IBM is making the Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture available globally, a solution that the company says works from “AI to table”.
The new platform gathers data from multiple sources – such as the weather, IoT-enabled tractors and irrigators, satellite imagery, and more – to provide a single, overarching, predictive view of farm data in a single app.
“For the individual grower, this means support for making more informed decisions to help improve yield,” says IBM. “For example, using AI-enabled visual recognition capabilities, growers can identify certain types and severity levels of pest and disease damage and determine where to spray pesticides. Or a grower can forecast water usage, thereby reducing waste and helping to save money.”