Besides Biotechnology, identify one technology that seems to have the greatest potential positive effect on food security.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an alternative form of technology, other than biotechnology, that can be used to promote food security in the world. According to Kunze (2), Artificial intelligence can modernize agriculture and working conditions to safeguard vulnerable populations and give them upward economic agility through increased crop production and technology education. AI robotics are being used to revolutionize crop harvesting robots and agriculture. Artificial intelligence-improved drones are keeping workers safe and increasing production.
Robotic control of weed permits safe and effective herbicides distribution, especially for harmful chemicals. This also eliminates herbicide restistance. Drones are also being used to inspect large-scale farms for pests and infections. AI also enhances food security by diagnosing soil conditions. The technology also permits workers to use essential strategies for gathering nutrient deficiencies. One of the main befit is that this technology offers benefits without lowering the number of workers needed in these farms.
Potential Negative Uses of Artificial Intelligence
The main potential challenge of using Artificial intelligence technology in both developed and developing nations is the lack of skills needed to use the technology in different agricultural aspects (Mayer, 3). Artificial intelligence technology requires collecting real-time data in the field and training the system using this data to be able to be case-specific in the operation. This is something that cannot be done by anyone. A lot of training is needed to gain skills that enhance adding value to the agricultural system. The technology is also substantially expensive to implement which can put most farmers off from using the technology. Nevertheless, Artificial intelligence has advanced applications in agriculture including monitoring water systems and water usage in agriculture. The provision of safety especially in administering dangerous herbicides gives farmers a great advantage by ensuring effective pest control without exposing humans to any harm. Generally, benefits outweigh challenges (Chamara, 1).