Productionizing AI: How to Deliver AI B2B Solutions with Cloud and Python

  • 4h 14m
  • Barry Walsh
  • Apress
  • 2023

This book is a guide to productionizing AI solutions using best-of-breed cloud services with workarounds to lower costs. Supplemented with step-by-step instructions covering data import through wrangling to partitioning and modeling through to inference and deployment, and augmented with plenty of Python code samples, the book has been written to accelerate the process of moving from script or notebook to app.

From an initial look at the context and ecosystem of AI solutions today, the book drills down from high-level business needs into best practices, working with stakeholders, and agile team collaboration. From there you’ll explore data pipeline orchestration, machine and deep learning, including working with and finding shortcuts using artificial neural networks such as AutoML and AutoAI. You’ll also learn about the increasing use of NoLo UIs through AI application development, industry case studies, and finally a practical guide to deploying containerized AI solutions.

The book is intended for those whose role demands overcoming budgetary barriers or constraints in accessing cloud credits to undertake the often difficult process of developing and deploying an AI solution.

What You Will Learn

  • Develop and deliver production-grade AI in one month
  • Deploy AI solutions at a low cost
  • Work around Big Tech dominance and develop MVPs on the cheap
  • Create demo-ready solutions without overly complex python scripts/notebooks

Who this book is for:

Data scientists and AI consultants with programming skills in Python and driven to succeed in AI.

About the Author

Barry Walsh is a software-delivery consultant and AI trainer at Pairview with a background in exploiting complex business data to optimize and de-risk energy assets at ABB/Ventyx, Infosys, E.ON, Centrica, and his own start-up He has a proven track record of providing consultancy services in Data Science, BI, and Business Analysis to businesses in Energy, IT, FinTech, Telco, Retail, and Healthcare, Barry has been at the apex of analytics and AI solutions delivery for 20 years. Besides being passionate about Enterprise AI, Barry spends his spare time with his wife and 8-year-old son, playing the piano, riding long bike rides (and a marathon on a broken toe this year), eating out whenever possible or getting his daily coffee fix.

In this Book

  • Prologue
  • Introduction to AI and the AI Ecosystem
  • AI Best Practice and DataOps
  • Data Ingestion for AI
  • Machine Learning on Cloud
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • AutoML, AutoAI, and the Rise of NoLo UIs
  • AI Full Stack—Application Development
  • AI Case Studies
  • Deploying an AI Solution (Productionizing and Containerization)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Postscript