Introduction To Conformal Prediction With Python: A Short Guide For Quantifying Uncertainty Of Machine Learning Models

Introduction To Conformal Prediction With Python: A Short Guide For Quantifying Uncertainty Of Machine Learning Models Kindle Edition
by Christoph Molnar (Author)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 20, 2023
Language 语言:English
File size ‏ : ‎ 8145 KB
Print length ‏ : ‎ 139 pages

Book Description
Introduction To Conformal Prediction With Python is the quickest way to learn an easy-to-use and very general technique for uncertainty quantification.

"This concise book is accessible, lucid, and full of helpful code snippets. It explains the mathematical ideas with clarity and provides the reader with practical examples that illustrate the essence of conformal prediction, a powerful idea for uncertainty quantification."
– Junaid Butt, Research Software Engineer, IBM Research
"Modern statistics can be a difficult topic, but Christoph has managed to make it feel easy, practical, and fun! Reading this book is a great first step towards gaining mastery of conformal prediction and related topics."
– Anastasios Angelopoulos, Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley

A prerequisite for trust in machine learning is uncertainty quantification. Without it, an accurate prediction and a wild guess look the same.Yet many machine learning models come without uncertainty quantification. And while there are many approaches to uncertainty – from Bayesian posteriors to bootstrapping – we have no guarantees that these approaches will perform well on new data.

"I really enjoyed reading the book. The data science and machine learning community needs more people like Christoph Molnar who are able to translate emerging breakthrough research into digestible concepts. I can see this book becoming a key piece in accelerating the rate of adoption of conformal ML."
– Guilherme Del Nero Maia, Principal Data Science at Jabil

At first glance conformal prediction seems like yet another contender. But conformal prediction can work in combination with any other uncertainty approach and has many advantages that make it stand out:

Guaranteed coverage: Prediction regions generated by conformal prediction come with coverage guarantees of the true outcome
Easy to use: Conformal prediction approaches can be implemented from scratch with just a few lines of code
Model-agnostic: Conformal prediction works with any machine learning model
Distribution-free: Conformal prediction makes no distributional assumptions
No retraining required: Conformal prediction can be used without retraining the model
Broad application: conformal prediction works for classification, regression, time series forecasting, and many other tasks
Sound good?

Then this is the right book for you to learn about this versatile, easy-to-use yet powerful tool for taming the uncertainty of your models.

"Great practical examples, easy explanations, and highly entertaining. If you want to learn about the best Uncertainty Quantification framework for the 21st century, don't miss out on this book."
– Valeriy Manokhin, Managing Director at Open Predictive Technologies & Creator of Awesome Conformal Prediction
This book:

Teaches the intuition behind conformal prediction
Demonstrates how conformal prediction works for classification and regression
Shows how to apply conformal prediction using Python and MAPIE
Enables you to quickly learn new conformal algorithms
With the knowledge in this book, you'll be ready to quantify the uncertainty of any model.

"This book is a comprehensive guide and resource for anyone who wants to learn how to quantify uncertainty with conformal prediction by using python. Christoph's writing is clear and engaging. He provides practical examples that help readers understand how to apply conformal prediction techniques/concepts to real-world problems."
– Tony Zhang, Data Scientist at Munich Re

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