AI is impacting agriculture in three areas
The technology is playing a much more consequential role in furthering two goals for agtech: making lots of food, and doing it sustainably.
Those who have followed the journey of Pete Nelson and the team at Memphis-based AgLaunch know that the organization is all about helping those in the agricultural sector adopt new practices and technologies that allow them to be as competitive as possible.
Recently, Crunchbase News noted that, while Silicon Valley has transformed every industry from health care to banking, agriculture has remained largely untouched — until now. “AI (artificial intelligence) in agtech is playing a much more consequential role in furthering two goals for agtech: making lots of food, and doing it sustainably,” writes Keerthi Vedantam in this article.
Where is AI gaining good traction? Crunchbase News cites three areas:
- Indoor farming, either by way of greenhouses or hydroponics-driven vertical farming;
- Crop protection, which is one of the farmers’ biggest issues; and
- Weather forecasting, which allows farmers to adopt technologies that not only predict the weather but also offer insights on how it will impact crops.