Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Agriculture

MADISON, S.D.(DRGNews)- The number of potential uses for artificial intelligence in agriculture is ever growing, according to Austin O’Brien (o-brian), an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Dakota State University in Madison. He says agriculture researchers have been collecting data for AIs to use for over a decade now.

As for where artificial intelligence is getting information from to “learn,” O’Brien says many universities and colleges use their own test crops and herds. He says what they could really use is data from farmers and ranchers.

As humans do research and learn more about– cancer, for example– the methods and medications used to treat it tend to improve in efficiency. To work properly, O’Brien says AIs also need access to continually updated information.

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