Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform agriculture with applications on multiple farm machines from sprayers to combines. However, AI is not reaching its full potential of real-time, high-speed actionable insights because of significant bottlenecks in the data transmission speed between farm vehicles where data is collected and high-performance computers where AI processing takes place. This is limiting the use of intelligent technology on farms.
This Ceres project is developing a 5G pipeline to unlock the application of AI on UK farms allowing vast quantities of data, with high-precision location information to move rapidly between devices. It will enable growers to deploy AI-driven smart agriculture technologies to increase productivity and reduce costs overall, facilitating the next generation of UK agriculture.