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Young Turks: Here's how artificial intelligence is helping solve problems in agricultural sector

Updated : September 12, 2019 09:01 PM IST

Intelligence might be artificial but it is solving some real-world problems for the agricultural sector.

Here's the story of a Japan-based engineer turned cucumber farmer Makoto Koike. His entrepreneurial journey began when he decided to help out his elderly parents on their family farm and soon realised the amount of labour it takes to sort cucumbers. The engineer in him knew there would have to be a better way and machine learning was the answer.

Also, take a look at the story of the winners of Google's AI Impact Challenge - Wadhwani AI. Wadhwani AI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research institute based in Mumbai and the company's AI app helps detect pests on crops and provides basic level advice to farmers.
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