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Why artificial intelligence will address the problems of water efficiency in agriculture
Precision agriculture and the AI revolution
The importance of reducing water use is of paramount importance, particularly as agriculture is estimated to account for more than 70% of global water usage. With food requirements only will, it is expected that water usage will rise an additional 15 percent to meet this demand.
Technology companies, along with growers, have risen to the challenge of addressing this complex issue through precision farming methods and visibility tools. Artificial intelligence is one area of technology that is making progress towards increasing water efficiency both in the field and in the greenhouse (AI).
Emerging technologies, devices and platforms allow us to gather and utilize important amount of data from various sources: historical patterns of rainfall, aerial imagery, yield records, on-field sensors, etc.