AI model types

In AI Builder, AI is based on model types that you choose from, based on your business needs. For example, build an object detection model that recognizes your products in an image, or a prediction model that predicts business outcomes based on patterns that the AI learns from your historical data. Train and publish the model, and it's ready for use in your business.

To build a model by using AI Builder, sign in to Power Apps and, in the left pane, select AI Builder > Build. Select the model type that matches what you want to do, and you're ready to get started.

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Different AI model types are designed for various business scenarios. With AI Builder, you can build and train your own AI custom model, designed by you for your specific business requirement. You can also choose from several prebuilt models for common business scenarios. Prebuilt models are ready to use 'out of the box' in Power Apps and Power Automate, without any need to build and train the model.

Custom AI models

Custom AI models are models that you build by choosing a model type in AI Builder, and then training the model to do a specific AI task by using your data. You select the model type, provide the data, build and train your own unique AI model, and then use or share the model. Build your own custom AI model by using the following AI model types.

AI model type Category Start here
Category classification Language Overview of the category classification custom model
Entity extraction Language Overview of the entity extraction custom model
Form processing Vision Overview of the form-processing model
Object detection Vision Overview of the object detection model
Prediction Prediction Overview of the prediction model

Prebuilt AI models

AI Builder features prebuilt AI models that you can use in Power Apps and Power Automate. With a prebuilt model, you get an AI model that Microsoft has built and trained to do a specific task. You don't need to build or train the model yourself to use it. The following prebuilt AI models are available.

AI model type Category Start here
Business card reader Vision Overview of business card reader
Text recognition Vision Overview of text recognition
Category classification Language Overview of category classification
Key phrase extraction Language Overview of key phrase extraction
Language detection Language Overview of language detection
Sentiment analysis Language Overview of sentiment analysis
Receipt processing Vision Overview of receipt processing
Text translation Language Overview of text translation

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See also

Feature availability by region