Posts tagged "Microsoft"

$400k given to Massey for innovation

[08 March/Rural News Group] A new ‘Rural Innovation Lab’ at Massey’s Palmerston North campus will be granted $400,000 by the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). The laboratory will help give farmers and growers in the Manawatu-Whanganui area to think afresh, particularly around digital farming and improving land-use according to Fletcher Tabuteau, the Under-secretary for regional economic...

Tech-savvy agrifood sector ‘unprepared for major disruption’

[1 September/ National Business Review] A study funded by Microsoft and prepared by Massey Business School researchers examined the impact of cloud computing and the collection of big data. Researchers interviewed food technologists and agrifood industry members and found a gap between how the two groups see the future. Lead researcher Professor Stephen Kelly said...

Artificial intelligence advances to make farming smarter

[27 February/ Stuff] Principal researcher from Microsoft Research, Ranveer Chandra, offered insight into the precision agriculture and developments Microsoft is actioning to improve farming. Chandra said farmers required technological advances to support the need to double food production to meet 2050 demand, and believes this involves “a move forward to data-driven farming.” A precision nutrition...

Monsanto, Microsoft to invest in agricultural technology in Brazil

[4 July/ The Globe and Mail] Monsanto and Microsoft have announced a partnership to invest in agricultural start-ups in Brazil. Monsanto would give up to USD 92 million to a Brazilian investment fund managed by Microsoft in order to evaluate ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country. Selected ideas...