Harnessing technology to map crops and feed the world
Feeding 7 billion people -- a number likely to grow to 9 billion and perhaps more -- will require smarter agriculture. Knowing where crops grow, and how that’s changing amid global warming, is a crucial first step. Today, dumb technology prevails: on-the-ground surveys, which take too much time, require too many people, and are tough in the developing countries where the information is needed most. Tomorrow, it will be possible to harness satellite imagery, machine learning, and other technological wizardry to slash the cost and difficulty of getting this crucial information. This talk will offer a window into how high-tech tools are changing how the world grows food.
Sherrie Wang | PhD student, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering