“The Department of Agriculture wants to move to a standardized platform for combining disparate farm data sets and building machine-learning models across them, announcing a partnership with Microsoft on Monday.
USDA Agricultural Resource Services is piloting the tech company’s FarmBeats solution at a 7,000-acre research farm in Beltsville, Md., using satellites, drones, sensors and tractors to collect data for analysis.
Ranveer Chandra, chief scientist at Microsoft Azure Global, created FarmBeats during the company’s 2015 Artificial Intelligence for Earth hackathon. USDA hopes to roll it out at more than…” Read the full article here.
Source: USDA partners with Microsoft to make sense of farm data in new pilot – By Dave Nyczepir, October 7, 2019. FedScoop.