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For FarmWise’s Cofounders, Opportunity Was In The Weeds

Forbes Nina Wolpow writes about FarmWise, an innovative farming service that is taking over agriculture.

The C3 Take
  • FarmWise is an agricultural startup that uses artificial intelligence to remove weeds from crops.
  • FarmWise can reduce the time needed for upkeep, as well as the number of pesticides that are needed to grow crops.
  • AI is unlocking many ways to make agriculture cleaner and more efficient.

“Rented at a per-acre cost, the geo-fenced robots drive along planted rows, capturing images of crops that get uploaded and run through a model trained to classify each image. Weeds get the chop. Vegetables remain. The more time a robot spends at a given farm, the better the AI gets, and so does the weeding. To date, FarmWise’s robots have imaged about 200 million individual crops and partnered with about a dozen of the largest vegetable farms in the U.S.”

Read the full article here.

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