21 Mar Importance and Benefits of Disease Diagnosis with AI
Plant diseases are a major threat to food security, but their rapid identification remains difficult in many parts of the world due to the lack of the necessary infrastructure. The combination of increasing global smartphone penetration and recent advances in computer vision made possible by deep learning has paved the way for smartphone-assisted disease diagnosis.
Preventing plant diseases, diagnosing the disease on time and starting treatment are the most important issues in farming. Plant diseases reduce both the quality and quantity of agricultural products. Diagnosis of plant disease is dependent mainly on observations of the symptoms of the disease and the presence of a pathogenic agent in or on diseased tissues.
It is possible to understand plant diseases from the visible symptoms of the plant. However, a symptom can be a symptom of more than one disease, and symptoms can be mixed with each other. Making the wrong diagnosis of the disease and therefore applying the wrong treatment causes more damage to the plant. Therefore, it would be the most accurate method to diagnose the disease and recommend treatment by a specialist.
While it is not always easy to reach an expert, it has become quite easy to reach an expert AI with the developing and spreading technology. Detecting plant diseases with AI and obtaining prescriptions saves time. Since you can send plant photos instantly at any time of the day and you can get instant feedback, AI becomes your most accessible expert.
Since the true and fast diagnosis and true treatment are keys to a healthy plant, every farmer should have an AI plant expert in their pocket.
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