Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Dec 13, 2018 - Farmwave, an agricultural software platform that harnesses its extensive library of crop images and artificial intelligence for early detection of pests and diseases, is pleased to announce its new integration with Slack, the leading collaboration hub. Farmwave’s Cloud Optimized Recognition Engine (CORE) will be the first agriculture technology integration with Slack.
“We’ve heard from farmers requesting help grow their businesses in today’s market with the same tools others have access to,” said Craig Ganssle, Farmwave’s Founder & CEO. “Sound communication is key for any business. Slack’s communication capabilities and our platform’s powerful backend for disease and pest recognition are natural partners in the fight to reduce crop destruction and increase yields.”
Farmwave’s artificially intelligent platform transforms the world’s agricultural information into AI data models that power decision-making and preserve the future of farming. The Farmwave image library has been painstakingly curated and validated by PhD-level subject matter experts, and yields industry-leading, highly accurate results. With Farmwave, farmers can export vital information from their technology: from machinery, drones, sensors, farm management systems, and more- all integrated into an easy-to-use app that utilizes AI to capture data, analyze patterns, and provide insights. But this information is most effective when it’s shared with others.
Communication is key for any business. Slack’s communication capabilities and our platform’s powerful backend for disease and pest recognition are natural partners in the fight to reduce crop destruction and increase yields.
“Our goal is to provide farmers with dedicated communication channels to discuss plans, share information, and work on problems together- no matter where in the world they happen to be,” said Charlie Bassham, Farmwave’s Chief Technology Officer. “There’s no point in reinventing the wheel, so we went with a leader in the space: Slack.”
With the new integration, Farmwave customers can tap into a global community of growers, crop scientists, and agronomists and interact within dedicated Slack workspaces. Harnessing the power of Slack’s messaging capabilities means farmers can spend less time sorting through email, social media, and a host of messaging applications and instead hold conversations and start video calls that flow seamlessly between Farmwave and Slack.
The Farmwave integration for Slack makes it easy to:
– Access Field Reports on demand. Creating, editing, and viewing Field Reports is even simpler now that customers can access their entire series of Field Reports at a glance.
– Connect with team members in real-time. Whether it’s a quick conversation or a detailed group video call to discuss potential issues, farmers can get in touch when they need to- no matter where they are.
– Avoid the scavenger hunt for notes and memos. Between texts, phone calls, social media, other messaging apps, or even pen and paper, it’s often hard to find what you’re looking for. With one dedicated channel to capture all of your growing data, you can spend time where it counts: on farming.
– Harness the future now. Farmwave’s AI CORE delivers real-time diagnoses and identification of crop issues in seconds- not hours, days, or weeks. Armed with this information, farmers can collaborate and validate AI-predicted issues in real-time with anyone anywhere. The more Farmwave is used around the globe, the smarter it gets.
Farmwave’s Cloud Optimized Recognition Engine (CORE) technology blends artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to give farmers the data they need to make better decisions. Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, we bring together a global community of growers so they can share information, exchange best practices, and solve common problems, changing the way food is grown worldwide. Learn more at farmwave.io.
Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people together with all the right information and tools to get work done. Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest-growing business application in history. Millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, Slack helps people communicate better. Learn more at slack.com.
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