In recent times, technology has changed the scenario of agriculture and affiliated businesses. Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are slowly bringing forth much-needed transformations. This ultimately benefits the sector with its wide variety of applications.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
It is a new-age technology in which machines are programmed to think like humans. Mainly, computers or computer-operated robots are used to perform tasks.
Machine Learning (ML)
It is a part of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in which machines and devices are programmed to learn and experience events just like humans. In Machine Learning (ML) future predictions are made based on past data.
Role of AI and ML in Agriculture and Agribusinesses
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming crucial parts of agriculture and agribusinesses. Their applications aid in increasing agricultural efficiencies, be it using drones to improve crop yield or using computer algorithms to reduce production costs.
Experts believe that both these technologies have the potential to eliminate the challenges that the agricultural domain has been facing throughout the years. For instance, AI helps in reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Additionally, it helps detect pests and diseases based on soil health. Other than this, automated grading of crops is now possible, thanks to AI.
Machine Learning (ML) software on the other hand helps interpret the data related to weather and soil characteristics which ultimately results in better outcomes. It plays an important role in farm operations.
Coming to agribusinesses, such technologies can enhance the food supply chain. Every aspect from farming to retail can be improved with AI and ML. It can help increase production along with improving logistics and distribution. Even providing credit to small farmers is possible through these technologies.
Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, food wastage can be brought under control. Furthermore, ML algorithms can help us provide real-time information on sales, risk management, and warehousing.
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