Session 1B: The Future of Food: How AI Enables Sustainable Agricultural Practices [SDGs: 2 – Zero Hunger, 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production]

July 9, 2024

10:50 am – 12:30 pm

This scholarly panel examines the critical integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in advancing sustainable agricultural methodologies. In an era marked by escalating food demands and environmental adversities, AI stands at the forefront of agricultural innovation. The discourse aims to dissect the incorporation of AI technologies, including machine learning, predictive analytics, and automation, within agronomy to enhance crop productivity, optimize resource allocation, and diminish ecological footprints. Key focal points include the application of AI in precision agriculture for soil and crop health assessment, meteorological forecasting, and pest management, all contributing to heightened agricultural efficiency and sustainability. Additionally, the panel will contemplate the expansive ramifications of AI in agriculture, encompassing aspects of food security, economic sustainability, and the sector’s contribution to environmental stewardship. This academic session endeavors to illuminate the role of AI as a formidable agent in not only refining agricultural practices but also in addressing the global challenges of food production and environmental conservation.
Chris Bunio

Co-Founder and CEO at TheoryMesh, USA