Agritech pioneer Cropin, in addition to building the first global intelligent agriculture cloud, has now set up a new AI Labs.
With an initial team of 30 members comprising earth observation scientists, data scientists, agronomists and AI/ML researchers, the AI Labs will focus on studying and “computing” cultivable lands worldwide.
The company states the move will help accelerate digital adoption in the sector and transform agriculture into a sustainable, efficient and data-driven industry.
“Right from our founding in 2010, when no category called agritech existed, to today, we see the industry evolving from the digitization of farming to intelligent and data-driven agriculture,” said Krishna Kumar, co-founder and CEO. “Over the past few years, our earth observation and AI science research teams have built global intelligence models for agriculture that are already unmatched in terms of accuracy and scalability in the real world.”
Kumar added Cropin's AI Labs will help the company accelerate this effort to compute and bring the benefits of predictive intelligence to every acre of the world's farmlands.
Cropin's platform is capable of computing crop intelligence at planet scale, computing 0.2 billion acres of cultivable land so far in 13 countries including India, Nigeria and Bangladesh covering 32 crops. Based in India and Europe, the Cropin AI Labs team will compute over 1.2 billion acres of cultivable lands across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, LATAM and Africa regions by 2025.
The company’s data and insight platforms provide businesses with actionable insights on crop identification and yield estimation; crop health monitoring, biotic and abiotic stress risk mapping, predicting harvest, irrigation and water usage management; and greenhouse gas emission monitoring and climate-smart agriculture advisories.
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