July 2023 updates for AI Builder
We are happy to announce several new updates to AI Builder capabilities that will extend the number of scenarios you can automate with AI.
GPT action broadly available to US customers
The ‘Create text with GPT action’ is now broadly available to customers based in the United States. This exciting new capability allows makers to use GPT models in the context of automation to perform a wide range of enterprise scenarios centered around text processing and content generation. Available through the AI Builder connector, this capability allows you to send dynamic content to GPT and perform numerous tasks like summarizing content, extracting content, classifying e-mails or pre-generating e-mail responses.
You can create custom instructions to GPT or use pre-configured templates to get started. Learn more about how to use GPT from Azure’s OpenAI service with the AI Builder connector: Use your Azure OpenAI Service model in Power Automate (preview) | Microsoft Learn
Validate and augment GPT content with editable Approvals
An essential part of using AI-generated content in automated workflows is the ability for human review. AI-generated content can be imperfect, and it is important to be able to review it, especially if it is used for customer-facing communication.
For you to include a human review process within GPT flows, we’ve introduced a new feature in Approvals that allows you to review and edit text. Add the new Power Automate action “Start and wait for an approval of text” after your GPT action to send the AI-generated text to an individual approver or a team of approvers.
This action pauses the flow and creates an “Approve/Reject – First to respond” approval with the ability to edit the suggested text generated by GPT.
It has never been easier to review and edit text with the power of Approvals! Learn more about this feature: Use your Azure OpenAI Service model in Power Automate (preview) | Microsoft Learn.
AI Builder activity monitoring available in public preview
We’re happy to introduce a new monitoring feature that allows you to keep track of AI Builder model activity and AI credit consumption.
Access it now though the Monitor menu in the Power Automate portal:
This new monitoring interface allows makers and admins to track the data processed by AI Builder models, as well as the processing time and number of credits consumed by flow or app runs. Administrators of the environment can access data for all users and models in the environment, while makers will be able to access monitoring activity generated by their own usage.
The data is stored in the AI Event Dataverse table, giving flexibility to generate custom reports using Power BI so that you can tailor monitoring views for your specific need.
Learn more about this new feature in the Activity monitoring (preview) | Microsoft Learn page.
Extend Invoice Processing with custom fields
You can now extend the behavior of the prebuilt invoice processing model by adding new fields to be extracted in addition to the default ones. Start by creating a custom document processing model, then select “Invoices (preview)” as the type of document to process.
Instead of having to build an invoice processing model from scratch, you can re-use all the default fields of the invoice processing pre-built model and add only the additional ones you need. This feature will simplify the model creation process for custom invoices, making it much easier to train a custom model.
Learn more about this feature: Create a document processing custom model in AI Builder | Microsoft Learn.
Co-ownership of AI models
AI Builder now supports multiple users co-owning an AI model, empowering multiple individuals to contribute to the AI model training lifecycle process. By enabling multiple owners, model improvements can be performed by multiple individuals within a company, allowing teams of makers to update and improve model performance over time.
In the model detail page of a model, users now have a new option to share as “Co-owner”. Selecting it when you want to share the model, will grant edit rights to the users that you define:
Learn more about this new feature: Share your AI model – AI Builder | Microsoft Learn.
Pricing and more
AI Builder prices have also been adjusted, with updated rates and volume discounts available. Download the Power Platform Licensing Guide to see the latest updates to AI Builder pricing.
Please feel free to provide your AI Builder questions and feedback in the Power Automate Community. Happy Automation!