Green-Tech-Tuesday: Innovation, AI and Robotics

Just imagine the amazing results of a world in the not so distant future offering absolutely-automated Cannabis farming, with out-of-this-world extraction techniques and cutting-edge growing technology.

We stand nowadays at the verge of widespread worldwide legalization for an industry that has largely been pushed forwards by empowering the everyday person to take control of their own destiny. Can the future of cannabis lie with software applications and/or hardware developers, instead of the growers themselves?  Is it  a viable concept that technology may catapult farmers into the 22nd century and in so, create a brand new type of business framework for themselves.

With the growth of any emerging market comes the opportunity to tap into the trends associated to Artificial Intelligence (AI), HighTech and fully automated systems. The Cannabiz world is buzzing with industry-specific breakthroughs in computerized crop management, indoor vertical farmingcombined with superior extraction and packing technologies.

Related article: A controlled environment hydroponic growing system using LED lighting powered by solar panels for year-around production

A completely unique spirit of open-mindedness and experimentation have existed inside this industry way before any legalisation took place and continues to be the driving force behind this still emerging economy. Rapid, fearless innovation is a part of what makes this Green World so exciting to entrepreneurs of all walk of life.  From blowing pipes to bud selecting, every nook of this Cannabis Planet is forging ahead and buzzing the industry. here’s a rundown of who’s leading the excessive tech rate.

Source and original article thanks to: by Garyn Angel

GUEST WRITER at Green Entrepreneur and CEO of MagicalButter

…”The Uber of weed.

Since consumers want their (legal) weed as quickly and efficiently as possible, companies like EazeGreenRush and have stepped in to offer third-party delivery services with simplified order applications.

A little help (managing) our friends.

The need for CRM services in the industry has opened up a space for Bakerto become “the Salesforce of weed,” boldly going where sales software hasn’t been before. Industry-specific POS services like CovaBioTrack and GreenBitsare also busy making high-volume dispensary sales a breeze.

Putting the best bud on the map.

You can’t smoke it unless you’ve got it, which is why companies like Massroots4Twenty Today, Leaflyand Weedmaps have built massive online communities dedicated to finding the freshest local green and sharing their UGC with the rest of the fam. Apps like Tokr take this info even further, finding the best deals and the best weed in town.

Canna K-cups? Okay.

Simplifying the consumption process is the main mission of CannaKorp, which is often touted as the “Keurig of cannabis,” thanks to their easy-to-use tabletop vape cartridge technology. PAX Labs is the one to beat in the portable cartridge category, but newcomers like DaVinci are showing up to challenge the status quo.”….

Technology that takes control.

Wherein exactly, does A.I. come into play?   Precise and automated harvest yield forecasts and crop disease scanning using the latest technology for hydroponic commercial greenhouses is what Motorleaf are all about. Their integration of technology with AI  learning, into the indoor farming technique, is nothing short of revolutionary.

Motorleaf CEO Alistair Monk invites us to “think of artificial intelligence as a technology that can do what a human can do already, like a robotic vacuum. The difference is the robotics can move all day and night time, week after week.”

Machine learning makes it feasible for a robot farm to self-regulate,  everything from temperature and water content of the air to the use of multi-spectrum light formulas to create strain-specific growing situations which might be optimized in real time.

The AI performs those obligations in a way that a human can’t do, by making hundreds of real-time calculations to figure out the greenest way to carry out each job even building predictability models around crop yield and excellence.

AI and machine learning synergise to create a huge quantity of business opportunities formerly unseen in this industry, giving companies from a wide sector of the economy a heads up on their competitors. And in the competition for early-marketplace dominance, future knowhow is the key.

Human targeted product development is the Key

Science and its speedy deployment is another large motivating force of the cannabis industry’s success, with legalization opening up interesting possibilities for studies and development. With every breakthrough in medical cannabis farming and extraction techniques, come new solutions to the way patients get treated.

Research around extraction methods have opened up a brave new world for the personal benefits of the cannabis patient, see DEXSO’s home extraction unit:

“…produce purer extracts than with Ethanol, produce more yield per extraction in a safer way than with Butane, and produce everything faster and cheaper than with CO2.”

When mixed with advanced Developing Tech like Seedo, Grobo or LEAF, the spending and inconvenience issues of acquiring concentrates are reduced dramatically, giving sufferers improved remedy alternatives at home and the potential to revolutionize their world.

As these idea and technologies carry on giving the cannabis industry’s longtime mission to offer alleviation to people suffering from chronic pain a solution to up their quality of life and as more investment enters the market, will the “people over profit” ethos prevails.


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