AI and IoT to Help Improve Farming Techniques

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AI and IoT to Help Improve Farming Techniques

The next wave of technological progress to sustain the world’s fast-growing global population will capitalize on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the precision and sustainability of farming techniques, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) believes.AI and IoT

A new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group dedicated to ‘AI and IoT for digital agriculture’ will examine emerging cyber-physical systems as groundwork for standardization to stimulate their deployment for agriculture worldwide.
AI, IoT, connected services and autonomous systems together enable farmers to make decisions at the level of a single square metre or individual plant or animal, rather than entire fields or all livestock. This precision allows well-informed interventions that ultimately improve agricultural sustainability by helping farmers produce more with less.

The projection that our planet will host 9.7 billion people by 2050 necessitates significant technological progress to sustain so many lives,

said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

This new focus group is the beginning of a global drive to ensure equitable access to the new capabilities emerging in agriculture with advances in digital technology.

The focus group will work in close collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which mobilizes international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.

Author: Tim Cole
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