How a former Microsoft researcher used AI to grow award-winning lettuce from 5,000 miles away

How a former Microsoft researcher used AI to grow award-winning lettuce from 5,000 miles away

Date
August 25, 2022
Tags
AIIoTAIoTAutonomous GrowingGreenhouse AutomationAccomplishments
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It’s pretty impressive to grow award-winning lettuce in a greenhouse competition against 42 teams from nearly two dozens countries. It’s even more remarkable when you do it from 5,000 miles away.
Koidra is applying reinforcement learning to industrial processes, with an initial focus on agriculture. Using this sort of machine learning can increase the volume of food produced while reducing the use of water, fertilizers and pesticides, according to the company.

Don't you know that in addition to greenhouse growing, we're also controlling energy systems such as industrial boilers and dryers at factories, improving their throughput and energy efficiency?