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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Artificial Intelligence at UF/IFAS

By the year 2050, the global human population is projected to exceed 9 billion people. As the population grows, the agriculture industry strives to make advancements to improve farm efficiency, while using less land to produce more crops.

Developments in artificial intelligence and precision agriculture are creating new, efficient, and sustainable ways to feed the world. UF/IFAS leads the way with research efforts including detecting tomato diseases using drone technology and aerial imagery, utilizing drone, satellite, and ground images with artificial intelligence to assess and categorize plants, training computers to detect and identify weeds to reduce pesticide use, and much more.