Image: Researchers are working to incorporate artificial intelligence into farming decisions. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Researchers are working to incorporate artificial intelligence into farming decisions, thanks to $5 million in funding from the Australian Government through the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program.

Based at Griffith University, and led by Professor Yongsheng Gao, the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention aims to increase farm production and disease prevention through advancing and transferring new artificial intelligence technologies into industrial deployment.

The ARC Research Hub will combine machine vision, machine learning, software quality control, engineering, biology, and farming industries to develop technologies to build more intelligent systems. These dynamic systems will help determine what goal to achieve and the most efficient plan to achieve it.

With its researchers positioned across five Australian universities, the CSIRO and in five additional industry partner organisations, the Research Hub is expected to contribute to higher farming efficiency, lower production costs and fewer disease risks, giving the Australian industry new business opportunities and an international competitive advantage.

 

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Image: Researchers are working to incorporate artificial intelligence into farming decisions. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).