Farm Giant John Deere Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup
JOHN DEERE AQUIRES AI STARTUP FOR $305 MILLION
Farm equipment giant John Deere paid over $300 million to acquire artificial intelligence (AI) startup Blue River Technology. The 60-person company based in Silicon Valley uses AI to identify and spray herbicide on weeds. John Deere says the tech will allow its tractors to understand individual plants in crops like lettuce and corn. Blue River’s other farm tools include a device that trims lettuce and software for drones to analyze crops.
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