Microsoft Power BI + Narrative Science 

It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about the sexiness of Data Scientists.

Then just a few days ago Bernard Marr, who writes about big data analytics for Forbes, and who is also on our list of Data Analytics Thought Leaders, suggested that the job of data scientist, the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk, due, in part to companies like Narrative Science.

Narrative Science, founded in 2010, uses a Natural Language Generation (NLG) platform powered by Artificial Intelligence. The platform, Quill™ goes beyond reporting the numbers—it creates perfectly written narratives to convey meaning for any intended audience.

Microsoft Power BI + Narrative Science = Data Storytelling

Microsoft today announced their collaboration with Narrative Science to create Narratives for Power BI. The platform automatically communicates insights from all connected Power BI data sources in natural language.

Narratives for Power BI enables Microsoft Power BI users to immediately gain insight from all of their data – including Salesforce, Github and Adobe Analytics – by transforming it into intelligent narratives. Stories, in other words.

Menlo will be learning more about this collaboration at the Power BI Road Show later this month, and will report back.

In the meantime, be kind to Data Scientists, even though we think they will be just fine.