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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Artificial Intelligence in 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 make farms more efficient 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.


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AI University Initiative

The University of Florida and technology company NVIDIA have announced a public-private partnership that will bring artificial intelligence to the forefront of the university’s technology programs. This partnership is central to UF’s future vision that includes an expansive plan to elevate its impact and reach in research, education, and economic development. This initiative will also create an AI-centric data center that houses the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in higher education.

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