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Data Formulator, AI powered data visualization from Microsoft

November 5, 2023


Have you ever wanted to create beautiful and informative charts and graphs from your data, but felt overwhelmed by the technical steps involved? If so, you're not alone. Data visualization is a powerful way to communicate insights and patterns from complex datasets, but it often requires transforming the data into a specific format before it can be visualized. This can be a daunting task for many data analysts, especially those who are not familiar with programming or data processing tools.


That's why Microsoft researchers have developed a new tool called Data Formulator, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make data visualization easier and more accessible. Data Formulator lets you express your ideas for visualization using simple words, such as "compare the temperatures of Seattle and Atlanta" or "show the average income by age group". You don't need to worry about how to transform the data to match your ideas, because Data Formulator has an AI agent that does it for you. The AI agent understands your concepts and finds the best way to visualize them, giving you multiple options to choose from. It also shows you how it transformed the data and what calculations it performed, so you can learn from it and improve your skills.


Data Formulator is a breakthrough in data visualization, because it separates the high-level intent from the low-level details, making the process more intuitive and transparent. It also leverages the power of AI to assist you in creating effective and meaningful visualizations, regardless of your technical background. With Data Formulator, you can focus on exploring your data and telling your story, without getting bogged down by the complexity of data transformation.


If you want to learn more about Data Formulator, you can check out the original article below. Data Formulator is an exciting example of how AI and human-computer interaction can work together to make data analysis easier and more enjoyable. I hope you find it useful and inspiring, and stay tuned for more of the latest news in artificial intelligence!


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