Mojow Autonomous Solutions to get $419,000 through AgriScience Program
April 6, 2022 By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Up to $419,000 in funding will go toward Mojow Autonomous Solutions through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, under the AgriScience Program.
Mojow aims to help farmers mitigate the challenges of labour shortages through an artificial intelligence data recording kit known as EyeBox. EyeBox is a small sensor unit that contains multiple cameras, as well as GPS, combined with a computer unit for real-time processing of collected data. When farm machinery is in use, the Eye-Box will automatically collect images and classify each pixel. This will create (or update) a digital twin representation of the entire farming entity.
Eye-Box will make a difference to farmers as the data from the digital representation will be used in computer algorithms, allowing farm operators to make informed decisions when addressing field-level issues.
With the integration of digital technologies and artificial intelligence, farmers can manage resources more effectively and efficiently. In addition, these technologies will help to alleviate some of the labour shortage pressures faced by the sector with new efficiencies for farm systems that will drive overall productivity. Rather than have employees process data, the Eye-Box will work automatically and allow farmers and employees to focus their attention on daily tasks.