One company iUNU, has a system that uses AI to help with early pest detection. The system "learns" what healthy crops and plants look like, recognizes when anomalies occur, and then sends an alert when something is amiss.
One of the most promising business cases for cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) services is environmental monitoring to help ensure a stable indoor growing environment for the localized cultivation of non-native crops such as fruits, nuts, vegetables and herbs.
"We think this is the best use-case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. Weve basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven integration of different systems is possible," says CEO Darryn Keiller.
Artificial intelligence can be used, for example, to classify fruit varieties or to identify damaged parts (e.g. apples with marks or colour deviations). To cover all possible variances with classical image processing would be very time-consuming and costly. AI is able to solve these challenges in no time at all. With IDS NXT ocean, there is now a user-friendly complete solution for industrial applications available. It requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming.