A Global Perspective: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

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The world is being transformed through rapid breakthroughs in data and AI. Every day, we hear about more innovations — from small startups to global economies. Nearly every job currently occupied by human labour–from farmers, offshore customer service representatives and even taxi drivers–could be given to a robot within the next few decades.

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look at how AI is being developed around the globe and what artificial intelligence has in store for us in the coming year.

USA: Utilizing AI for AgTech

Accenture predicts that by 2035, AI may boost U.S. labour productivity by 35 percent. This means an increase in profitability rates by an average of 38 percent across 16 industries.

In North America, tech institutes are developing technology to transform agriculture. Farming may be one of the oldest forms of livelihood known to man, but here you see farmers utilising modern technology to feed the planet.

For example, Abundant Robotics uses AI to harvest firm fruits autonomously. With Robotic Solutions, they automate equipment for use. Literally, crop-harvesting robots.

AgVoice is a startup in Georgia that has found a way to create a natural language processing tool-kit for crop scouts and agronomists. AgVoice’s system detects soy fungal …

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