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Impact of artificial intelligence on agriculture highlighted


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The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) organised a webinar on Tuesday under the theme, “Al in Agriculture,” to highlight the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques on farming and food production.

The webinar was hosted as part of the activities of the Abu Dhabi Artificial Intelligence Lab as a collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) and the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).

The webinar was presented by Jeff Keiser, Lead Offering Manager, Agribusiness Solutions at IBM Business, one of the world’s leaders in digital farming and AI applications. It was attended by those interested in using AI techniques in farming.

Ayesha Mohamed Al Khazraji, Analysis Section Manager at ADAFSA, welcomed the speaker and attendees, stressing the webinar’s importance in achieving agricultural sustainability and improving productivity. She affirmed ADAFSA’s commitment to the Abu Dhabi Government’s plan and the National Programme for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to leverage AI technology in all activities to improve services and achieve customer satisfaction.

Mohamed Abdullah Almadhani, Adviser of the Data and Applied Intelligence Sector, at ADDA, said, “AI and automation are set to have a major impact on the global agriculture industry, driving new business models and disrupting existing value chains. We are delighted to be part of this webinar that explores the role of AI techniques in transforming the future of agriculture.”

Dr Ahmed Dabbagh, Director of Professional Services, MBZUAI, said, “AI is increasingly deployed to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, including COVID-19, supply chain, food security, and more. In the UAE, automation combined with AI is being used to maximise crop production in line with the National Food Security Strategy.

We are pleased to partner with ADAFSA and ADDA, as we focus on promoting the use of AI by educating, moulding, and empowering creative pioneers who can lead us through the fourth industrial revolution.”


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