Auto-Keras is an open source software library for automated machine learning (AutoML). It is developed by DATA Lab at Texas A&M University and community contributors. The ultimate goal of AutoML is to provide easily accessible deep learning tools to domain experts with limited data science or machine learning background. Auto-Keras provides functions to automatically search for architecture and hyperparameters of deep learning models.

AutoKeras 1.0 is coming soon!


To install the package, please use the pip installation as follows:

pip3 install autokeras # for 0.4 version
pip3 install git+git://github.com/keras-team/autokeras@master#egg=autokeras # for 1.0 version

Note: currently, Auto-Keras is only compatible with: Python 3.6.


Here is a short example of using the package.

import autokeras as ak

clf = ak.ImageClassifier()
clf.fit(x_train, y_train)
results = clf.predict(x_test)

For detailed tutorial, please check here.

Cite this work

Haifeng Jin, Qingquan Song, and Xia Hu. "Auto-keras: An efficient neural architecture search system." Proceedings of the 25th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining. ACM, 2019. (Download)

Biblatex entry:

  title={Auto-Keras: An Efficient Neural Architecture Search System},
  author={Jin, Haifeng and Song, Qingquan and Hu, Xia},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the 25th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery \& Data Mining},


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Contributing Code

You can follow the Contributing Guide for details. The easist way to contribute is to resolve the issues with the "call for contributors" tag. They are friendly to beginners.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the D3M program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) administered through AFRL contract FA8750-17-2-0116; the Texas A&M College of Engineering, and Texas A&M.