IT Farmer: 003 Autumn 2018

Farmer IT 074 l Autumn 2018 The agricultural industry is gearing up for the "fourth industrial revolution", where machines will be replacing humans in "thinking" as well as "doing" roles. Agriculture gearing up for 'fourth industrial revolution’ technologies, in the next four decades agri-tech will need considerable investment before it can address the labour shortage in agriculture. This is according to Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, who spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Although Mr Haldane has predicted that up to 50% of all jobs could be lost to new Innovation