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A.I. Will Help Feed a Growing Planet with FarmView

By the year 2040, there will be more people on the planet than food to feed them. Researchers want to change that: a sustainable solution to the emerging world food crisis is sprouting in an artificial intelligence (A.I.) lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. Much more than a four-wheeled "robot for agriculture," FarmView is a multidisciplinary research project to develop A.I. technologies that will improve plant breeding and crop management through automated decision tools.

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  1. What paradigm shift is needed in how we grow food for our planet, if more farmable land and more fresh water are not realistic or sustainable options?
  2. How can we control, measure and analyze crop data by employing robotics, sensing, and machine learning technologies, to name a few?
  3. Why focus on grain sorghum plant breeding, and how will plant scientists be better able to understand crop growth in ways once unimaginable?



Mark Power, Director of Marketing & Communications, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science

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