Japan: Drones & Artificial Intelligence Service Offering Slated for Rice Farms
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corp. said Thursday it plans to start a trial of farming support service using drones and artificial intelligence technology, writes Editor Mu Xuequan for XinhuaNet.com.
According to the telecommunications company, it will conduct the trial service in a rice field constituting eight hectares in Fukushima Prefecture from late April to March 2021, with the target to commercialize the service in Japan in two years. The camera-equipped drones will take pictures of rice crops, providing data for the system to analyze along with other information such as temperatures from artificial intelligence technology.
The company said that it aims to raise crop yield by up to 30 percent with the technological service and will seek to commercialize it in Japan and other Asian countries.