Picture: Stian Rognlid, Aquaticode CEO
Stian Rognlid, Aquaticode´s CEO, recently talked to WeAreAquaculture about the industry breakthroughs still to come and how artificial intelligence can help achieve them.
Part of the interview is highlighted below:
Rognlid believes that the fourth industrial revolution, the combination of AI and automation, will be a force of change in the industry. Technology adaptation is happening quickly in agriculture, with the advent of, for example, sorting seeds for desirable traits and cultivating fields with autonomous tractors. When it comes to aquaculture, he points out that it’s not a question of ‘if’ and ‘to what degree’ similar disruptions will happen, but ‘how fast’.
‘That’s a good thing’, he continues. ‘How to feed the future is the greatest question of our time, and, like many others, I believe aquaculture is the answer. Salmon is high in nutritional value, yet the production footprint is low compared to alternatives. Although there are some very real limitations to growth (MAB), the industry has come a long way in a short time – and there is still a lot of untapped potential’.
While there is no silver bullet that will allow us to produce enough food within the planetary boundaries, it is safe to say that AI will contribute to reduced labor costs and improved productivity in the aquaculture industry, enabling farmers to produce more sustainable and healthy seafood.
Read the full article here.