CAPE TOWN – Aerobotics, a Cape Town-based artificial intelligence company wants to make farming easier with its technology in South Africa.
By using aerial imagery from drones and satellites and machine learning algorithms the company found a way to spot early pest and disease detection on tree farms and to optimise crop performance for farmers around the world.
"We are lucky enough to have access to some of the best, tech-savvy farmers globally, who have been sharing knowledge with us from day 1 to help build solutions aimed at helping with key problems faced on the farm", the company told Business Report.
The company's cloud-based web application, Aeroview, provides farmers with insights, scout mapping and other tools to mitigate damage to tree and vine crops from pest and disease.
The company was founded by James Paterson Aerobotics Co-Founder and Chief Executive and Benji Meltzer Aerobotics Co-Founder and chief technology officer.