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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

Integrating the FAQ app with Power BI

Finally, we want to make the FAQ app we created with Power Apps and the question answering service available to end users of our reports in Power BI. To do that, we'll add the app we created as a visual to our report:

  1. Open a Power BI report in Power BI Desktop.
  2. Sign in with the same email account you used for Power Apps and Power Automate.
  3. From the Visualizations pane, select Power Apps for Power BI.

To integrate with Power Apps, you need to add data to this visual. Since we are not relying on the Power BI data with our app, you can essentially use any data (simple mock data will do). Use any already loaded data if you want, otherwise, you can quickly create a field with the following three steps.

  1. From the Home ribbon, select Enter data.
  2. Create a table with one column and one row and name the table and column PowerApps, as shown in Figure 9.34:

Figure 9.34 – Create Table