The bigger picture: AI vertical farm, San Francisco
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A San Francisco agritech start-up has created a vertical farm that is run by AI and robots.
Plenty’s upright facility grows as much produce as 720 acres of typical farmland, but with a footprint of just two acres.
AI monitors water usage, light, and environmental conditions and it learns how to grow crops faster and at a better quality by comparing effects of these variables.
Robots and drones are used to improve crop maintenance. The technology increases food production without the use of pesticides.
Plenty currently grows salad leaves and intends to move into strawberries next.
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