Australia: Ag-Tech Advances Bring Solutions to All Levels of Farming
The development of technology that combines Internet of Things sensors with AI and machine learning is the future of ag tech, according to BDO and reported by InDaily. An example of the technology is an ag-tech software system that has used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to map every vineyard in Australia.
Developed by Consilium Technology in Adelaide, South Australia, the Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture (GAIA) analysis algorithm scans high-resolution satellite images of Australia’s wine regions to identify exactly where vineyards are located and how many vine rows are planted. Funded by Wine Australia, the scan is the first of its kind in the world and replaces the old Australian Bureau of Statistics paper-based sector survey, last published in 2015.