Month: September 2020

Mapping Crops with Smartphone Crowdsourcing, Satellite Imagery, and Deep Learning

Farmers with smartphones use the Plantix app to take photos of sick crops, and then a deep neural network diagnoses the plant with a disease or nutrient deficiency. This blog post accompanies our paper “Mapping Crop Types in Southeast India with Smartphone Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning” in Remote Sensing (2020), where we show for the first time that …

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Stanford psychology expert: This is the No. 1 work skill of the future—but most fail to realize it

It’s 9 a.m.: You walk into the office, sit down, fire up your computer and attempt to start your workday. Ping! Everyone is talking about Trump’s latest tweet. Ping! There it goes again — a family member just texted you. You pick up your phone to look at the news notification and answer your text, only to check a Facebook post and then …

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Agrowave raises fresh funds to build farm-to-business mobility supply chain

Dagrowave Agscience, which operates online fresh produce distribution platform Agrowave, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.7 crore) from US based angel investor Sekhar Puli, in a fresh funding round, dubbed a pre-Series A round. Puli is co-founder of Rean Cloud, a Herndon, Virginia-based cloud systems integrator that was acquired in 2018 by Hitachi Vantara, the Silicon …

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Agriculture’s watershed moment: New farm bills will unshackle 43% of India’s workforce that is engaged in the sector

1991 is remembered as a watershed moment in India’s history. The licence raj was dismantled. India opened its markets to international trade, investment and competition. As a result, in the 30 years since then, we quadrupled our per capita incomes. In the 40 odd years between Independence and the 1991 reforms, per capita incomes only …

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