Food & Agriculture

Why We Need To Democratize Artificial Intelligence Education - TOPBOTS


When Sahil Singla joined the social impact startup Farmguide, he was shocked to discover that thousands of rural farmers in India commit suicide every year. When harvests go awry, desperate farmers are forced to borrow from microfinance loan sharks at crippling rates. Unable to pay back these predatory loans, victims kill themselves – often by grisly methods like swallowing pesticides – to escape the threats and violence of their ruthless debt collectors.

Automated agriculture: Can robots, drones, and AI save us from starvation?


Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before -- but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world's population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they're going to keep up. But luckily, there's a range of new technologies that might make it possible. In this series, we'll explore some of the innovative new solutions that farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on to make sure that nobody goes hungry in our increasingly crowded world.

FarmView - Work That Matters - Carnegie Mellon University


Artificial intelligence experts at Carnegie Mellon University are teaming up with agricultural leaders and plant scientists to solve the emerging global food crisis. CMU researchers are developing and deploying a unique comprehensive system of sensing, robotics and A.I. technologies to improve plant breeding and crop management practices in an effort to feed the earth's projected 9.6 billion people, 20 years from now.

Scientists believe they will make synthetic life within two years


After successfully synthesizing artificial DNA strands from Baker's yeast using nothing but laboratory equipment and human ingenuity, scientists working as part of the so-called Synthetic Yeast Project (SC2.0) are now ready to move onto their next endeavor: The synthesis of artificial human DNA.

A Yelp bot will deliver your sushi in San Francisco


While Amazon continues refining its delivery-by-UAV dream, Yelp is gearing up to test a grounded method to autonomously transport take out. The company is partnering with Marble to use their wheeled drone, which is designed to carry perishable cargo, to try out unmanned food delivery for its Seamless-like Yelp Eat24 service. Naturally, it's starting the drone delivery trials on the streets of San Francisco.

BOSS Magazine Deep Learning AI Could Help End World Hunger


The Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations projects that 9.7 billion people will inhabit the Earth come 2050. With one in eight people today not getting enough food, farmers will have to become more prolific in order to serve these additional billions.

AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control


Artificial intelligence (AI) is rising in prominence with the proliferation of chatbots, virtual assistants and other conversational tools that companies are using to improve customer service, productivity and operational efficiency. But AI is also helping to automate and streamline tasks in data-intensive industries traditionally ruled by rigorous science and good old-fashioned human analysis.

7 companies that used machine learning to solve real business problems - TechRepublic


The premise behind Google's Cloud Machine Learning Engine and TensorFlow technologies is to democratize access to machine learning tools and technologies. Additionally, these products are able to be implemented without the help of a PhD-educated data scientist.

Simulating data to combat illegal fishing in R


Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is becoming a major issue around the world . In general, IUU fishing is a broad term encapsulating many different scenarios (i.e.

Artificial intelligence advances to make farming smarter


More artificial intelligence, cheaper sensors and longer flying drones are only some of the technological advances that Kiwi farmers can look forward to on "data-driven" farms over the next 10 years.