Narrative Science’s Power BI extension will draw insights from user data sets from a range of data sources — including Salesforce, Github and Adobe Analytics — and automatically generate written narratives to accompany data visualizations and tables.
“Microsoft’s vision and leadership is reflected in Power BI. The platform embodies making analytics more accessible to a wider audience and helping organizations to maximize the value of their business intelligence efforts,” said Stuart Frankel, CEO of Narrative Science, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to a join such a high caliber community dedicated to innovating BI.”
Founded in 2010, Narrative Science is the maker of the AI-powered Quill platform, which specializes in translating data sets into human-readable narratives. Featured in an Economist special report on artificial intelligence last year, the company’s technology has already been used by Forbes to cover financial stories, with a number of additional companies also using the platform to generate financial reports and other data-driven documents.
The Narratives for Power BI extension can be customized in a number of ways, including vocabulary adjustments and verbosity.
“Our vision of modern business intelligence includes making powerful analytics and data visualization easily accessible to everyone,” said Nick Caldwell, General Manager of Microsoft Power BI in a statement. “Our collaboration with Narrative Science aligns very well to this goal. Integrating Advanced NLG into Microsoft Power BI enables our customers to automatically turn complex data into insightful stories.”
The extension is already available for download.
Images via Narrative Science.
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