Talk Title: AI and the Next Generation Food System
Speaker: Gabe Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bio: Gabe Youtsey leads innovation for UC’s statewide agriculture and natural resource division, bringing together UC research, commercialization activities, and industry-academic collaborations to advance innovation in food and agriculture. Mr. Youtsey is also a leader of the newly-created AI for the Next Generation Food System Institute, a national collaboration among 5 top food and agriculture research universities and the USDA.
Abstract: Advances in computational, sensor, and biotechnologies will help accelerate the adoption of critical new technologies that will introduce much more precision and automation in the food and agriculture industries with economic, environmental, and health benefits. However, in order to accelerate useful “decision-making” through AI, we will need to be creative in developing this highly data-intensive technology, create meaningful pathways to commercialize it and prepare our communities and workforce for it.