Artificial Intelligence and Farm Labor
Up until relatively recently, artificial intelligence almost seemed to be more of a science fiction concept than reality. So, with the current boom of artificial intelligence in agriculture we’re seeing today, some fear their jobs will be jeopardized. Farmwave founder and CEO, Craig Ganssle,\ says their AI-based product isn’t taking jobs away, but rather assisting to help farm labor to be more effective.
Ganssle… “You know, here's this thing that's been going on for years. Is AI going to steal my job? But then the other side of the story is what job? Because it doesn't seem like anybody's working. If I look around, I see hiring signs everywhere. So, uh, which is it? Is it stealing jobs? Or, you know, everybody's hiring. Is it, is it going to step in and help automate? Right, certain jobs that we can't find people to do, which is a real problem in agriculture. The labor market is hard to find people. Farmers are like, I'm lucky enough to find somebody to show up every morning on time and just drive this combine, let alone be a skilled operator that knows how to check for loss and what to manipulate on the machine to reduce loss. So in that capacity, FarmWave is a huge value add to help assist like AI assist. Which is, I think where it's all really starting AI is assisting people. It's assisting jobs and functions and, uh, how to get things done better because there's a lack of labor out there to do certain jobs.”
That’s founder and CEO of Farmwave, Craig Ganssle.