AI’s “Noble” Role In Agriculture: Powering Transparency In Our Food Supply Chain
…The power of AI to impact the food supply chain touches everything from soil to profits. AI and machine learning (ML) solutions can monitor and optimize irrigation, detect soil conditions, track crop development, evaluate and harvest traditionally hand-harvested crops, project future growing conditions and more. Taranis, a novel precision agriculture technology company, provides unparalleled leaf-level aerial surveillance—relying on AI to deliver granular insights to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of farm management and prevent crop yield loss.
“This industry has a much higher dependency on manual labor for a lot of tasks that are very repetitive and tedious,” Jha says. “We all understand that commodity prices haven’t kept at par with the rising labor costs, which adds increased margin pressures on many of these supply chains.”
Those are enticing opportunities for farmers on the supply side. And the benefits of AI extend to the demand side, too.
“Consumers want to understand how their strawberries were treated,” says Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s partner dedicated to cultivating the agbioscience community. “That’s a really powerful tool, both from a brand perspective [and] from a product perspective, but also from a quality perspective.” Read more HERE
Taranis is the world’s leading AI-powered crop intelligence platform for agribusiness. It leverages AI and machine learning, high-resolution aerial, satellite, and drone imagery, and deep agronomic know-how to allow crop advisors to make better, more informed crop management decisions. Since starting in 2015, Taranis has worked with the world’s top agricultural retailers and crop protection companies, monitoring millions of acres for customers in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, and Australia. Taranis employs over 80 people worldwide and is headquartered in Westfield, Indiana.