Articles — Agriculture

Snippets: Monitoring crop diseases, infrastructure health and wildlife

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Agriculture Sensors Wildlife

"If you can't measure it, can you fix it?"  One of the greatest challenges faced by almost everyone working in a clean technology field - water, agriculture, energy, climate, forestry, wildlife, soils, corporate sustainability, smart cities - is the challenge of monitoring. At its essence,this is the challenge of what needs to be measured, how often and how accurately can it be done. Traditional methods of monitoring have involved sensors (of different levels of accuracy) placed in specific locations and the data removed and processed off-site by engineers and field analysts at specific time intervals. This is a time-consuming process,...

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Snippets in Clean Technology and Data Science: Agriculture and Food

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Agriculture Algorithms

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at a few problems in Agriculture and Food that are being solved using machine learning, computer vision, social networks and satellite data among other data science tools. What do social networks, sensors, food and farms have in common? Social media immediately makes us think about Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp, Google and all the different ways in which we human beings connect with each other today. All these apps use Graph and Network Theory to understand how people may be connected to each other, the links between them and how strong or weak those connections...

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