With the race on in Australia to explore more sustainable food production methods, global technology groups Bühler and Vyncke are backing local agribusinesses to fast-track innovation in fields such as complementary proteins, biomass, insects and beers.
If it comes as a surprise that sheep don't all look the same, it’s likely to be a bigger surprise to hear technology that recognises their faces is on the cusp of being commercialised with the potential to add significant value to the sheep industry. First published by Westpac Wire.
Facial recognition technology for sheep is near commercialisation, says Dr Mark Ferguson. (Supplied)
The stellar results achieved by small US-based BankSouth since introducing digital assistant Rita shows personality matters in artificial intelligence, says Kasisto’s Lindsay Soergel at Westpac’s TechX.
As Westpac breaks new technology ground with a ‘conversational intelligence orchestrator’ first, the chief of partner firm Kasisto, Zor Gorelov, says it’s an important next step in the evolution of the nascent technology.
Dr Shelley Wickham with her plasma machine. (Image: Emma Foster)
The thought of a robot steering itself through your body to fix health problems seems a bit sci-fi, yet that’s what Dr Shelley Wickham has her sights set on and a new funding win has put her a step closer.