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Artificial Intelligence with Power BI

By : Mary-Jo Diepeveen
Book Image

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)
1
Part 1: AI Fundamentals
5
Part 2: Out-of-the-Box AI Features
13
Part 3: Create Your Own Models

Technical requirements

To walk through the examples provided in this chapter, you will need the following:

  • Power BI Desktop

You can install Power BI from the Microsoft Store or find more advanced downloading options here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=58494

  • An Azure subscription

Cognitive Services is a service available in Azure. To create a resource, you need to have access to an Azure subscription. If you don't have one yet, you can sign up for a free subscription here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/.

  • Random images sample dataset

For the AI Insights example, we'll use a small dataset consisting of some miscellaneous objects. All these images were taken by the author. You can find the images here: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Artificial-Intelligence-with-Power-BI/tree/main/Chapter10/random-images.

  • Clothing images sample dataset

For the Custom Vision examples, we&apos...