Posted On: Dec 1, 2020

Today, we are excited to announce a new capability in Amazon QuickSight called Amazon QuickSight Q. Q is a machine learning-powered natural language capability that empowers business users to ask questions about all of their data using everyday business language and get answers in seconds. For example, users simply type “what is our year-over-year growth rate” and get an instant answer in QuickSight as a visualization.  

Previously, when business users couldn’t find an answer to their question from their data dashboards, they had to submit ad-hoc requests to their BI teams, which could take several weeks to complete. With Amazon QuickSight Q, business users can now get answers to their questions instantly and reduce the burden on their thinly-staffed BI teams.  

To ask a question, users simply type in the questions on the Amazon QuickSight Q search bar. As they type, Q provides auto-complete suggestions, spell check, and acronym and synonym matching, so users don’t have to worry about typos or remember the exact business terms in the data. Q uses deep learning and machine learning (natural language processing and schema understanding) to understand users’ intent and the meaning of the underlying data to generate an answer for the users. Q comes pre-trained on data from various domains and industries like sales, marketing, operations, retails, human resources, pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy and more, so it is optimized to understand complex business language. There’s no need for users to learn any syntax to ask questions. Q also continuously improves over time by learning from user interactions and providing users with the ability to provide the correct answer whenever it doesn’t understand the question or a phrase in the question.  

Amazon QuickSight Q is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) in preview. Sign up for the preview here