We would like to invite computer scientists and horticultural experts to form multidisciplinary teams to both challenge themselves as well as the state of the art in human operated greenhouse production in order to make a large step towards the Autonomous Greenhouse.
If the capabilities of an AI driven greenhouse can be demonstrated, it will imply a significant opportunity to drive horticultural productivity while reducing resource use and management complexity. AI might help us live healthier lives and make it possible to produce more vitamin rich food in greenhouses for growing human populations.
The goal of the challenge is to produce a cherry tomato crop within 6 months inside a greenhouse remotely! Greenhouse space and controls will be provided by WUR and the teams are allowed to provide their own sensors and cameras.
Each team will be able to extract necessary data from the greenhouse compartment and add their own ICT/models/machine learning algorithms in order to decide on the control settings for the next day or period.
Tomato grower in the Netherlands. Responsible for crop production and technology at his company Vereijken kwekerijen
Professor at Horticulture and Product Physiology at Wageningen University
Principal researcher at Tencent AI Lab. Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Best paper reward of ICDM 2010 and ECML 2011.
Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University.She is a rising star on the field of artificial intelligence research.
Final winner of the first worldwide Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge has been announced on 12 December during AgriFoodTech in The Netherlands. Team Sonoma with researchers from Microsoft Research, Wageningen University and University of Copenhagen won the competition. During the final event consumers could taste the first AI grown cucumbers.
WUR is the number one university in the agro-food domain and the only university in the Netherland to focus specifically on the theme ‘Healthy food and a living environment’
Tencent is one of the world's largest Internet and technology companies providing many services including social networks, online games, and ecommerce.
David is the Chief eXploration Officer (CXO) of Tencent where he drives the Company's active participation in new and emerging technologies.