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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

Chapter 6: Using Natural Language to Explore Data with the Q&A Visual

Instead of being restricted to the insights of the data shown in the visuals created by data analysts, the Q&A visual allows users to ask questions about the data in a natural way and get answers through visuals.

Suppose you are a data analyst and you have created reports to share with a large number of people. Not everyone wants to see the same visuals or insights of the data. By adding a Q&A visual to your report, you allow users to ask questions about the data and get insights in the form of visuals, all without the users needing to know how to create the visual to get the necessary insight.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Understanding natural language processing
  • Creating a Q&A visual in Power BI
  • Optimizing your Q&A visual

After we've covered these topics, you'll be able to add a Q&A visual to your Power BI report...