Microsoft Uses AI to Expose Insights Buried in Excel Spreadsheets

Microsoft has found another use for artificial intelligence. This time, the Redmond, Wash. software giant wants to help Excel users find data and business insights that aren’t readily apparent when they are working on their spreadsheets.

Among the latest updates to Office 365, Microsoft is including an AI tool that scours Excel spreadsheets and unearths information that users may have missed. The tool, called Insights in Excel, is “a new service that automatically highlights patterns it detects, which makes it easier for everyone to explore and analyze their data,” blogged Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office division at Microsoft.

Author: Pedro Hernandez


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