See a projection of what AI and ag will be able to achieve in the coming new year, 2024, for ag producers.

AI, or artificial intelligence, is the latest technological advance, and it’s leaving its mark in most industries, including agriculture. A Growing Produce article took a look at ways AI and ag will come together to make improvements in the coming new year. We shared the highlights with you below.

AI and Ag Advancements

The article shared a Google search’s results in terms of statistics, such as “Spending on AI in agriculture is projected to grow from $1.7 billion in 2023 to $4.7 billion in 2028, with a CAGR of 23.1%, according to Research and Markets.” In short, AI is only projected to grow. The article shared the following advancements that will come in 2024 from AI and ag:

  • Gathering standardized data will be prioritized to improve AI technology. To power language models such as ChatGPT, or any other AI-based technology, a large set of standardized data is needed. With an ever-increasing number of variables needed as input into AI applications, through the increased uptake of IoT devices for example, standardization of the data collected from these devices and any other data source is key….Continuous improvement in performance and accuracy is key to a further increase in the uptake of AI in agriculture, which is why gathering standardized data will be a priority in 2024 (and beyond).”
  • “AI will be used to improve the data gathering process. …gathering standardized data to power AI applications is key. A significant portion of agricultural data, however, is still gathered manually (written for example) and is not digital, structured or standardized yet. AI can assist in turning non-digital and unstructured data into structured digital data that can be utilized further, instead of simply being stored (in a filing cabinet).”
  • AI will continue to improve agricultural equipment performance. From spraying to weeding and many other in-crop applications, AI is transforming the way the world farms. John Deere’s AI-powered See & Spray technology recognizes the difference between cultivated plants and weeds so that individual plants can be treated, reducing the use of pesticides. Stout’s Smart Cultivator works as an AI-powered in-row weeder, which uses mechanical actuation to remove weeds without the use of chemicals and without needing large field crews. New AI-powered equipment gets introduced every year, and 2024 won’t be an exception. This segment of the agricultural industry is revolutionizing rapidly.”

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