How artificial intelligence is changing agriculture
The opinion of a Swiss IT service provider on the subject of 'Artificial intelligence in agriculture'.
Agriculture has come a long way in the last century. With the Green Revolution in the 1940s and 50s, farmers were able to increase yields through the use of modern farming techniques and technologies such as pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilisers. However, one of the most important tools of modern agriculture is arguably one of the least visible: artificial intelligence (AI). In recent years, AI has played an increasingly important role in agriculture. AI can help farmers make better decisions about how to manage their crops or how to respond to changing weather conditions.
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The current state of AI in agriculture
There is no blanket answer to the question of how much artificial intelligence (AI) there is in agriculture. Its use in the agricultural industry ranges from simple decision support to full-blown autonomous farming systems.
In general, AI can be used to make better decisions by helping farmers collect and analyse data and predict outcomes. It can also help optimise tasks and operations in the field and manage resources. In some cases, AI can even be used to control farm machinery and systems.
The use of AI in agriculture is growing rapidly as farmers and agribusinesses discover the benefits of this technology. A recent study by MarketsandMarkets forecasts that the market for AI in agriculture will grow from $2.36 billion in 2018 to $11.14 billion in 2025.
The benefits of AI in agriculture:
The use of AI in agriculture offers several important benefits, including:
Greater accuracy and efficiency.
With the help of AI, farmers can make better decisions, leading to greater accuracy and efficiency in the field. For example, AI can help farmers better target irrigation and fertilisation and optimise planting and harvesting plans.
Improved crop yields
AI can also help farmers achieve higher yields by providing insights into the conditions that favour plant growth and by optimising planting and harvesting plans.
The future of AI in agriculture
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) will play an important role in the future of agriculture. AI is already being used to improve crop yields, reduce inputs and make farming more efficient.
In the near future, AI will become even more important in agriculture. It will be used to predict weather patterns, forecast crop yields and optimise planting and harvesting plans. AI will also be used to monitor crops for pests and diseases and to recommend treatments.
AI will also be used to manage livestock. It will be used to identify and track individual animals and monitor their health and welfare. AI will also be used to optimise the feeding and breeding of farm animals.
The use of AI in agriculture is still in its infancy, but it is clear that it will play an important role in the future of agriculture.