Matthew Smith was an ecologist before he joined Microsoft to lead the development of new predictive models for environmental systems, he spoke to us a couple of years ago and in that time the digitisation of agriculture has gathered momentum.
We caught up with him ahead of the Pollinator “The AI’m of machine learning” to ask him how he sees things developing.
Agri-tech news update
Published: 21 February, 2018
A new £90 million investment to make it easier for farmers and agricultural supply-chain businesses to embrace technology and innovation has been announced by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. The funding will help to bring together the UK’s world-class agri-food sector with expertise in robotics, AI and data science.
Clark revealed the exciting news in his keynote address at the National Farmers’ Union conference, saying:
Published: 20 February, 2018
A deluge of rain during the 2017 harvest slashed profits overnight – wheat for milling and barley for malting were downgraded and producers incurred additional costs for drying. Few industries…
Published: 5 February, 2018
To accelerate innovation in the agri-food industry, Agri-Tech East has partnered with Allia Serious Impact to host their first hackathon in Cambridge on 7-8 April 2018.
Published: 4 February, 2018
Land is finite, so the big question is how best to manage this precious resource to provide enough nutritious food for our population – not just in this decade, but generation after…
Published: 2 February, 2018
Agri-Tech East is joining AHDB and NFU in providing expert input to the next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, the meeting is focussing on the…