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

Using visuals to show a reel of images in a report

Although you may want to analyze images to visualize only the insights extracted in your Power BI report, it is also possible to show a set of images.

In the example used throughout this chapter, we used images of items of clothing that we wanted to categorize. After training a model in Custom Vision, we were able to score the images in Power BI and get the category of clothing detected in each image.

In this section, we'll explore how we can visualize a reel of images.

Storing data and ensuring it is anonymously accessible

To show images in Power BI, they need to be anonymously accessible. Whether you want to refer to the image URL or the binary contents you have stored somewhere, either should be publicly accessible without requiring authentication. That means you can store it on OneDrive if the folder is publicly accessible, on a public website of some kind, or—for example—on a cloud storage solution...