Introducing No-Code AI App Builder

This article was written by Colleen Willhide and originally appeared on the DataRobot Blog here:


Getting Started

When you log in to DataRobot 7.1, you will notice a new UI called Current Applications when you click the Applications option at the top of your screen. From here, you will see all of the existing AI apps, as well as the relevant metadata associated with them.

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You can take action on them as either a consumer or a builder, depending on your level of access to a given application.


Configuring Widgets

Thanks to the AI App Builder being entirely no-code, builders of any technical level can simply log in using Edit mode and begin dragging, dropping, and configuring the customizable widgets, as shown in the screenshot below.

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With a variety of widget options, including new and improved versions of the Predictor, Optimizer, and What-if Scenario apps, you can build powerful applications with  in-depth insights for the decision makers in your organization to use..

Sharing applications on any device is also easy. Responsive design enables support for apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

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The simplicity with how you build, deploy, and share AI apps means that you can iterate and improve on your ML project and model results to drive business decisions more effectively and efficiently than ever before.


Trusted and Explainable AI That Is Close to Your Business

The assets you build with DataRobot’s No-Code AI App Builder come with built-in explainability tools that app builders and decision-makers can use to dig into the details and explain how any prediction was made. This allows you to scale AI consumption across the entire organization by providing trusted decision-intelligence apps to every line of business.

Prediction Explanations

Building an app that allows end users to make new predictions is easy and comes with out-of-the-box prediction explanations. Using customizable widgets, you are able to quickly build a UI that shows the impact of individual features and their values for every prediction made. This enables you to have a clear conversation with anyone wanting to understand why a certain decision was made.

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What-If Scenarios

Another critical capability supported by the No-Code AI App Builder is the ability to configure an app to perform what-if scenarios. This feature has also been componentized into a customizable widget that you can drag onto the app canvas.

What-if scenarios allow users to make a base prediction, then change one or more inputs to create new scenarios and compare them side-by-side. This way you’ll be able to answer questions such as “Do changes in input values have the expected effect on the results?” Then you can select the option that provides the best outcome. For example, you could experiment with different term lengths and interest rates to figure out the right loan configuration for a new applicant that minimizes the chance of default.

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The No-Code AI App Builder optimizer component is ideal for situations where your end user needs to run hundreds of simulations to identify the ideal combination of input values to maximize a target outcome (e.g., sales, profit, quality, cost, or speed). They can do this by specifying any constraints for the values to be optimized and applying filters to narrow down results and quickly identify the best scenario.

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Get Started with the No-Code AI App Builder Today

If you already have DataRobot, you can get started with the No-Code AI App Builder right away. The new capability is a part of our 7.1 release and is available for all editions and all deployment options on-premise and in the cloud.

The No-Code AI App Builder works with your existing models and deployments and is accessible via the DataRobot UI. No additional licenses are needed to use it—just enable the feature in your settings. Your DataRobot account team can help you if you are running your DataRobot environment on-premise or in a VPC environment. If you are using the DataRobot Managed AI Cloud service, our customer support team will help you get it enabled.

In the DataRobot Community, we have also included videos and articles to explain the No-Code AI App Builder in more detail and help you build your first application. Contact us to request a personal demo.

We can’t wait to see what type of AI apps you will build!