AI magic bean could save farmers millions

  • “Farmers across the world could jack up giant profits using an Artificial Intelligence soil monitoring system developed at Brunel University London.
  • Farmers can plant one or many of the £92 pods into soil. Each houses sensors that collect hourly data on growing conditions. Without Wi-Fi, GSM or an internet connection, it uses a low-power Internet of Things (IOT) radio to feed the results directly to the internet.
  • Heat maps and snapshots of changes in air and soil temperature and moisture levels, shown on a website or app, let farmers figure out what the soil needs and where.”

Magic bean soil monitor. Credit: Brunel University

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