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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

Creating an FAQ app with Power Apps

By creating the question answering service, we configured the model that will search for the best-matched question-answer pair. To interact with the service, we need a frontend that will allow the user to enter a question and see the response.

Power BI is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. Within this platform, we also have Power Apps and Power Automate. These two services allow us to quickly create the frontend we need.

To follow along with these steps, you need a work or school account and a license to Power Apps, as described in the Technical requirements section at the beginning of this chapter. As the process may seem complicated, the steps have been subdivided to create clarity.

Creating a new app with Power Apps

We'll start by creating a new blank app in Power Apps:

  1. Open a browser, and navigate to
  2. Sign in with the work or school account that you associated with a Power Apps...