGINEERING
Difficulty scaled dramatically in this course compared to the previous ones. I would have liked a slower introduction to apache beam and more information about tf.transform
Great topics, the instructions are great. The only suggestion is cut down the number of different videos. just combine them together. 15 3 mins is not a great experience vs 3 15 min videos.
It contains great content for beginners and it was clear ! only thing is the lab session can be interactive rather than running the cells !
This course covers a lot about the data pre-processing, and the tools available in Google Cloud to enable the gruelling tasks. Thanks very much for the lectures and training labs. Very informative.
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