University of Florida is focusing on AI in agriculture

Ag students in the Sunshine State are set to get a new facility that will focus on one of the fastest-growing areas in ag technology.

The University of Florida is planning to build a $20 million Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence. The proposed 34,000-square-foot center will house offices and research facilities, all focused on artificial intelligence in agriculture.

32 students will work on designing and developing robotic technology, and it will act as a central hub for training. They hope to use their research for the strawberry and tomato industries in the region as well as other ag industries across the state.