Like Prospera’s AI application, iUNU’s application wants to help farmers by placing cameras on tracks installed in their greenhouse ceilings. These cameras will use computer vision to identify health problems with growing plants. The only distinction between the two, as far as we can tell, is that iUNU claims its tracks will be able to be used with other devices as well, and their product will be a platform instead of just one solo product.

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When you think “John Deere,” you probably don’t think “AI.” But that may need to change because precision farming is becoming a thing, and John Deere is leveraging machine learning and computer vision to do it. These tools can help the industry use less herbicides, which may be a win-win for everyone.

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Apple picking is the quintessential fall activity. But if it’s your full-time job, it’ll probably become a bit monotonous. Fortunately, there’s an apple-picking robot that may be able to do it for you.

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With all the illegal activities that perpetually orbit fishing, the last thing fishermen want is to be pegged for keeping contraband catch. But it can be tough to identify what species a fish is, never mind which regulations apply to that species. With this app, however, the life of a fisherman just got easier.

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Imagine 8,000 employees once a week inching plant by plant through massive greenhouses. Their goal is to identify tomato plants that might be infested or dying. Now there’s a system that can help. Tomato farmers set up cameras that zoom back and forth on ceiling tracks continuously taking pictures of the plants. Then from there, artificial intelligence identifies which plants are in distress, saving thousands of man hours.

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piglet

If you’ve ever watched the 1995 Australian hit Babe and have a soft spot for piglets, you just might have this reaction to this AI: (1) “This saves Babe!” (2) “Ugh, it’s so he can end up on someone’s dinner plate.” While sad for some of us, this AI is very helpful for pig farmers, who lose about 5 percent of their piglets to accidental filicide. (The mother pigs unknowingly crush her babies.) This controversial AI identifies the piglet’s distress squeal and then sends a small vibration to the mother, prompting her to move and giving her the chance to lift her weight off the piglet.

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cucumbers

It’s well known that just about any unsuspecting cat will experience sheer terror when subject to the sneaky cucumber prank: you place the cucumber directly behind the cat as it’s eating; when the cat turns around and sees the cucumber, it will reach a personal record for the vertical height of its explosive jump. But who sorts and sends your cat’s nemesis to the grocery store (to your cat’s chagrin)? In one particular case, an artificial intelligence.

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