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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

Using Cognitive Services for CV

As well as adding images to your Power BI reports and dashboards, you can add images as data. To extract insights from images that you can visualize in your report, you can use prebuilt Computer Vision models. Depending on the type of images you have and the information you want to extract, you can use different APIs of the Azure Cognitive Services.

The three main Azure Cognitive Services you'll use with Power BI are listed here:

  • Computer Vision: Use prebuilt models to describe or categorize images based on generic models
  • Custom Vision: Customize a partially prebuilt model by adding your own data to categorize images or detect objects in images
  • Face: Detect and analyze human faces and facial features in images

Let's explore each of these three CV services.

Understanding Azure's Computer Vision

Although Azure's Computer Vision is the service that analyzes images, CV is also a term in and of itself. We...