JOHAN STEYN: Agriculture and AI — securing our children’s future
One of modern technology’s most promising applications in agriculture is precision farming
The world is at the precipice of an impending food crisis. By 2050, erratic weather patterns owing to climate change could escalate global food prices by 25%, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute. Disturbingly, at present, 783-million people remain uncertain about where their next meal will come from, with about 690-million undernourished.
In an era where sustainability, food security and rapid technological advancements dominate global conversations, the confluence of agriculture and artificial intelligence (AI) emerges as a beacon of hope. The juxtaposition of one of the oldest human practices with the modern marvel of AI might seem unconventional at first glance. Yet, this union promises not only to revolutionise farming practices but also to secure a prosperous and nourished future for our children...
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