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Advocate II

AI Insights Vision feature not working

In Power Query Editor, I am trying to use the "Vision" cognitive services feature from AI Insights tab to get tags from images. However, I am getting this error after applying the step "Applied Tag Images" and is reported in the "Tag images.Json" column.
"error": "Failed to download image with the url {URL of the Image} . Reason: Forbidden."

The images are hosted internally so cannot share the URL here. The image URL however works if I open them in Edge browser.

Has anyone faced similar issue? I am wondering whether the AI engine which does the image processing doesn't have access. But not sure how to find that out. There is premium capacity available to perform this task. The other cognitive services functions such as Text analytics are working fine. 

Advocate II
Advocate II

Thanks @v-stephen-msft > Yes the column is formatted to be image URL. If I copy one of the URLs from that table in query editor and paste in Edge browser, I am able to view the image. These image URLs also work fine inside the report view of Power BI Desktop if I use it in a visual. Will keep looking for more info. 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @KD_PBI_DA100 ,


This function requires an image URL or a base-64 field as input. At this time, image tagging supports English, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese. For more information, see supported languages.


Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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