Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) provides two distinct benefits. The first benefit is the one that AutoML providers tend to tout: you don’t need (much) machine learning experience to use them. According to the marketing, AutoML does all of the work and you sit back and enjoy the fruits of its labor.
I am nowhere near sold on this use case for AutoML. Yes, you can get answers in a few clicks, but to get good answers, you need a lot more knowledge of data processing and statistics than they let on. Feeding in garbage data will get you mediocre results.
Click through for the second benefit, which I think applies much better. Also for a step-by-step demonstration of how AutoML works.