Farmers are starting to use ‘Cow Fitbits’ and AI

Cow with Ida tracker

Due to the shortage of workers, many aging farmers are relying on AI technology to help them run their farms.

The AI that Richard Watson uses is called Ida, for “The Intelligent Dairy Farmer’s Assistant.” It “tracks his cows’ tiniest movements through their collars and then graphs and dissects them en masse. Those ‘real-time cattle analytics’ are then used by the AI to assess diet and movement and predict health issues of concern, such as lameness or udder infections.”

Learn more about AI on farms at The Washington Post.