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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 10: Getting Insights from Images with Computer Vision

An image is worth a thousand words, but it can be hard to extract those words from an image. This expression shows how complex images are and how much information they can contain, which is why getting insights from images is a challenging task.

To quickly get insights from images, you can use Computer Vision models. Computer Vision (CV) is a type of Deep Learning (DL), where the goal is to teach the computer to understand images. With the Computer Vision models offered by Azure's Cognitive Services, you can analyze images in Power BI.

In this chapter, we'll explore two ways to work with the Vision application programming interfaces (APIs) from Cognitive Services in Power BI: Computer Vision and Custom Vision. Additionally, we'll visualize a set of images in Power BI to add context to the extracted insights. Specifically, we'll be looking at the following topics:

  • Getting insights with Computer...