Research Project Figures Out How to Crowdsource Predictive Models

November 19, 2017

An MIT research project has come up with a way to crowdsource development of features for use in machine learning. Groups of data scientists contribute their ideas for this “feature engineering” into a collaboration tool named “FeatureHub.” The idea, according to lead researcher Micah Smith, is to enable contributors to spend a few hours reviewing a modeling problem and proposing various features. Then the software builds the models with those features and determines which ones are the most useful for a particular predictive task.

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