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Jul. 8, 2019

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Jul. 8, 2019

India government signs deal with IBM to use AI, weather technology in agriculture

India Centre signed a pact with IBM India for conducting a pilot study to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in the district of Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, respectively.

IBM’s Watson Decision will provide assistance to the farmer in the field through AI and weather technology at village level/ farm level and will provide the information on the weather forecast and soil moisture.

The center will conduct the pilot study for Kharif crops to help farmers for taking decisions regarding water and crop management for better production and productivity.

The pact was signed in the presence of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Kailas Choudhary, and other senior officials of the center.

The Agriculture minister said that the use of ultra-modern technologies such as AI and advanced weather data for better insights will make faster and more informed agricultural decisions which are a testament to their commitment.

The center assured to bring digital technologies to help our farmers to increase their income and transform Indian agriculture, he added.

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