Kenya: Microsoft Brings FarmBeats, AI, Edge Computing, Drones to Africa
Microsoft is expanding the pilot program of FarmBeats to Africa, starting in Kenya, reports Microsoft Cares GH. The program in Nairobi will reportedly be focused on addressing the specific challenges of farming in Africa with the intent of expanding to other African countries.
“AI doesn’t replace human knowledge, it augments it,” says Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO. “Data from low-cost sensors in soil and drones with machine learning algorithms work with farmers’ knowledge and intuition to help them gather and parse data about their farms. Informing what, when, and where to plant in order to drive the highest-possible yields and reduce costs.”