With the world’s population reaching 9 billion, scientists are working to build a more sustainable global food supply. Thanks to growing interest from various innovative companies such as GeNee™ Technology, AI is gaining a growing foothold in agriculture.
In recent research published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Scientific Reports, GeNee™ Technology published the innovation behind its first AI-powered seed sorting machine GeNee Sorter. The technology classifies and sorts seeds using attributes using plain image data.
GeNee Technology extracts the quality grade of every seed according to bespoke quality attributes. GeNee trains a proprietary algorithm to correlate image data and the quality attribute of interest for each use case.
In the course of the study, two main issues, Prediction universality, and adaptiveness, came into the limelight. The study demonstrates how seeds with high germinability and germination vigor can be made industrially appropriate by bringing dozens of disqualified seed lots from different seed companies across three continents to a > 90% seed usability rate, reducing unwanted, unintended seed loss.
As a result, the paper successfully demonstrated the capability of Ge-Nee Technology to handle multiple genetics, breeding programs, cultivation conditions, and production pipelines.
Since Seed-X technology provides valuable insight for various applications by processing seeds according to genetic purity, seed companies can maximize profits, minimize inventory costs, and optimize production planning.