Will Knight writes for Wired on John Deere’s self-driving tractors.
- John Deere has released the 8R, its first fully autonomous tractor that uses similar AI and self-driving technology as Tesla.
- Proponents of the technology believe that this innovation will help farmers, especially as an agricultural labor shortage continues.
- Others fear that more robotic farming methods will hurt agriculture and give farmers less control over their land.
- John Deere recently acquired an AI startup that retrofits tractors, a move that could be representative for the future of agriculture.
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