This Startup Is Changing Farming With Drones and AI

Feeding a planet with nine billion people by 2050 will be a major challenge. But tech companies are increasingly looking to sell solutions to the problem using the latest in computing technology. On Monday, a Swiss startup called Gamaya announced that it’s raised 3.2 million Swiss francs ($3.2 million) to build its business around on using drones and artificial intelligence to help farmers grow their crops more efficiently and cost effectively. The funding came from the chairman and former CEO of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, the Sandoz Foundation (established by the son of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis), and Swiss venture capital firm VI Partners. Gamaya, which spun out of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), captures images of farmers’ land using hyperspectral cameras, which can detect the spectrum of the…


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