Farming is becoming increasingly high-tech, according to The Kiplinger Letter'. Drones to inspect crops. Satellites to guide tractors. Sensors and software to tell farmers just how much fertilizer to apply. The potential benefits are huge. So-called precision agriculture can reduce costs by letting farmers cut waste and make better use of water and fertilizer, while boosting crop yields. Here's Associate Editor Matthew Housiaux to discuss the role artificial intelligence can play. "I can speak to how artificial intelligence will be applied on the farm, which basically means sorting through the reams and reams of data that farmers can collect on things like yield, on soil, on the weather and helping them make better operating decisions with that data. In some cases, providing specific growing recommendations and specific recommendations for what farmers can do. And so, that's just another way in which farming is becoming more high tech. And sorting through that, increasingly this kind of technology will become what's necessary to stay in the game with farming and stay profitable, allowing farmers to cut costs and increase their profits. And it's not to say that the artificial intelligence will be making decisions for the farmer, just that it will help the farmer more fully consider all the potential options that he has.