African farmers get hi-tech with satellite-driven superpowers
The tech will help the masses of farmers already suffering the effects of global warming
A field full of maize in a remote rural area isn’t necessarily where you’d expect to find artificial intelligence (AI) transforming lives.
But thanks to a combination of smartphones, satellites and biologists, that’s exactly what’s happening.
PlantVillage Nutu, a free AI smartphone app, can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers in Africa and may help them protect their staple crops — such as maize, cassava and beans — in the face of climate warming, say Pennsylvania State University researchers...