This program addresses the skills shortage in adopting advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies in the areas of Food & Waste, a critical national manufacturing priority. This will boost food productivity, improve food quality control and logistics, reduce, and better manage waste generated during the life cycle of food production and consumption.
This program is of great significance as the global food crisis deepens day by day. Through a range of industry driven research activities, this program will produce a cohort of graduates that are not only equipped with practical AI skills but also ready to integrate into food and waste related industry sectors to generate real impact onto our society.
This cohort will gain deep knowledge on food value chain from industry experts, develop tailored AI solutions for certain segments of the value chain, and deploy their AI techniques to create tangible benefits.
The activities include improving yield and control for farms, such as cattle farms, mushroom farms and vineyards, by developing machine vision techniques to achieve real-time monitoring; improving food processing procedures, production practices and fresh food delivery, by using heuristic based optimisation; improving efficiency in waste collection and management, by establishing data driven scheduling tools.