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Building Future Cities: FIRST Partner John Deere Brings AI, Automation, Machine Learning, and More to Farming

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Are you STEM enough to be a farmer for the world's future cities?

In an article on ces.tech, John Teeple, director of advanced technology at John Deere, and John Stone, senior vice president at Deere and Company’s Intelligent Solutions Group, talk about ways that the company's innovators and inventors are using everything from self-driving technology to artificial intelligence to push the boundaries between farming and technology.

Excerpts from "Beyond the Tractor"

With the increasing need for food globally as the world population changes, the integration between agriculture and technology proves to be vital. Beyond the vehicle technology in their tractors, John Deere’s equipment allows farmers to take advantage of other technology to optimize farming operations and address concerns that were not prevalent — or even existent — before.
"These technologies allow the farmer to operate smarter, more efficiently, more productively, more precisely, and ultimately, more sustainably now as well," said Teeple.
John Deere's presence at CES 2019 featured their iconic green John Deere tractor and highlighted the intricate technologies — sensors, AI, connectivity and more — that farmers are using today, allowing attendees to embrace how every company is a tech company.

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The article lists examples of innovations and technologies being used to enhance farming to serve Earth's growing population.

Find the rest of "Beyond the Tractor: John Deere Provides Tech Solutions in Agriculture" at ces.tech.

Building Future Cities

This season, Disney, Lucasfilm, and FIRST have teamed up as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative. The season theme, FIRST RISESM, explores how humanity will build sustainable cities for our future. "Building Future Cities" (#BFC) is a digital campaign that showcases how FIRST strategic partners, allies, and community are already at work on the cities of tomorrow. 

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