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How John Deere’s New AI Lab Is Designing Farm Equipment For A More Sustainable Future

The acquisition of a computer vision startup speeds the company’s goal of helping farmers grow enough food for an exploding global population. On a block in San Francisco’s SoMa district, near LinkedIn’s headquarters and dozens of startups, a 180-year-old company best-known for making tractors has a gleaming new Silicon Valley office. But inside, instead of building the latest app, John Deere is focused on how to use artificial intelligence to make farming equipment that can meet modern sustainability and food production challenges.
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