Agricultural revolution through artificial intelligence and its dangers
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is close to revolutionizing agriculture and meeting the challenge of systematically feeding a growing global population, but researchers warn that the widespread use of artificial intelligence in agriculture poses a number of risks. Which are not being considered.
A recent study published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence warns that future use of artificial intelligence in agriculture is associated with potential threats to farms, farmers and food security that are considered minor.
One of the authors, Dr. Asaf Zashur of the University of Cambridge, said that the idea of intelligent machines working in the fields is not science fiction. Large companies are already developing next-generation autonomous AG-bots (agricultural robots) and robust decision-making systems that will replace humans on the ground. But so far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange.
He also said that the potential risks associated with artificial intelligence should be considered to improve crop management and agricultural productivity, and that new technologies should be tested and tested to ensure that they are safe. And protected from accidental failures, unintended consequences and cyber attacks.
In their research, the authors also presented a catalog of risks discussing the responsible development of AI for agriculture and the ways to deal with the risks. It specifically mentions cyber attacks that could potentially disrupt the management of commercial crops using AI technology. To prevent this, experts also suggest white hat hackers, which help companies identify any flaws during operations so that systems can be protected from negative hackers.