Karnataka tomato growers to get crop, price forecasts from IBM using AI and ML (13/18)

Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission has tied up with IBM to develop an advanced pricing system, using AI and ML techniques. The system is supposed to predict forthcoming prices at least a fortnight in advance and the pilot would be launched by mid of March.

IBM would use Watson Decision Making Platform For Agriculture, and would use real time real time imagery along with the weather data, along with disease and pests infestations to predict the cropping pattern and production, and thus prices.