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Microsoft, Danone commit to AI to boost food industry

17 January 2020 | News

AI Factory is Microsoft's support program for startups specializing in Artificial Intelligence

AI Factory For AgriFood is the third class of the Microsoft AI Factory, after AI Factory for Green Energy and AI Factory for Health! The start-ups will be jointly supported by Microsoft and Danone, one of the world leadersin the agrifood sector, and will benefit from a 3-month acceleration period.

The aim of the AI Factory for Agrifood is on the one hand to accelerate the digital transformation of each sector, and on the other hand to support these young companies to continue their development in artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

The AI Factory for Agrifood intends to encourage projects serving regenerative agriculture (soil health, animal welfare, support for farmers), sustainable food, waste minimization, and optimization of supply chains.

The AI Factory for Agrifood start-ups will benefit from Danone’s ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision, which links human health and the planet’s across its entire value chain. They will also benefit from access to real use cases under demanding real life conditions of quality and performance. Microsoft will provide personalized support through its technological skills and the services of its Azure platform, as well as its sales network.

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