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Start 2021 Better With AI Builder

Start 2021 Better With AI Builder



2020 was certainly a difficult year for many of us. But as we look ahead to a brighter future in 2021, what better way to start it out than with some AI? After all, AI is designed to improve our lives. Specifically, let's talk about Microsoft's AI Builder. If you're not already familiar with AI Builder, it's a feature that's part of the Microsoft Power Platform that allows organizations to predict outcomes and improve business performance. It's also a code-less solution, so your admins, business analysts and super users can easily get started with it.


It's not necessarily new this year, but has some recently added cool features. This past year, it added better integration with Power Apps and Power Automate which includes:

  • AI Builder operation group in Power Automate - admins can choose from a list of AI models to add intelligence to automated processes. Some examples include:
    • Categorize text in incoming emails or on social media to analyze the meaning
      AI Builder _ Category Classification
    • Process forms attached to an incoming email and save the extracted information to Dynamics 365 or in a SharePoint list
      AI Builder _ Form Processing
    • Extract text from or count objects in images
      AI Builder _ Object Detection
    • Predict outcomes using your historical data by training your models automatically
      AI Builder _ Prediction
  • On-demand prediction (only in public preview as of Sep 1, 2020)
    • Admins can invoke your prediction models and get the outcomes in real-time


Additionally, new features have been added to preview, with a few already generally available:

  • Easily add AI Builder text models to your Power Apps applications by using new controls and formulas
  • Receipt processing
  • Text translation (already generally available)
  • Use Power Automate prebuilt templates to add AI to your business processes (already generally available)
  • Extract entities from text with prebuilt entity extraction models (already generally available)
  • Customize your entity extraction model (already generally available)
  • Customize your text classification model for categorizing your text (already generally available)
  • Numerical prediction
    • For example, you can predict product ratings, price estimates, time to completion, etc.
  • Multiclass support for prediction
  • Schedule training and inference


To get started testing out these features, just sign in to your Power Apps or Power Automate. Select AI Builder -> Build:

AI Builder Model Templates

We've blogged about Microsoft AI here and here in the past, some of which allow more tailored experiences with the assistance of a developer. AI Builder features will continue to improve and becoming more mainstream in the near future, so don't hesitate to get started!

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