A Picture Worth a Thousand Data Points

Or a few million, but who’s counting? There are elements you can probably guess that are needed to make an artificially intelligent spray drone functional – nozzles, fuselage, propellers, a computer, some of our secret special sauce… But one component that may not be the first to come to mind is arguably one of the…

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6 Ways Precision Drone Spraying Can Help the Environment

Precision drone spraying is going to help environmental sustainability and our planet

Happy Earth Day! We are proud to be an organization that supports environmental protection, and we live that every day with the choices we make as a company. It’s hard not to support increased ecological viability when our brand purpose is ‘For the farm, the planet, the universe’. How exactly is precision spraying going to…

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In Appreciation of the Women at Precision AI

“The women we have hired at Precision AI are selected because they are the best candidate for the role. They are the best at what they do in their field.” When we discussed the idea of this showcase of our team internally, this was the comment that resonated most. Precision AI is proud to have…

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10 Disruptive Trends for Crop Protection

Crop protection as we know it today is on borrowed time. Technological, agronomic, and societal changes are reshaping what businesses will look like in the next five years for the entire value chain – manufacturers, formulators, trading houses, import/export companies, distributors, and retailers. Every business is susceptible to broader disruptions. The Precision Application Asia Conference…

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Canadian farmers slow to warm to AI, automation

Standing onstage in an ornate conference room at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in downtown Saskatoon, former Saskatchewan premier Dr. Grant Devine pitched the agri-food industry on a new idea: a wheat tube. More specifically, a hypothetical hyperloop Devine says could fire shipments of wheat from Moose Jaw to Langley, B.C. at hundreds of kilometres an…

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Sask. entrepreneur hopes ‘space invader’ tech will reshape ag industry

Precision.ai wants to replace conventional crop sprayers with a fleet of AI- and sprayer-equipped drones. Dan McCann credits an ultimatum from his wife for his latest business venture, which he hopes will “lay waste” to how things have been done on Saskatchewan farms for generations. “Get rid of this stuff or I’m going to get…

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Eight Canadian food and agtech innovators selected to compete for US$1.25m

Radicle Growth, an acceleration platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, revealed the eight Canadian-based entrepreneurs who will compete at the first-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Pitch Day Competition in Saskatoon on October 1-2, 2019. One growth-stage company will receive US$1 million in funding and an early-stage company will receive US$250,000. More than 100 of Canada’s most…

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Fertilizer and weed control on Day 1 of Ag In Motion

Boy, I started the first day at the Ag In Motion farm show walking behind a manure spreader so there was really no where for the day to go, but up. Actually I kept a bit of distance behind the Dutch Industries Biospreader. It is large capacity, spreader with Dutch Industries Bio Speader at fertilizer…

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Precision.AI: Revolutionizing Agriculture with the World’s First AI Drones

Daniel McCann and his team were working on an artificial intelligence (AI) app that could automatically write an online sales listing for objects that were photographed on your phone.  As they worked on the idea, they continuously tested their technology on a houseplant in their office.  They discovered that although the AI was okay at…

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