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How AI Can Transform Data Visualization

Updated on: 15 February 2024 | 4 min read
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Data visualization is the process of presenting data in a graphical or pictorial format, such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams or infographics. Data visualization can help you communicate complex information, discover patterns and trends, and make better decisions.

But data visualization is not a simple task. It requires a lot of skills and knowledge, such as choosing the right type of visualization, selecting the appropriate data sources, cleaning and processing the data, designing the layout and aesthetics, and interpreting the results.

That’s where artificial intelligence (AI) can help. AI is the branch of computer science that deals with creating machines or systems that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, and problem-solving.

Incorporating AI into Data Visualization

  • Automating the data preparation and analysis process, saving you time and effort of cleaning, transforming, or aggregating the data manually.

  • Generating insights and recommendations based on the data, helping you understand their meaning and implications. Using AI you can even determine what actions you can take based on the information. AI uses advanced algorithms and models to find patterns, trends, outliers, and correlations in the data, and suggests the best ways to optimize your outcomes.

  • Creating interactive and dynamic visualizations that respond to user inputs and feedback, allowing you to explore the data from different angles and perspectives.

  • Personalizing the visualizations based on your preferences, goals, and context, making them more relevant and engaging. You can use different prompts to generate various types of charts, layouts and themes to suit your requirements.

Benefits of Using AI for Data Visualization

  • Improving the quality and accuracy of the visualizations, reducing errors and biases.

  • Increasing the efficiency and productivity of the data visualization process, enabling you to create more visualizations in less time.

  • Enhancing the creativity and innovation of the visualizations, allowing you to discover new patterns and insights that you might have missed otherwise.

  • Boosting the impact and influence of the visualizations, making them more persuasive and memorable.

Limitations of Using AI for Data Visualization

  • Ensuring the trustworthiness and transparency of the AI systems, explaining how they work and why they produce certain results. AI systems should be able to explain how they work and why they produce certain results, especially when they affect human lives and well-being.

  • Balancing the automation and human intervention of the AI systems, finding the optimal level of control and collaboration between the machine and the user. This means that the AI systems should not replace human judgment or responsibility, but rather augment and support them.

  • Dealing with ethical and social issues related to the AI systems, such as privacy, security, fairness, and accountability.

How Creately VIZ Helps Visualize Data

Creately VIZ is Creately’s AI assistant that helps you visualize and organize information with single commands. With Creately VIZ, you can:

Generate visuals instantly using text prompts, such as mind maps, flowcharts, or kanban boards.

Generate visuals  instantly

Access expert insights without the expertise, by using smart AI templates for visual frameworks and models, such as SWOT Analysis business model canvas, or user journey map.

Access expert insights

Visualize complex processes easily by extending shapes and creating flows automatically, without manual drawing.

Visualize complex processes

Organize ideas with ease by grouping and categorizing elements in a diagram or framework based on themes, sentiments, or custom criteria.

Organize ideas

Generate multi-perspective views by converting the same information into various diagram types, such as timelines, priority grids, or fishbone diagrams.

Generate multi-perspective views

Creately VIZ is designed to make data visualization easy for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can start using Creately VIZ with no learning curve.


Data visualization is a powerful way to communicate complex information. But it can also be challenging and time-consuming. That’s why you should use AI to enhance your data visualization process. And that’s why you should use Creately VIZ to leverage AI for data visualization.

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Hansani Bandara
Hansani Bandara Content Specialist

Hansani has a background in journalism and marketing communications. She loves reading and writing about tech innovations. She enjoys writing poetry, travelling and photography.

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