Revolutionising agriculture: how technology and AI drive the future of farming
For decades, farmers have relied on experience, intuition, and manual labour to manage their crops. However, there are always limitations to human capabilities and a significant expense to hiring skilled labour. These challenges are only magnified by a growing population and increased pressure on food production and sustainability.
In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, harnessing the power of technology has become essential to meet the growing demands of our rapidly changing world. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision hold the key to transform traditional farming practices and pave the way for smarter, more efficient and sustainable agriculture.
At the forefront of the agtech revolution stands Bitwise Agronomy, a leading innovator leveraging AI and computer vision to give farmers unprecedented insights and decision-making capabilities.
GreenView is empowering farmers with data-driven insights
Bitwise Agronomy’s GreenView is a game-changer in the world of agriculture. The system harnesses the potential of computer vision and AI algorithms to analyse vast amounts of data captured from simple GoPro cameras attached to existing farm machinery. By capturing side-on, plant-by-plant video footage, GreenView unlocks valuable insights into crop health, growth patterns and projected yield.
Insights to maximise productivity and minimise waste
GreenView uses advanced neural network algorithms specifically trained to analyse the unique characteristics and growth patterns of specific crops. GreenView’s blueberry neural network for example, was trained on over 1 million blueberry images – and has now counted well over 5 million blueberries globally. By processing vast amounts of visual data captured, the neural nets learn to recognise patterns and make accurate predictions, helping blueberry farmers make informed decisions to maximise productivity, minimise waste, and ensure the highest quality berries are harvested.
Creating the smart farms of the future
GreenView’s use of AI and neural nets empowers farmers with an unprecedented level of insight, enabling them to unlock the full potential of their crops with precision and efficiency. Imagine having the ability to predict yields, understand weather impacts, plan for the entire season, and efficiently allocate resources – all at the click of a button. GreenView enables farmers to navigate the complexities of modern agriculture with precision and confidence.
Technology that’s simple to use and easily accessible
The GreenView system is an intuitive, user-friendly platform that seamlessly integrates into farmers’ existing workflows. Unlike other solutions that rely on complex sensors or expensive drone technology, GreenView’s simplicity and accessibility make it a practical and cost-effective choice for farms of all scales. Farmers simply buy a GoPro online, sign up to GreenView and they’re ready to get started – and that practical approach has helped to ensure broad uptake, with over 70 customers in 11 different countries.
Embracing AI for more efficient and sustainable farming practices
As our population grows, and our climate changes, more farmers will choose to embrace technology to improve their output and create more efficient and sustainable farming practices. Solutions like GreenView that harness the power of AI and computer vision are revolutionising agriculture as we know it. This technology doesn’t replace the knowledge of the farmer, it adds to that knowledge, and transforms it into a tool for precision crop management.