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Artificial Intelligence with Power BI

By : Mary-Jo Diepeveen
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Artificial Intelligence with Power BI

By: Mary-Jo Diepeveen

Overview of this book

The artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in Power BI enable organizations to quickly and easily gain more intelligent insights from unstructured and structured data. This book will teach you how to make use of the many AI features available today in Power BI to quickly and easily enrich your data and gain better insights into patterns that can be found in your data. You’ll begin by understanding the benefits of AI and how it can be used in Power BI. Next, you’ll focus on exploring and preparing your data for building AI projects and then progress to using prominent AI features already available in Power BI, such as forecasting, anomaly detection, and Q&A. Later chapters will show you how to apply text analytics and computer vision within Power BI reports. This will help you create your own Q&A functionality in Power BI, which allows you to ask FAQs from another knowledge base and then integrate it with PowerApps. Toward the concluding chapters, you’ll be able to create and deploy AutoML models trained in Azure ML and consume them in Power Query Editor. After your models have been trained, you’ll work through principles such as privacy, fairness, and transparency to use AI responsibly. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned when and how to enrich your data with AI using the out-of-the-box AI capabilities in Power BI.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: AI Fundamentals
Part 2: Out-of-the-Box AI Features
Part 3: Create Your Own Models

Chapter 9: Integrating an Interactive Question and Answering App into Power BI

Visuals make a Power BI report. Your users will likely need more than graphical representations of the data to understand the complete story. Although you can add text to your reports, not all text should be put directly into the report.

End users of reports may have questions about the data, for example, to understand how a certain variable is measured or how often the data is refreshed. To avoid information overload in the Power BI report itself, you can integrate an app that will answer the frequently asked questions.

In this chapter, we'll be going step by step through creating an interactive question answering app, and integrating this with Power BI, in the following topics:

  • Creating a question answering service
  • Creating an FAQ app with Power Apps
  • Integrating the FAQ app with Power BI
  • Improving the question answering model

In this chapter, we'll use a frequently...