In 2015, an estimated $800 million worth of crops in Georgia — a number that amounted to about 13.8% of the state’s total crop value — was lost to plant disease, according to the University of Georgia. Worldwide the percentages are even larger, especially in developing countries where treatments are less plentiful, writes Holly Beilin on Hypepotamus.com
Artificial intelligence pioneer Craig Ganssle has set out to help farmers catch these diseases earlier, treat them with more accuracy and share best practices across the worldwide community. His Alpharetta-based technology agency, CAMP3, has developed Farmwave, the world’s first cloud-based automated machine learning platform for agriculture.
Though originally focused on wireless solutions, the company now deals in AI, machine learning, deep learning and predictive analytics. Farmwave is their first product.
“The built-in AI tools identify plant pathogens, help farmers determine what the underlying disease might be and tell them how to stop it,” explains Ganssle.