Farm Giant John Deere Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup


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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Sami Mebazaa

Innovation Director at Talan
Sami is eager to create a spirit of innovation in the Talan community - including consultants, clients and other stakeholders. In this mission, Sami has worked as the Director of Innovation at Talan since 2010. He strongly believes that the problems we encounter on a daily basis are the source of inspiration for innovation.

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