South African startup uses AI to help farmers

27 July 2018

Computing

South African startup, Aerobotics, recently announced that they successfully closed its Series A funding round with a raise of approximately $2 million. The data analytics company uses aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to optimise crop performance for farmers around the world through its cloud-based web application, Aeroview. In 2017 the company introduced Aeroview Scout, a mobile app that gives farmers a bird’s eye view of their orchards.

The uses artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms to transform satellite and drone imagery into useful information to help farmers identify problem areas in the orchard. Co-founded by James Paterson and Benji Meltzer, the startup currently has clients in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Read the full article on ITNews Africa here.