For quite a long time, agriculture was an area where high tech and automated solutions were difficult to adopt. Whereas it was easy to implement an automated line or a quality control system, or build an AI-based solution in any production, agriculture has always been an area of expensive and complex implementations.
Some science fiction writers predicted that in future robots would be just smart assistants to humans, following their rules and, except in rare cases, carrying out mundane tasks. In many ways their predictions are coming true right before our eyes. Being served by robot waiters or using chatbots in customer service don’t seem surprising anymore today, not to mention robotization of back office processes in insurance companies or the use of robots in manufacturing. In view of these tendencies, managers take this opportunity to increase productivity and reduce costs.