Title : Truly intelligent farming - Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence of things (aiot) for next generation indoor farms
Controlled Environment Agriculture has the potential to overcome various challenges associated with feeding an ever-increasing global population; however, with major concerns surrounding the high energy and labor costs borne by the indoor farming industry, the question continues to be raised about its sustainability. Existing commercial solutions that claim ‘smart’ controls continue to underperform and have yet to materialize any true energy or labor savings. To truly revamp the 10,000-year-old agriculture industry through novel indoor farming methods - growers will need to fully embrace the fourth industrial revolution of AIoT. My presentation will discuss what a truly Intelligent solution looks like, in the form of AIoT (the combination of AI with IoT) - and how it can help in reducing both labor and energy costs linked with indoor farm operations – thereby increasing the overall efficiency and profitability of the next generation of indoor farms.