#MoreMissouri 2020: Danforth Plant Science Center to Develop AI Farm of the Future

Missouri delivers more than you expect. In Missouri, you’ll find more of everything. More global industries. More diverse assets. More affordability. All month long, Missouri Partnership is celebrating “more” by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from 2020. Today, we’re checking out an exciting investment at Missouri’s Danforth Plant Science Center.

In September, the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to scientists at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The grant money is being used to explore foundational AI goals and innovative uses of AI to develop a prototype autonomous “farm of the future.”

The project, named AI Institute for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management and Sustainability (AIFARMS), was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which announced plans to make Missouri its new home in 2019, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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