Agriculture is the backbone of the economy and mainstay occupation in many countries worldwide. World would require about 50% more food by 2050, and we need to achieve this by making use of declining resources, under increasing natural calamities and importantly in a socially responsible environment friendly manner. This mandates a major shift from the conventional way of farming that is followed in most parts of the world to smart farming using advanced technology. AI in agriculture is very relevant and required under these circumstances for the sustainability of the world. AI-powered technologies have the potential to address a variety of challenges in agriculture such as dealing with unpredictable weather, optimal resource utilization, maximizing yields, better market access and agri-product distribution. Smart agriculture could drive agricultural productivity with precision agriculture, automation, forecasting pest and disease outbreaks, etc. while minimizing ecological footprint. The sessions will be focusing on advanced applications of AI in agriculture.

 

Theme Chairs

Dr. E.R Vimina
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) & Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, and IT, ASAS, Kochi
Mr. N.R Mohanan​

Centre Head Kochi and Advisor Career Competency Development – Corporate and Industry Relations, Kochi

Thematic Talk

Topic: AI methods for analyzing crop data collected with
current sensors and platforms
Prof. Ramesh Sivanpillai
GIST Program Director, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming, USA
Dr. Soumya V
Assistant Professor, Center for Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Topic: Creating Datasets for AI in Agriculture: An Active Learning Approach
Dr. Vineeth N Balasubramanian
Head, Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, India
Topic: Fuzzy Machine/ Deep Learning for Agriculture Crop Studies
from Remote Sensing Data
Dr. Anil Kumar
Head, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Govt. of India
Topic: AI for Sustainable Agriculture
Ms. Savita Kulkarni
Head of AI Services, TCS Analytics and Insights Unit, Tata Consultancy Services

Lightning Talk

Topic: AI for Rainfall Prediction​
Dr. Maya L Pai
Assistant Professor(Sr.Gr), Department of Computer Science and IT, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

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