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Water Wednesday Recap: Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture

Water Wednesdays in February have focused on Precision Agriculture. As the last talk of the month, we invited Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis to talk about the applications of artificial intelligence and precision agriculture.

Probably we all have heard of Artificial Intelligence or AI, but what does the term really mean? Roughly speaking, Artificial Intelligence is the study of man-made computational devices and systems which can be made to act in a manner which we would be inclined to call intelligent.

As we discussed in the Water Wednesday Recap – What Is Precision Agriculture, the advancement of technologies allows the concept of precision agriculture to be realized in a practical production setting. Technological advances in computer vision, mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have enabled the development and implementation of remote sensing technologies for plant, weed, pest, and disease identification and management. They provide a unique opportunity for the development of intelligent agricultural systems for precision applications.

Vision-based pattern recognition approach (AI) can help detect object and disease. However, developing an accurate vision-based AI technology involves a learning process or training. It requires collection and photography of many samples in a natural and dynamic environment to accurately represent the conditions in which that device will operate.

To learn more about the applications of artificial intelligence in precision agriculture, please click the link to watch the recording: https://youtu.be/HXkWxzRsV0Q

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