Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating headlines around the globe in every industry. Agriculture is no different. Azahar Ali, an assistant professor of animal sciences and biological systems engineering at Virginia Tech, says AI will be the fourth agricultural revolution. Ali says three technologies have the power to advance climate-smart, precision agriculture including wearable agriculture sensors, Internet of Things-enabled (“smart”) devices and AI.

This fourth wave of revolutionized agriculture will consist of a paradigm shift in how the industry monitors food safety and quality, as well as plant and animal productivity. Ali says this revolution should be prioritized, as it is “critical” to sustainably and safely feeding a world with a population expected of nearly 10 billion by 2050.

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