Google Announces The General Availability Of Vertex AI To Expedite The Development And Maintenance Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Models

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Data scientists, every day, face manually stitching together Machine Learning point solutions and finding anomalies, resulting in a lag in model creation and experimentation, hence reducing the production level. To address these issues, Google announced Vertex AI, a managed machine learning platform meant to expedite the development and maintenance of artificial intelligence (AI) models to be generally available.

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Developers can create machine learning pipelines to train and assess models using Google Cloud algorithms or custom training code and handle image, video, text, and tabular data. They may then employ scalable managed infrastructure to deploy models for online or batch use cases. Vertex AI unifies the Google Cloud services for generating machine learning models into a single UI and API, making the process of developing, training, and deploying machine learning models at a scale much more straightforward. Scientists can move models from experimentation to production quicker, uncover patterns and irregularities more effectively, make better forecasts and judgments, and be more flexible in the face of changing market dynamics in one unified environment.

What to expect from Vertex AI:

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Data scientists and ML engineers will be able to 

  1. Access the AI tools that Google uses internally, including computer vision, language, conversation, and structured data. Further, it includes prebuilt containers for TensorFlow, XGBoost, and Scikit-learn prediction, as well as Docker images that developers can use to generate predictions from trained model elements. Vertex ML Edge Manager, which is presently in development, can build and monitor models on the edge if data has to stay on-site or on a device.
  2. Deploy more and faster, productive AI applications using Vertex Vizier, which increases the experimentation rate. The fully managed Vertex Feature Store helps practitioners serve, share, and reuse ML features and Vertex Experiments. In turn, it will be effective for practitioners to accelerate the deployment of models into production with faster model selection.
  3. Manage models with ease. MLOps products like Vertex Model Monitoring, Vertex ML Metadata, and Vertex Pipelines simplify the end-to-end ML process by reducing the complexity of self-service model maintenance and repeatability. Data Scientists will be able to move quickly using Vertex AI, but they also assure that their work will always be ready to launch. The platform aids in responsible deployment and guarantees that you move quickly from testing and model management to production, eventually generating business results.

Vertex AI will supersede all bequest services like AI Platform Data Labeling, AI Platform Training and Prediction, AutoML Natural Language, AutoML Video, AutoML Vision, AutoML Tables, and AI Platform Deep Learning Containers.

For getting started, Google’s this tutorial shows how to expedite ML training processes with Vertex AI, avoiding conducting model training on local settings like laptop PCs or desktops and working instead with Vertex AI bespoke training service. The authors demonstrate how to package the code for a training job, submit a training job, specify which machines to use, and acquire the trained model using a prebuilt TensorFlow 2 image.

Source: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/google-cloud-launches-vertex-ai-unified-platform-for-mlops