AI models and business scenarios

In AI Builder, you can choose from several model types that are suited to different business scenarios. Here are some examples:

  • If you want to use intelligence to detect your products in images, you can refine a custom AI Builder object detection model. With a customizable model, you'll build, train, and publish it for your intended use.

  • If you want to use intelligence to automate your expense reports by scanning and processing business receipts, you can use a prebuilt AI Builder receipt scanning model. All prebuilt models allow you to go straight to productivity.

  • If you want to design a marketing campaign based on patterns in your historical data, you can use a custom prediction model tailored to your business, using your own historical data.

These models are only a few of the ways you can use AI Builder to add intelligence to your business processes.

To build a model with AI Builder:

  1. Sign in to Power Apps or Power Automate.

  2. On the left pane, select AI Builder > Explore.

  3. On the right pane, select the model type that matches what you want to do. Then, you're ready to get started.

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Model types

The following table lists the data type, models type, and build type.

  • The data type describes the type of AI that the models use (for example, documents, text, structured data, or images).

  • The build type indicates whether it’s a customizable model that you'll need to build, train, and publish for your intended use, or if it's a prebuilt model that’s ready to use. In general, use custom AI Builder models for applications where you're working with data that’s unique to your business. Use prebuilt models for scenarios that are common across different types of businesses.

Common business scenarios and the model types that are suited to them are described later in this topic.

Data Type Model type Build type
Documents Business card reader Prebuilt
Documents Document processing Custom
Documents Text recognition Prebuilt
Documents Receipt processing Prebuilt
Text Category classification Prebuilt and custom
Text Entity extraction Prebuilt and custom
Text Key phrase extraction Prebuilt
Text Language detection Prebuilt
Text Sentiment analysis Prebuilt
Text Text translation Prebuilt
Structured data Prediction Custom
Images Image classification (by Lobe) Custom
Images Object detection Custom

Common business scenarios

The different types of AI models in AI Builder provide you with a broad range of AI capabilities without the need for coding or data expertise. Here are some common business scenarios, and the preferred AI model types for addressing them:

Business scenario Model type
Automate customer application processing Document processing
Automate expense reports Receipt processing
Categorize user feedback based on their focus Category classification
Extract insights from product reviews Entity extraction
Identify language of text Language detection
Identify and classify customer feedback Sentiment analysis
Translate support requests into your language Text translation
Identify fraudulent transactions Prediction
Get alerted to social media posts referencing your brand Key phrase extraction
Automate contact list Business card reader
Automate inventory taking Object detection
Take a photo of text and save it to a database Text recognition

Next step

Build a model

See also

Feature availability by region