Flying over the Apple Orchard: How Drones and Machine Learning Help Farmers

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are probably one of the most multipurpose innovations the world has ever seen. Originally developed for military use, drones were rarely applied to other purposes in the past. Today, however, consumer, enterprise, and civil government UAVs vastly outnumber military ones. Civil drone production is forecast to total $73.5 billion worldwide in the next decade, soaring from $2.8 billion in 2017 to $11.8 billion in 2026, with commercial use being the fastest growing civil segment. Continue reading

3 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask about Machine Learning

The cognitive and automation technologies behind artificial intelligence (AI) are quietly reshaping the world. Machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, biometrics, natural language processing, Big Data, and predictive analytics have unlocked our imagination, and things that were a dream a few decades ago are now a reality. Continue reading