Farmers could soon be able to avail of Artificial Intelligence to assist in managing their farm as a result of a new €2m research and development partnership announced by Irish dairy equipment manufacturer Dairymaster, IT Tralee and Lero, the Irish Software SFI Research Centre based at University of Limerick. The programme is backed by Science Foundation Ireland.
A team of researchers will be hired, including PhD students and post-doctoral scientists and engineers, to work with Lero and Dairymaster R&D teams. The researchers will have a range of skills from embedded electronics and sensor technology to software development and data analytics. The project will offer researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting edge research while being embedded as part of an award winning R&D team.
“Dairymaster is committed to providing the best possible technologies to our customers and this is the key reason why we are investing in this area,” commented Professor Edmond Harty, CEO of Dairymaster.