Agriculture

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Agriculture

Tracking Changes on Earth’s Surface

Computer vision systems are scanning satellite photos to track construction on the Earth’s surface — an exercise in behavior recognition on a global scale.What’s new: Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (Smart) is
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Barnyard Sentiment Analysis
Agriculture

Barnyard Sentiment Analysis

Neural networks may help farmers make sure their animals are happy.What’s new: Researchers led by Elodie Briefer and Ciara Sypherd at University of Copenhagen developed a system that interprets the moods behind a pig’s grunts and squeals.
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Agriculture

Full-Bodied With Hints of Forest Fire: AI Masks Smoke Flavor in Wine's Tainted by Wildfire

Wineries in areas affected by wildfires are using machine learning to produce vintages that don’t taste like smoke. Some California winemakers are using a service called Tastry to identify grapes tainted by smoke from the state’s surging blazes and recommend blends that will mask the flavor.
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Sequence of coffee producers using technology from Israeli-Colombian startup Demetria.
Agriculture

Wake Up and Smell the AI: Coffee Producers Use AI to Grow Better Beans

Coffee producers are using machine learning to grow better beans.What’s new: Beverage giant Nespresso is rolling out a system to assess the quality of hybrid coffee seedlings using technology from Israeli-Colombian startup Demetria.
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Agriculture

Outstanding in the Field

One of the world’s largest makers of farm equipment is doubling down on self-driving tractors. John Deere agreed to pay $250 million for Bear Flag Robotics, a California startup that upgrades conventional tractors.
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Agriculture

Fresh Funds for U.S. Research

The U.S. plans to build nearly a dozen new civilian AI research labs. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) committed $220 million to fund 11 National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, complementing seven other AI research institutes that were established last year.
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Video showing how robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming work
Agriculture

To Bee or Not to Bee

Insects that spread pollen to fruiting plants are in trouble. A possible alternative: Robots. Farmers in Australia and the U.S. are using robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes.
1 min read
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Agriculture

Who Watches the Welders?

A robot inspector is looking over the shoulders of robot welders. Farm equipment maker John Deere described a computer vision system that spots defective joints, helping to ensure that its heavy machinery leaves the production line ready to roll.
1 min read
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Agriculture

U.S. Proposes National AI Centers

The White House called for new funding for AI research including a constellation of research centers. Nonetheless, the U.S. government’s annual spending on the technology still would lag behind that of several other
2 min read
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Agriculture

AI on the Cob

Deep learning research is harvesting better ways to manage farms. A convolutional neural network predicted corn yields in fields across the U.S. Midwest.
2 min read
Some results from CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising startups in AI
Agriculture

Machine Learning Churning

Many of this year’s hottest AI companies are taking the spotlight from last year’s darlings.What’s new: CB Insights, which analyzes early-stage companies, published its annual list of the 100 “most promising” startups in AI.
1 min read
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Agriculture

Poultry in Motion

A top meat packer is counting its chickens with AI. Tyson Foods is using computer vision to track drumsticks, breasts, and thighs as they move through its processing plants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
1 min read
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Agriculture

Machines Take Everyone’s Job

From blue collar laborers to lab coated professionals, is any job safe from AI? AI will exceed human performance at a wide range of activities. Huge populations will become jobless.
2 min read
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Agriculture

AI Startups in Demand

AI startups are being scooped up at an accelerating pace, many by companies outside the tech sphere. A report by CB Insights shows that, as of August, 2019 was on track to surpass last year’s record number of AI startup acquisitions.
1 min read
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Agriculture

Agbots Want Jobs Americans Don’t

Advances in computer vision and robotic dexterity may reach the field just in time to save U.S. agriculture from a looming labor shortage. CNN Business surveyed the latest crop of AI-powered farmbots.
1 min read

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