Web-Talk - Artificial Intelligence: A Driver to Transform Global Agri-Food Systems?

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The trends in global food insecurity are alarming, as the world is not progressing towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of food security and eradicating all forms of malnutrition (SDG 2.) It is the need of the hour to move beyond traditional methods. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology can help in various ways.

Event Information

May 18, 2021, 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Online
Organizer: DWIH New Delhi

It has the potential to address a range of challenges throughout the agri-food system from improved seeds, early warning system, maximizing yields, resource management, to market access, distribution chain and bringing transparency in the global agricultural market. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms are now being used to reduce risks in agriculture while also making it possible to forecast pest and disease outbreaks and alert farmers in advance.

This Indo-German web-talk on AI in Agriculture, organized by DWIH-New Delhi and the Bavarian-Indian Centre (BayIND), will discuss the opportunities, challenges & way forward for AI technology in agriculture and in achieving the UN SDG of zero hunger & food security. Experts from India and Germany will focus on AI application in crop-improvement, genomics and agricultural engineering.

Moderator: Dr. Sangeetha Parathasarathi, BayInd

Further Information

Artificial intelligence is one of the key technologies that will shape the future and is already altering the world. This has prompted governments around the world to develop national strategies. The government of Germany and India adopted their strategies in 2018. Both see AI and research in AI as a significant tool for economic transformation, responsible development but also for overall good of the society. Creating better solutions for societal goods with the help of AI is also discussed in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals which have a strong commitment from both the nations as well. Can AI contribute largely to enable the accomplishment of the SDGs or is AI an inhibitor?

This web talk series will explore the role of AI for three significant SDG’s namely Quality Education, Good Health and Well-Being and Zero Hunger. Education, healthcare and agriculture will be addressed from perspectives of developing as well as developed countries. Scientists, experts, decision-makers and professionals across disciplines from India and abroad will present good practices, international projects and recommendations related to AI research for societal good. Topics such as AI driven diagnostics and personalised treatment, AI technology in agriculture and crop improvement, customized learning and tutoring systems with the help of AI will be addressed.

Explore the other web-talks in the series!

The Web-Talk Series: AI and SDGs runs from 18th to 20th May 2020. Explore the other web-talks in the series below:

19th May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

20th May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence in Education