Agriculture


Why We Need To Democratize Artificial Intelligence Education - TOPBOTS

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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?

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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

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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

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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.


BOSS Magazine Deep Learning AI Could Help End World Hunger

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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

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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.


Artificial intelligence advances to make farming smarter

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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.


Is Machine Learning the Future of Soil Fertility?

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An agtech company from the Netherlands is about to make landfall on U.S. soil with a new technology it says could change the way farmers manage soil fertility.


For Now, At Least, Genetically Engineered Babies Are Likely To Remain The Stuff Of Science Fiction

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Evoking thoughts of Gattaca, the 1997 film in which genetic engineering is used to make new and supposedly improved people, an eagerly anticipated report out Tuesday stopped short of recommending a ban on tweaking the genes of human eggs, sperm or embryos.


How MR and machine learning are driving innovation in farming

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Farming is, by far, the most mature industry mankind has created. Dating back to the dawn of civilization, farming has been refined, adjusted and adapted -- but never perfected. We, as a society, always worry over the future of farming. Today, we even apply terms usually reserved for the tech sector -- digital, IoT, AI and so on. So why are we worrying?