Necessity has always been a key driver in innovation. This is especially true in the realm of agriculture. Throughout our history, we have relied on technological improvements to increase farming efficiency, reduce its human labor requirement and yield higher quality results. Now, as the global population swells exponentially, humankind is facing greater pressure to produce enough food and to do so sustainably.
Fortunately, we are living in the digital era. New and profound developments are being introduced seemingly each and every day. One particularly important advancement is artificial intelligence (AI). Used as an umbrella term, AI refers to a range of technologies allowing machines to perform complex tasks on their own. That range often encompasses machine learning, robotics and even remote monitoring devices used to observe crops or livestock.
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