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Bowery CTO Injong Rhee on the grand challenge of AI for indoor farming

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In recent years, AI leaders have urged machine learning experts to consider understanding the world’s oceans and tackling climate change grand challenges on par with building autonomous vehicles, beating a computer at a game of chess, or robotic grasping.

Combining computer vision, logistics, robotics, and the science of botany, indoor farming has the potential to change human lives. But innovation in this area requires considering dozens of variants and doing more with less. These challenges are likely among the reasons companies like Intel, Microsoft, and Tencent have participated in experiments to automate greenhouses.

Bowery Farming may be the largest indoor farming company operating in the U.S. today. Founded in 2015, the company has introduced