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Artificial intelligence to help weed out pests

The development of an artificially intelligent weapon to help in the fight against Australia’s $5 billion weed scourge will receive $1.97 million in Liberal and Nationals Government backing.

Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said a consortium led by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions was developing Australia’s first real-time weed identification app which could yield considerable benefits for farmers and the environment.   

The project will adopt the latest advances in technology including artificial intelligence and smart phone accessibility to identify weeds, including seedlings, to facilitate effective early control.

Click here to read the full media release - https://invasives.com.au/news-events/ministerial-media-release-artificial-intelligence-help-weed-pests/

To follow the news of this project, subscribe to updates via the Centre for Invasive Species website here -  https://invasives.com.au/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

To view the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions' 2018/19 Annual report go to - https://invasives.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CISS-Annual-Report18-19-web.pdf

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