A mainstay occupation in the United States (and frankly around the world), the agriculture industry has had to advance in its use of technology to keep up with the growing demand to feed an increasing world population; projected to grow to
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Understandably, many anxiously wonder: will robots and AI really take over all of the jobs within the industrial agriculture industry OR only fill the gaps that humans cannot or are unwilling to fill?
Can AI and people coexist at work?
It’s more than a little daunting to read forecasts like those from the
What does this mean for you and your warehouse? As owners, forepersons, and production managers, implementing new technologies while supporting your labor force should be at the forefront of your strategies for growth while also aiming to reduce labor costs, increase productivity and produce a quality product.
What does the future of farming and industrial agriculture look like?
The days of sizing, sorting, inspecting, and packaging potatoes, onions and carrots by hand will soon be a distant memory. Still, the organic knowledge and expertise passed down from generations will always be at the center of the agriculture industry. Employing technology makes the process more efficient for the humans behind the machines.
- Artificial Intelligence for agricultural processing equipment: with equipment powered by AI, like the
- Machine Learning Software: Again, working in sync with human knowledge, machines that use software employing
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We know that people will always remain at the center of the industrial agriculture industry, and while technology can supplement human labor, it’s the people that make the industry. Machines have worked alongside humans for decades, and yes, technology may be outpacing human labor, but won’t replace it. Instead, technology is being leveraged with human innovation to meet the demands of an ever-growing population. The industrial agriculture industry will always require a human touch.
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