University of Florida Focusing on AI

Dan Citrus, Technology

Arnold Schumann

Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are working as teams to use artificial intelligence (AI) to attack complex issues.

An example of such teamwork is Arnold Schumann, a professor at the Citrus Research and Education Center, working with weed scientist Nathan Boyd at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. They use machine vision-guided herbicide spraying to surgically remove unwanted weeds from rows of crops.

“Our engineers are world-class, and they often work with computer models and huge data sets,” said Scott Angle, administrative leader of UF/IFAS. “Using AI, many of our scientists will collaborate with our esteemed entomologists, horticulturalists, plant pathologists, soil scientists, and more to take a global look at growing anything in Florida with reduced impact on the environment.” Angle is UF vice president of agriculture and natural resources.

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By: University of Florida

Artificial Intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning, and other emerging tools are revolutionizing the way we work, play, and live our lives. The University of Florida is launching a new initiative to advance and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) across the enterprise as a fundamental pillar of our academic pursuits.

The UF/IFAS teams are part of a university-wide push to increase AI research.

The overarching goal of UF’s artificial intelligence initiative is to …..

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