UK government plans to invest £22 million in tech for farming

UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced the names of 31 tech-agriculture projects that will receive government funding worth £22 million with an additional industry contribution of £8.8 million. The projects involve the use of Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in agriculture to cut down on pollution, minimise waste, and produce more food. The projects include the use of electricity instead of chemicals to kill weeds, development of ground penetrating radars, underground scans, and AI to monitor  and identify crops ready to harvest, and the use of sensors and GPS trackers in farms to allow the cattle to graze freely.

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