Deere buys Blue River Technology for $305M Deere is bringing robots to the farm after the tractor company acquired Blue River Technology for $305M. The startup makes "see-and-spray" robots that affix to tractors. They use computer vision to identify plants in the field in need of fertilizer, pesticides or other costly "inputs" used to manage crops. - Seeking Alpha
IBM commits $240 million to fund an MIT A.I. lab IBM will spend $240M to open a Watson-branded artificial intelligence research lab in collaboration with long-time partner MIT. "AI as a field has been going on for many decades, but it is quite obvious right now it has raised to a level of centrality for every major technology company," said Dario Gil, VP of AI and Quantum at IBM Research. - CNBC
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