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    Robot Farming Could Save the Humans

    It’s the rise of the tilling machines. Artificial intelligence is sprouting rapidly in agriculture, as Earth’s soaring population and temperatures strain the food supply. An app can recognize crop diseases, a robotic tractor can spot weeds and precisely apply herbicides in lettuce fields, and satellites can monitor rural agriculture in developing nations to make sure resources go where they’re most needed. When seasons play tricks on farmers because of a changing climate, and precise crop management can mean feast or famine, this robotic revolution may be something we can’t live without.

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