Emerging Technologies in Precision Agriculture

India-Canada Digital Collaboration: Digital Technology and AI for Precision Agriculture Workshop Series

Together with Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and IITM-Pravartak Technologies Foundation in India, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster is hosting a series of workshops to explore the opportunity for industry and research collaborations between Canada and India in regenerative agriculture and the role that digital technologies, computational chemistry, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation can contribute towards a sustainable agricultural future.

Our second session held on October 30, focused on Emerging Technologies in Precision Agriculture. Worldwide, more than $85 billion is spent on crop protection. New pest-control products can tap into this market while protecting the world’s food supply and lessening impacts on the environment. This second workshop will feature one of the Digital Technology Supercluster’s projects in the area of Precision Agriculture for Crop Health. Led by Terramera, this project is developing new pest and pathogen controls through the use of computational biochemistry, genomics, machine learning, and robotics. By combining large data sets, the
research will leverage machine learning and robotics to quickly identify and test new pest management formulations and determine their ability to attack specific fungi on specific crops. In this workshop, we explore the concepts of:
● Computational chemistry
● Robotics and AI
● Data analytics and quantum computing

Featured Speakers:
• Bill Tam, Co-Founder and COO, Digital Technology Supercluster
• Dr. Steve Slater, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Terramera
• Francis Doumet, Co-Founder and CEO, Compression.ai
• Prof. R. Nagarajan, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras and Shri. M. R. G. Apparao, Murugappa Group
• Mrs. Kanchan Bhonde, Agritech Research Head & Product Strategy Head, Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra
• Prof. S. A. Chakravarthy, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras and Co-Founder, The ePlane Company
• Daniel McCann, Founder and CEO, Precision AI
• Prof. Prem B. Bisht, Department of Physics, IIT Madras
• Prof. R. Velmurugan, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras
• Prof. G. Balaganesan, IIT Madras
• Prof. K. Giridhar, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
• Stewart Beck, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
• Prof. V. Kamakoti, IITM-Pravartak Technologies Foundation, IIT Madras

Read more about the speakers and program here.