Cases of hunger still plague several countries around the world. Various ways have been done to suppress this, but nothing has been too effective.
Recently, Google’s parent company Alphabet discovered a method that would be reliable in overcoming it. They chose to use AI to increase food production.
This is done through a new division called X Lab. Through this division, they are trying to find ways to help farmers become more productive using machine learning or machine learning.
Quoting from the Engadget page, Alphabet claimed that at this time they did not have a specific solution. But certainly the X Lab and MIT teams already have a shadow, namely by using drone technology.
Alphabet claims that this technology can be used to determine when farmers should harvest or help farmers who live in areas that experience weather changes.
In carrying out this project, there are three points that they focus on. First, the project must potentially solve problems that can help millions or even billions of people.
Then, the technology must involve sophisticated technology. Third, the solution must be completed in about 5 to 10 years.
Unfortunately, the X party itself still does not want to reveal when this can happen. Because, they will still develop this technology for quite a long time.
In addition, it is still unknown whether X Lab will have a practical solution and can be used to solve the problem of food shortages.
Admittedly, AI can help in agriculture. The reason is that the United Nations recognizes that every year crop failures occur around 20 to 40 percent of total production caused by various things. Therefore, many people expect X Lab to succeed in developing this technology.