Iron Ox, based in California, aims to improve labor shortages and pressure to produce crops by using AI and heavy machinery
‘Each robot knows how to do a job, but they don’t know when they should do a task,’ said Iron Ox cofounder Brandon Alexander.
America’s first autonomous robot farm launched last week, in the hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) can remake an industry facing a serious labor shortage and pressure to produce more crops.
Claiming an ability to “grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms” on the strength of AI software, year-round, soilless hydroponic processes, and moving plants as they grow to efficiently use space, the San Carlos, California-based company Iron Ox aims to address some of the agricultural industry’s biggest challenges.
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