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Tech driving rise of new agricultural industries

Tech driving rise of new agricultural industries (via Qpute.com)


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A report resulting from three years’ research by Queensland University of Technology has identified a number of new agricultural industries that will be arriving as a result of emerging technologies.

Among them the provision of automation-as-a-service for agricultural technology, automation consultancies, and services related to data-driven ‘decision agriculture’.

A total of twenty four potential new agriculture industries were placed on the ‘watchlist’ in the report – Horizon Scanning: Opportunities for New Technologies and Industries – which was backed by Federal Government  statutory authority AgriFutures Australia.

Although some of the new industries were not technology-related – such as medicinal marijuana, hemp milk, insect farming, and wild camel harvesting – many were driven by data, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).

“In the agriculture sector particularly, we know that emerging technologies have a range of possible impacts on the emergence of new industries,” said John Harvey, managing director of AgriFutures Australia.

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