Intro to Intel Extensions of Scikit-learn to Accelerate Machine Learning Frameworks

Bob Chesebrough, Intel Solution Architect
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Scikit-learn is among the most useful and robust libraries for machine learning, providing a selection of tools for ML and statistical modeling via a consistent interface in Python, including classification, regression, clustering, and dimensionality reduction. In this session, Solution Architect Bob Chesebrough, will showcase the Intel® Extension for Scikit-learn and how to use it to speed up on CPUs, with only a few lines of code, many Scikit-learn standard ML algorithms such as kmeans, dbscan, and pca. He’ll also address how changing a few lines of code can target these same kernels for use on GPUs.

Key takeaways:
• Where to get and how to install the Intel extension, part of the Intel® oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit 
• Example scikit-learn algorithm speed up over stock scikit-learn
• Demonstration of the single line of code that enumerates all the Intel-optimized scikit-learn functions
• How to apply the functional patch to turn on Intel Extensions for Scikit-learn
• How to apply the dpctl command to offload data and computation to an Intel GPU
• Describe upcoming hands-on workshops for deeper dives

Speaker Bio:

Robert Chesebrough is currently a Solution Architect in the Intel Developer Academy. His education background is physics. His industry experience has been software development and application/performance engineering for fortune 100 companies and national laboratories for over three decades. He is a data scientist, using machine learning/ deep learning for nine years while working for Intel and other high tech companies.