I think it is fair to say that most of us are familiar with Chat GPT, a revolutionary Large Language Model from Open AI that is revolutionizing the way we work and interact with AI. Tableau recently announced at TC 2023 that they are working on a new tool called Tableau GPT, but what is Tableau GPT and how will its uses fit in with Tableau’s many product offerings?
Tableau GPT is an assistant that leverages the advanced capabilities of generative AI to simplify and democratize the process of data analysis. It is built from Einstein GPT, another recently announced Salesforce product that was produced in collaboration with OpenAI. Tableau GPT will bring generative AI natively into the user experience of Tableau to help users work smarter, learn faster and communicate better.
During the Devs on Stage section of the keynote this year at TC, Senior Director of Product Management Matthew Miller demonstrated Tableau GPTs capability to generate calculations. With the prompt “Extract email addresses from JSON,” Tableau GPT quickly returned a calculation that could easily be copied into the calculation window:
Tableau GPT also powers a new tool from Tableau named Tableau Pulse. This new offering allows users to generate powerful insights in seconds. In this next example, Tableau Pulse provides “data digests” in the user’s personalized metrics homepage that you can tailor to your needs. Pulse allows users have a simple, curated, ‘newsfeed’-like experience of key KPIs that you select. Over time, this experience will return more personalized results as Pulse learns what insights you care most about.
At the top of this example we can see Tableau Pulse returns a handful of metrics that this particular user should pay attention to. The metrics shown here are based on recent trends in your data recognized by Tableau GPT:
On the bottom of this example, you can see KPIs that this user has followed. Tableau Pulse gives users the latest value of the metric, a quick visual of the trend and an AI generated insight on that particular metric.
Tableau Pulse can also answer your questions about your data in natural language. After drilling down into the “Appliance Sales” metric, Tableau Pulse was asked, “What is driving change in Appliance Sales?” Tableau Pulse responded with a quick answer and a visualization to illustrate that response.
After using the insights given by Tableau Pulse in the example, air fryers are driving a change in the “appliance sales” metric. Users can can drill down even further by asking, “What else should I know about air fryers?” and Tableau Pulse returns an insight that “inventory fill rate” for air fryers is forecasted to fall below their predetermined threshold. Users can then share this insight with other members of their organization.
Tableau GPT and Pulse will no doubt change the way we interact with Tableau products. These new tools will allow users to produce the visualizations Tableau is famous for even faster than before, and give non-technical users a quick understanding of their data without the need to dedicate additional development time.
Salesforce announced they will be releasing Tableau Pulse and Tableau GPT in pilot later this year. When they do, you can guarantee that we’ll have insights to share. Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the new blogs coming out on Tableau’s new features!
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