Primary industry

Data science and artificial intelligence are optimising processes in primary industries including aquaculture, agriculture, horticulture and food safety.

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This is a major area of application for data science and artificial intelligence technologies, particularly in New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

AI and machine learning techniques are playing an increasingly important role in this area.

Primary industry applications of data science and artificial intelligence include:

  • aquaculture and the open ocean for a blue economy
  • agricultural planting and products
  • horticultural products
  • fruit and vegetables
  • plant and animal disease and weed management
  • food safety
  • water resources.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques have started playing an important role in this area, and a lot more work needs to be done.