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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

Understanding responsible AI

Using insights that have been extracted from data to drive decisions is not necessarily a new practice. However, recent developments in society have raised many questions on what should or shouldn't be allowed when it comes to implementing AI. As a result, many organizations have started talking about how to use AI more responsibly.

So, what is meant by responsible AI? The idea of using AI responsibly mostly means that AI should cause no harm to anyone. There may be several ways in which we can cause harm. As AI is used to make decisions, we often look at how these decisions impact any individual. If we treat certain individuals unfairly or make the wrong decisions, we can cause them harm. Throughout this chapter, we'll explore how privacy, interpretability, and fairness are ways in which we can use AI responsibly.

Although these three concepts are discussed commonly in the context of responsible AI, they are not the only considerations...