By Nirmal Singh By | 13 Mar 15 00:02:40Ahead of the annual India-US AI summit in New York, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that he believes AI technology will be a big part of the future of agriculture.
He was speaking to a conference of US academics and technologists at the Marriott Marquis in New Jersey, where the summit was taking place.
He said that AI will be the “killer app” for agriculture, and that the company’s technology would “play a huge role in the future.”
“In this new era, AI is going to make farming a lot easier, it’s going to help farmers in all parts of the world,” he said.
“I think the answer to the question of whether you’re going to have a future is ‘yes,'” he said, adding that AI is “really going to change the face of farming”.
Amazon’s Prime Now service has seen huge growth in India, which is already home to a number of AI-powered services such as delivery, self-driving cars and a new way to shop.
The service now has more than a billion customers across India.
The company has also announced plans to expand its business in the US and other emerging markets, including in Brazil, South Africa and India.