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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

Optimizing your Q&A visual

We have learned that the language model used by the Q&A visual is pretrained to semantically match questions asked by a user to answers extracted from the dataset in Power BI. The model is trained to generalize well over different datasets, which means it can make mistakes. To improve the user's experience, the Q&A visual can be optimized when opening the report with Power BI Desktop. Let's explore how we can improve the language model.

Exploring the Q&A setup

Any improvement or optimization we want to do on the language model used by the Q&A visual can be done through the Q&A setup in Power BI Desktop. To open this setup, we'll use the following steps:

  1. Make sure a Q&A visual is added to your report in Power BI Desktop.
  2. Select the settings icon on the top right of the Q&A visual (highlighted with an arrow in the following figure), as shown in Figure 6.5:

Figure 6.5...