With the advent of artificial intelligence there are many folk expressing concern about the ultimate benefits for humanity along with more about how AI is being used to grow vegetables on an industrial scale further into this article.
AI generated image of vegetable towers
AI - as it is known is based on recognisable code and the ability to retain information. In essence if Ai is coded by an ethical coder with good and humane intentions, then there is little to be concerned about. A more detail description follows.
Turning AI to good use we asked the question via an emerging AI Chat format called https://chat.openai.com
So what was the question we asked:
'What are the personal and planetary benefits of following a plant-based lifestyle?'
This is the exact verbatim response generated from the openai system. Literally ask any question and you will receive a response free of any form of bias.
Personal benefits include:
Improved heart health: Plant-based diets are typically low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Weight loss: Plant-based diets are often lower in calories and can help with weight loss and weight management.
Lower risk of certain cancers: Studies have found that vegetarians and vegans have a lower risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon and breast cancer.
Lower risk of type 2 diabetes: Plant-based diets are often lower in fat and higher in fibre, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Planetary benefits include
Lower greenhouse gas emissions: Animal agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and a plant-based diet can significantly reduce an individual's carbon footprint.
Reduced water usage: Animal agriculture requires large amounts of water, and a plant-based diet can conserve this precious resource.
Reduced deforestation: Animal agriculture is a major cause of deforestation, particularly in the Amazon rainforest. A plant-based diet can reduce the demand for land used for grazing or growing feed crops.
It's worth noting that not all plant-based diets are created equal and it's important to have a balanced and well-planned plant-based diet to ensure that you're getting all the nutrients you need. ENDS:
So is AI being used to grow vegetables on an industrial scale?
Here is its answer.
Yes, AI is being used to grow vegetables on an industrial scale in some cases. This can include using machine learning algorithms to optimise growing conditions, such as temperature and humidity, or using computer vision to monitor plant growth and detect potential issues. Additionally, some companies have developed fully automated, AI-controlled systems that can grow vegetables year-round in controlled indoor environments. ENDS
For those of you really interested to know more we asked it exactly what AI is?
Here is it's response.
AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, which refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and learn like humans. The field of AI research began in the 1950s and has since grown to encompass a wide range of technologies and applications, including machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and more.
There are different types of AI, the most common are:
Reactive machines: AI systems that can only react to the current situation, they don't have the ability to form memories or use past experiences to inform future decisions.
Limited memory: AI systems that can use past experiences to inform future decisions, but their memory is limited to the current task.
Theory of mind: AI systems that can understand mental states such as beliefs, intents, and desires of other agents, and simulate them in order to understand their behaviour.
Self-aware: AI systems that have a sense of self, and can be conscious of their own mental states, and also be aware of the external world.
AI has already been integrated into many aspects of our lives, such as personal assistants, self-driving cars, and image recognition systems. It's expected that AI will continue to play an increasingly important role in many areas of society in the future, including healthcare, finance, transportation, and more. ENDS
Eds Note: We hope you've enjoyed this small expose on the ways of AI in relation to the plant-based sector. I believe it is important to understand what AI is all about but in essence how and why it is being programmed makes it benevolent or malevolent.