The world population is expected to reach 8 billion by the end of this year, leading to many problems for agriculture. Of course, as human populations grow, food production will also increase, and old farming techniques may no longer be effective.
For this reason, today more than ever we must take vertical agriculture based on AI seriously. It is an important option to be able to reinvent agriculture.
Artificial intelligence, food production
Vertical agriculture based on artificial intelligence, as mentioned, offers many opportunities for food production. Especially for farms in urban and industrial areas. It allows crops in any season and in any climate. It will make us lower labor costs and other operating expenses. Most of all, however, automation using AI, machine learning and robotics will be a boon to areas where farmers are aging.
The advantages of AI agriculture
- Vertical farms with microsensors can monitor humidity, water levels, soil quality, growth rates and temperature. This collected information can be used to assess crop health and acquire data-driven knowledge and strategies.
- Cameras that photograph crops in different stages are no longer unusual. These visual components are embedded in computer vision software, which analyzes and provides information on the physical growth and color of plants.
- Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics will help farmers increase their yields and food production.
- Another advantage of AI-based vertical farming is that it allows for advanced irrigation. Water waste can be reduced by providing the appropriate amount of water as needed, which is no small feat.
For the sake of the vertical farm in Denmark (the largest in Europe) the state of affairs tells us that Singapore, China and Japan will probably be the first countries to massively enter the game.
AI-based agriculture will allow Asian countries that move faster to increase food production significantly and resiliently. In fact, this method allows both small farmers and large farms to increase yield based on customer demand.
Agriculture of this kind will completely change the food production and way of life of entire nations, and probably someday the entire planet.