Grant helps fund WSU AI solutions for agriculture challenges

A new $20 million federal grant will help Washington State University lead a multi-institutional research institute. 

It will develop artificial intelligence solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather, and climate change.

The new institute is one of 11 launched by the National Science Foundation this year. 

It will involve the people who will use the solutions, from farmers, workers, and policymakers, in their development. 

The researchers will also work to make solutions that can adapt to changing environments and that amplify productivity by combining human skills and machine capabilities to be more effective than either would be alone.