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Being a Farmer in the age of robotics and AI | James...

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  • 11 months ago
Professor Lowenberg-DeBoer draws on both his academic expertise and his many years experience as a farmer to explore the surprising ways in which the development of AI and robotics is changing farmers Prof. Lowenberg-DeBoer has over 30 years of worldwide experience in agricultural research, teaching, outreach and leadership. His research focuses on the economics of agricultural technology. He has published 82 articles in refereed journals, two books and chapters in seven other books. He currently serves as co-editor of the journal Precision Agriculture. He is a pioneer in the use of spatial regression in analysis of crop sensor data with published work in this area from the U.S., Argentina and South Africa. From 2004-2015 he was the Associate Dean and Director of the Purdue International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA). From 2007-2015 he led the Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2012 he was made a Chevalier of the National Order by the government of Burkina Faso for his work improving food security in the country in PICS. From 2000-2006 he was director of the Purdue Site-Specific management center. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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