For FarmWise’s Cofounders, opportunity was in the Weeds

Farmscape

Before the sun comes up over the rows of salad greens and cauliflower and other vegetables that blanket California’s farms, operators who have been trained to manage the hulking orange machines known Titan FT-35s load them up from the Salinas hub of Farmwise—a startup that offers robotic weeding as a service—and transport them via tractor-trailer to farms in California and Arizona. 

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What AI Founders think about Human Jobs in and after the Pandemic

Human jobs post pandemic

Rapid adoption of robots and AI automation helped keep businesses afloat while avoiding workplace-spread infections. But nearly 40 million jobs were lost while the pandemic was at its worst, and by some estimates, at last 42% won’t come back. The question of jobs—who’s lost them, whether they’ll come back  and how they’re going to change—is still in question. The companies in this year’s Forbes AI50 list are full of ideas about what’s going to happen—to humans, not robots. 

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