A multidisciplinary team will hold an online workshop starting at 8:30 a.m. July 17, titled “Artificial Intelligence Applications to Agriculture.” Attendance is free, but you must register to acquire the Zoom meeting ID and password.
About the workshop
Over a half-day, 20-minute presentations and discussions will address problems and opportunities at the intersection of artificial intelligence, data science and agriculture. Presenters from academia and industry will focus on applications, tools and case studies.
Who should join?
University students, faculty and staff as well as professionals from industry and government are encouraged to attend.
Impact of artificial intelligence in agriculture
The disciplines of statistics and genetics first arose out of problems in agriculture, said workshop organizer Seth Murray, Ph.D., AgriLife Research corn breeder and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station.
“Today, AI research and applications can make an enormous impact in food production, human health and environmental protection,” he said. “Despite this, few AI researchers work in agriculture. Likewise, few agricultural researchers have obtained training in AI or have communicated how it might solve important problems in agriculture.”
To build momentum in this promising field, presenters will discuss how AI is currently being used in agriculture. The workshop will also examine how communication and collaboration across disciplines could advance progress in the area.