Depth Charge Podcast

#2 Vikram Adve : Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Next Gen Farms, LLVM

April 02, 2021 Kirit Basu Season 1 Episode 2
Depth Charge Podcast
#2 Vikram Adve : Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Next Gen Farms, LLVM
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Dr. Vikram Adve is the the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Digital Agriculture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he leads the AIFARMS Institute. AIFARMS is one of a handful of national institutes for Artificial Intelligence Research in the US. There they are focused on foundational AI and science research to address important challenges facing world agriculture.
He previously co-led the development of the LLVM project, one of the most significant developments in compiler technology in the last couple of decades.

In this conversation we talk about the state of AI in agriculture and the ambitious goals of the AIFARMS project.

Links :
AIFARMS Project Website
Vikram's Personal Website
LLVM Project

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What is AIFARMS
Transfer Learning
Sensors
Education and workforce training
Remote sensing drones
Foundational AI research
National priorities for AI
Life journey, inspirations, LLVM